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The symposium aims to discuss recent developments regarding the interpretation of philological and archaeological sources from Anatolia and adjacent areas in the second millennium BCE. It focuses on questions concerning the archaeology of temples and other sacred places, differences of sacred spaces according to written sources, the organization of festivals with a focus on spatial aspects, participation in festivals, and possibilities of interpretation thanks to insights into the cult practices of areas like Northern Syria, the Levant, Mesopotamia or Egypt.

FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/10/2018

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 03-04-05/06/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature (Mainz, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Susanne Görke; Dr. Charles Steitler

INFO: web - susanne.goerke@adwmainz.de - charles.steitler@adwmainz.de

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The project “Hethitische Festrituale” (HFR) at the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature, which dedicates its work to a comprehensive edition of all Hittite festival texts, including cultural, religious, palaeographic and economic studies, will hold its First International Symposium entitled “Cult, Temple, Sacred Spaces. Cult Practices and Cult Spaces in Hittite Anatolia and Neighbouring Cultures” from June 3rd until June 5th 2019 at the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature.


The symposium aims to discuss recent developments regarding the interpretation of philological and archaeological sources from Anatolia and adjacent areas in the second millennium BCE. It focuses on questions concerning the archaeology of temples and other sacred places, differences of sacred spaces according to written sources, the organization of festivals with a focus on spatial aspects, participation in festivals, and possibilities of interpretation thanks to insights into the cult practices of areas like Northern Syria, the Levant, Mesopotamia or Egypt.


The planned speakers are Claus Ambos, Gary Beckman, Yoram Cohen, Carlo Corti, Rainer Czichon, Stefano de Martino, Meltem Doğan-Alparslan, Ilgi Gerçek, Nils Heeßel, Thalia Lysen, Andreas Müller-Karpe, Adam Kryszeń, Herbert Niehr, Joachim Friedrich Quack, Andreas Schachner, and Mark Weeden.


In addition, HFR invites a limited number of young scholars (PhD students, recent Post-docs) to present their research on a relevant topic (papers should last no more than 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion). Travel and accommodation costs can be covered by HFR. To apply, please send in a CV along with an abstract of 300-400 words explaining the subject of your talk and its relevance for the topic of the conference, no later than October 15th, 2018, via email to the address below.


We invite you to join the symposium and contribute to the discussion.

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