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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

'Cities and Gods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' Conference

6th July 2007, 09:00 to 7th July 2007, 16:00, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin's Hall

Following on from the Spirituality in the City colloquium, this two-day conference will be held in Durham, 6th–7th July 2007, and is being organised by the Departments of Archaeology and Classics and Ancient History.

Three sessions will be run, focussing on three different aspects related to the impact of religious traditions on the physical and social organization of the City between Roman and Late Antique periods. Geographically we will be looking at Rome and the western and eastern provinces, trying to identify common trends and different directories. The aim of such an approach is to identify the interaction of local and colonial religious practice. Then we are aiming to discuss how citizens respond to the introduction/imposition of new religious forms.

Each session will include 4 or 5 papers that can be delivered in English, French, Italian and German. The whole project is finalised to create a strong basis in order to favour further interdisciplinary cooperation and to find new directions to develop analysis and understanding of urban trajectories in a wider context both geographically and historically. For this reason conclusions will be drawn by scholars from different disciplines in a round table.

For further information visit the Cities and Gods conference website below

Contact anna.leone@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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