Classics & Religion Graduate Student Symposium at University of Calgary

APPEL À COMMUNICATION – 6th Annual CLARE (Classics & Religion) Graduate Student Symposium, February 3 – 4, 2020. Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2019.

More than Meets the Eye: Visual Culture and Ritual through Texts, Arts and Artefacts.

The Graduate Students of the Department of Classics & Religion at the University of Calgary have the pleasure of inviting presentations for their 6th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. This year’s conference seeks to tease out themes concerning two areas of inquiry, as well as their possible intersections: ritual, both as an aspect of institutional religion and as a component of daily social and individual life; and visual culture, both in its technical qualities and its anthropological, sociological, literary and religious aspects. We are interested in exploring the dialectics of these themes across human societies in a variety of means of expression: texts and oral traditions, art and architecture, politics, theatre, objects of material culture and more.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Ritual as both institutionalized and daily social practices
  • Oral or textual tradition relating to ritual
  • Visual culture associated with anthropological, sociological and/or religious aspects
  • Visual or historical issues related to the interpretation of material culture
  • The concept of belief and ritual

We invite students from all fields and departments to join us. We also welcome both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. The conference will be held on February 3 – 4, 2020.

Please submit abstract of not more than 250-300 words by December 31st, 2019. Please submit abstracts as a pdf attachment with your full name, academic affiliation, title of your abstract and academic program/year. Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Submission of abstracts are to be emailed to Any questions should be addressed to the same email address.

Proposals of up to: 250-300 words
Please submit abstracts and questions to:

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