Appels à communications / Call for Papers

Titre de la conférence / Conference Title : Dining Divinely: Banqueting in Honour of the Gods

Date de la conférence / Date of Conference : March 7-9, 2010

Date limite pour la soumission du résumé / Closing Date for Abstracts : October 1, 2009

De / From :  Alison Griffith



Dining Divinely: Banqueting in Honour of the Gods
July 7-9, 2010
The Department of Classics at the University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand

Commensality marked a range of public and private occasions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This colloquium will explore the evidence for banquets and feasts held in conjunction with or as a form of religious observance. Offers of papers from any branch of Classical Studies concerning the following topics are welcomed:

  • The archaeological evidence for banquets (architecture, furnishings, food remains, representations of banqueting) with a religious dimension.
  • Banquets associated with particular religious festivals or rites, or part of private occasions with a religious dimension (eg funerals).
  • Literary or epigraphical evidence for religious banqueting.

An abstract of 250 words indicating the thesis, evidence and conclusions of the paper offered and including the name, academic affiliation, postal address and email address of the presenter should be sent to the conference organiser at the address below. Email attachments and facsimiles are preferred. Papers will be 20-30 minutes long, depending on the final number of participants.

Abstracts must be received on or before October 1, 2009. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 15, 2009. The registration fee will be around US $120/€85 (postgraduates US $85/€60).

Alison B. Griffith
Department of Classics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Ph: ++64-3-364-2987 ext. 8578
Fax: ++64-3-364-2576



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