Sophia Centre Conference in Bath

Readers may be interested in the following call for papers.

The Annual Sophia Centre Conference  will be held on 1-2 July 2017 at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath– The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 7 February 2017.

The conference offers a great opportunity for scholars who are interested in the links between myth (theory, role, and function) and the sky, stars, and celestial bodies

The Sophia Centre is a research and teaching centre in the School of Archeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The centre’s wide-ranging research projects provide a fruitful platform for scholars interested in the link between myth, literature, cultural astronomy, and cosmology.

The Sophia Centre’s recent publication, Heavenly Discourses (Sophia Centre Press, 2016), features chapters by two members of the Centre for Myth Studies Executive Committee and co-editors, together with Dr Pietra Palazzolo, of Translating Myth: Dr Leon Burnett (founding Director of our centre), and Dr Ben Pestell (former Convener of the Myth Reading Group).

See Part Two of Heavenly Discourses: Discourses in words: ‘The Stars’ Earthly Mirror: Heavenly Inversions in the Oresteia of Aeschylus’ (Ben Pestell) and ‘Septentrion: Ursa Major in the Fin de Siècle’ (Leon Burnett).


Follow the links for more details.

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