Self and Space Symposium

Event time: 
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Event description: 

Registration is now open for the scholars_ symposium _Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East,_ taking place on April 12, 2014, at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. Each panel topic will include a lecture from an invited speaker, short introductions to the topic from 3 panel members, and will then focus on discussion. This symposium is designed to encourage audience interaction with the speakers and panel members in a semi-formal environment, creating a space for interdisciplinary dialogue regarding identity, religion, and materiality at the household level. Themes to be addressed include problematizing terminology associated with the household and religious practice therein; religious syncretism and the interaction of religions in household contexts across geographic, cultural, and temporal boundaries; the performative aspects of domestic cult and the associated material culture; settlement and household archaeology; magic and medicine; and the textual and epigraphic record of religious identity and performativity in domestic contexts. Space is limited and attendance is by registration only. A lunch will be provided for registered attendees. For a complete schedule please visit To register your attendance, please contact Sara E. Cole ( and Elizabeth Lang ( by March 31, 2014. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: The William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for Egyptology, The Yale Initiative for the Study of Antiquity and the Premodern World, The Dean_s Fund for Student-Organized Symposia, The Whitney Humanities Center, and The Yale Department of History.

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