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Annual open meeting 2017

Friday 31 March 2017

19:00 - 20:30

Lecture Hall, Acropolis Museum
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
Athens
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SIA

Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus University) will give a talk entitled Greek Religion and the New Mobilities Paradigm at the Swedish Institute (Mitseon 9), March 28, 15.00.

After the seminar, Brady Kiesling of the ASCSA will give an introduction to his app ToposText. ToposText is a tool of great use to anyone interested in ancient civilization, since it links textual (literary and epigraphical) sources to archaeological sites and to historical persons.

Coffee is served from 14.30.

Welcome!
Jenny Wallensten & Soi Agelidis

Abstract

The study of Greek religion has recently been enriched by a series of methodological interventions. This paper aims to add one more element to this ongoing discussion by introducing theories and concepts from the so-called “New Mobilities Paradigm”, as developed (mainly) within the disciplines of Sociology and Geography. Since the turn of the millennium, scholars, such as Tim Cresswell, Mimi Sheller and John Urry have thus argued for a “mobility turn” that shifts our attention towards the role of movement in (contemporary) social practices. The paper argues that these concepts are helpful to shed new light on (ancient) Greek sanctuaries that have previously been overlooked. The paper will provide an overview of the “New Mobilities Paradigm” and how key concepts from this field allow us to rethink certain aspects of Greek sanctuaries, with particular attention to the mobile semiotics of the Asklepieion of Epidauros.

Attached files: Seminar flyer, Abstract

For any questions about this or coming seminars, please contact organizers
Jenny Wallensten (jenny.wallensten[at]sia[dot]gr) or Soi Agelidis (soi.agelidis[at]gmail[dot]com)

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