The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: Images and
Representations of the Sky in Sacred Space
Keynote Speaker: Juan Antonio Belmonte,
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), "Cosmic landscapes
in ancient Egypt: a diachronic perspective."
All human cultures have both identified the
sacred in the landscape, and created structures which embody the sacred. In
many cases these sacred spaces are related to the stars, planets and sky. This
academic conference will consider the construction, creation and representation
of the sky in sacred space.
Proposals are invited for 30 minute papers
which may feature studies of the relationship between the sky, land and the
built environment in any culture and time period, from ancient to modern, and
may range from theory to practice, to architecture, ritual, text, literature,
film and the visual arts. We welcome submissions from across the humanities and
social sciences, in history, anthropology, archaeology, the history of art,
philosophy and study of religions.
The Proceedings will be published by the
Sophia Centre Press.
Please send an abstract of 100-200 words and
a biography of 50-100 words to Dr Nicholas Campion, School of Archaeology,
History and Anthropology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications to speak: 15
Programme will be confirmed by 31 January 2014