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2014 Sophia Centre Conference: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth
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2014 Sophia Centre Conference: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth

6/28/2014 to 6/29/2014

When: 6/28/2014
Where: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Bath, England  
United Kingdom
The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Dr. Nicholas Campion


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."

Conference Theme

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,

Deadline for applications to speak: 15 January 2014

The Programme will be confirmed by 31 January 2014

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