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CFP: The International Association for Comparative Mythology Annual Conference

Monday, February 01, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The International Association for Comparative Mythology is happy to announce that their 10th Annual Conference will be held at the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic on May 26-28, 2016. The conference theme is “Time and Myth: The Temporal and the Eternal.” All members are warmly invited to give a paper and to participate in the discussions.

This year the conference organizers have selected the following topics, under the general theme of temporal concepts in comparative mythology: 

  • Time & Calendars (calendar rituals, mythological views of time and its various aspects and divisions, such as days, nights, seasons, present/past, etc.);
  • History and Method in Comparative Mythology (including linguistic methods, such as etymology, etc.);
  • A small panel on mythology & concepts of time in the evolution of yoga & yoga-like global traditions;
  • A “free topic”, i.e., any other topic you would like to propose/choose will be considered.

A list of prospective talks will be published on the Association’s website:

Please take note of the following:


By March 15, 2016, please send, if you intend to participate, a short (300 words or less) abstract of your talk to this address:

The abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee; the selected abstracts will be published on the Association’s website (


The expected paper length is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
The language of the conference is English.


The conference fee for participants from North America, Australia, the EU, and Northeast Asia is $60, which will cover the conference dinner and reception. Students from the aforementioned countries and participants from other regions can participate for a reduced fee – $20. For payment options please see below.

Also, those of you who are not yet official members of IACM, please consider joining the association! The yearly fee is $40 (it is $15 for students and members from countries outside North America, Australia, the EU, and Northeast Asia).

Payment options:

1. By check or money order made out to International Association for Comparative Mythology.

IACM, Attn. Nataliya Yanchevskaya
Harvard University
Department of South Asian Studies
1 Bow Street
Cambridge MA 02138

However, this will do only for checks in US $, issued by an American bank. Checks in other currencies will incur hefty exchange fees, so please avoid this: your contribution will entirely be swallowed by bank fees here. Instead, please use PayPal (see below).

2. By PayPal.

Due to bank fees, it is much better and easier to use PayPal, now available for you at our website. For the conference fees please follow the link below and use the IACM 2015 Conference Fee button: php?welcome#

Membership fee can be paid here: action.php?membership

You can directly deposit your amount, without fees for you, and the Association loses just a nominal amount on this side. In most countries a variety of credit card options or a direct deposit from your bank account are available for payment. Please select your country and wait while your browser refreshes. Then, enter the amount, your personal data, etc. (This is a secure site).

3. Payment in cash can be made onsite, before the beginning of the conference.



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