Call for Papers: Approaches to Greek Cult

From the American Philological Association:

CFP: Approaches to Greek Cult: Graduate Workshop

Saturday, March 9 2013. Senate House, London.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together postgraduate students and early career researchers working on various aspects of Greek religions and cultic practice from the Archaic period through to the Hellenistic. Speakers will give concise presentations of 1,500-2,000 word pre-submitted and pre-circulated papers, each focusing on a distinct theoretical approach to religion and cult or aspect(s) thereof, as starting points for round-table discussion. Specific case-studies may be employed to illustrate the application of a theoretical framework. We are interested in papers which deal with traditional models and their continuing relevance, in addition to discussions of more recent theoretical developments and innovations.

Papers and responses will be recorded, and a website will be established following the workshop where papers and responses will be posted, and discussion and debate encouraged to continue.

Please submit a short abstract (of no more than 200 words) outlining the theoretical position or approach you would like to present. Please also include a short biography briefly outlining your current research.

Attendees not presenting papers may be asked to act as primary respondents. To register to attend please send a brief biography outlining your current research. Space will be extremely limited, so pre-registration will be mandatory. Places will not be filled on a first-come first-served basis, but will be allocated based on the current research interests and needs of applicants.

All abstracts, and registrations, should be sent to or no later than 5pm Friday February 8th, for response by Monday February 11th. Accepted essays will need to be submitted in full by Wednesday February 27th and will be distributed to all attendees on Friday March 1st.