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God and the gods in Late antiquity – where next?

Monday, 11th July 2016 at St Andrews

Workshop hosted by the Centre for Late Antique Studies, University of St Andrews

The workshop will emphasise ‘work’; it is intended as a platform to discuss the ways forward in the study of Late Antique religions and religiosities, to exchange views, and to identify challenges. Speakers and attendees are invited to connect their papers with broader themes, as well as the directions they envision the field potentially heading towards. It is hoped that the July 2016 workshop will not only act as an inspiring catalyst and an arena for exchanging ideas and views, but also as a possible base upon which we are able to expand in the future, potentially in the form of an international conference. We are aiming for an interdisciplinary set of speakers and attendees.

Confirmed speakers include Lisa Bailey (Auckland), David Greenwood (Aberdeen), Shaun Tougher (Cardiff), Jill Harries (St Andrews), Crystal Addey (St Andrews) and Antti Lampinen (St Andrews & Helsinki); their papers will address, among other things, Imperial Christianity, paganism and divination, and the relationship of scripture and ethnography.

 Programme: God and the gods in Late antiquity (PDF, 250 KB)

Booking information 

The conference fee is £5, but free for the speakers and students; it includes coffee, tea and a buffet lunch.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at £45 a night.

The conference dinner on 11th July is at the Byre Theatre. 2 and 3 course options are available.

Online booking for the  conference fee, accommodation and dinner is now available via the University shop. Booking closes 4th July 2016.

Menu for dinner at the Byre, 11 July 2016 (PDF, 128 KB)

Current postgraduate students who need neither accommodation nor dinner, should email to book a place and indicate any special dietary requirements.


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St Andrews KY16 9AL.


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