International Colloquium: Built Ritual Space

Oct 21, 2021 to Oct 23, 2021


The Use and Perception of Religious Cult Buildings in Ancient (City/Polis) Sanctuaries

This interdisciplinary colloquium explores the utilisation of enclosed roofed cult buildings (temples, churches) in ancient societies and their significance in the context of ritual and social practices in urban contexts.

The main focus will be on the Mediterranean area and the neighbouring regions and chronologically ranging from Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The geographical and chronological framework is intentionally wide to grasp the specific problem of dealing with enclosed cult buildings, usually called temples, in all their diversity.

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Organizers/Contact: Philipp Kobusch and Jan-Henrik Hartung

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