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Ancient Pilgrimage

Mapping Movement and Sacred Topography

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Saturday 15 December 2012,  at 09:00 - 16:00

Organized within the framework of the strategic research partnership between the universities of Aarhus (AU), Hamburg (UH), Kiel and Southern Denmark (SDU) – and with further financial support from the AU research programme „The Ancient World“

This seminar aims to discuss possible ways of applying interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives on the phenomenon of sacred travel or pilgrimage from the Greek period to Late Antiquity. How can such perspectives shed light on movement to sacred places in the ancient world? Do they provide methods to better understand the construction of sacred topography within the wider landscape? And how, in turn, can movement within sacred topography be mapped? We are especially interested in furthering the use of material culture to explore these aspects of pilgrimage and sacred travel.

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