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Divine Art: Iconography, Ekphrasis and Archaeology

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Place : United Kingdom, Greater London

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Contact Person:Roula-Maria Dib


This conference aims to bring together researchers, postgraduate students, creatives, and scholars interested in the role that religious artefacts can play in our perception of the sacred. In this interdisciplinary forum, we will be sharing ideas relating to all aspects of art and the divine, especially regarding matter, materials, and materiality in religious cultures throughout the ages. Art is associated with religious traditions around the world, and objects (such as icons, sculptures, jewellery, garments, architecture, etc.) have the capacity to depict and describe archetypal, spiritual concepts and religious content through matter. We would like to explore topics revolving around the connection between religions and material culture, especially in observing the relationships between people and sacred artefacts, whether these relationships are of spiritual, informative, creative, scientific or ekphrastic nature.

Divine Art: Iconography, Ekphrasis and Archaeology will be held in Greater London,United Kingdom on date 2023-05-21

Deadline for abstracts/proposals : 2nd April 2023

Organized By :London Arts-Based Research Centre

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Venue :Birkbeck, University of London

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