Tenth Anniversary Meeting of the Midwestern Consortium on Ancient Religions

July 29, 2011
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 5:00pm
The University Museum (University Hall, room 143)

 

‘The Stuff that Dreams are Made of’:

The Interpretation, Divination and Use of Dreams in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

PROGRAM

Contact: Prof. Sarah Iles Johnston

Founded in 2002 by the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University, the Consortium meets once a year, usually in March, for a one-day faculty and graduate student conference on a topic relevant to a range of ancient Mediterranean religions (Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Jewish, etc.).

Past conferences include:

2002: "Religion-Philosophy-Poetry: Rethinking Early Greek Hexametrical Texts" (Chicago, November 2002)
2003: "Sacred Texts in Ancient Religions" (OSU, April 2003)
2004: "Communication with the Divine" (Michigan, March 2004)
2005: "The Spirit Within: Inspiration, Possession and Disease in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin" (Chicago, March 2005)
2006: "The Orphic Gold Tablets" (OSU, March 2006)
2007: "The Soul in Ancient Thought and Cult" (Michigan, March 2007)
2008: "The Centrality of Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion: Ancient Reality or Modern Construct?" (Chicago, April 2008)
2009: Construction of Religious Space (OSU, April, 2009)
2010: Magic in Greco-Roman Egypt (Michigan, April 2010)
2011: "Imagined Beginnings: The Poetics and Politics of Cosmogony, Theogony and Anthropogony in the Ancient World" (Chicago, April 8-10, 2011)

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