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Conference Theme

All human cultures have both identified the sacred in the landscape, and created structures which embody the sacred. In many cases these sacred spaces are related to the stars, planets and sky.

This academic conference will consider the construction, creation and representation of the sky in sacred space.

Papers may include studies of the relationship between the sky, land and the built environment in any culture and time period, and may range from theory to practice, to architecture, ritual, text, literature, film and the visual arts. We welcome submissions from across the humanities and social sciences, in history, anthropology, archaeology, the history of art, philosophy and study of religions.

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Proceedings will be published by the Sophia Centre Press