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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture,
School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology

Annual Sophia Centre Conference
First Call for Papers


The Talking Sky:
Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres

Date: 1-2 July 2017

Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, England

Conference Theme

All cultures tell stories and derive meaning from the sky. Often we use the word myth to describe such tales, but the definition of myth varies between an account of the world which is false, to one which may not have taken place as exactly told but contains a core of truth about the universe, or the human condition.

This academic conference will consider the role and function of myth in relation to the sky, stars and planets. We are especially interested in proposals which consider the theory and nature of myth as related to the sky.

The Sophia Centre's teaching and research occupies a broad scope and proposals may consider any period or culture, ancient or modern, eastern or western, from any culture.

The Call for Papers has now been closed.

The Programme will be confirmed by 7 March 2017

The Proceedings will be published by the Sophia Centre Press.











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