University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Faculty of Humanities and the Performing Arts
The Sophia Centre
Annual Conference 1-2 July 2017
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
SATURDAY 1 JULY
Cultural Astronomy and Sky Myths
The Summer Triangle and the Stymphalian Birds
Love, Triumph, Immortality: The Mythic and Pictorial Tradition of the Corona Borealis
Plato's Myth of Er as the founding myth of the tradition of the Harmony of the Spheres
Astra Planeta in the British Museum
The Various Voices of the Talking Sky in the Myth of Phaethon in Ovid's Metamorphoses
What Do the Gods Call the Sky? Naming the Celestial in Old Norse
Seasons, light and fire
Can cosmological myths survive in today's materialist world?
The Mythology of Cosmic Orientation
The pivotal role of air in water cycle mythology
The Sun Within: A psychic star in the fiction of Wilson Harris and J. G. Ballard
Joseph Cornell's Cosmos: An Artist's Modern Interpretations of Ancient Myths
SUNDAY 2 JULY
The Transneptunian Planets of the Hamburg School: A Modern Sky Myth?
Myth, enchantment and psychological astrology
Solar Deities in Irish Mythology
Sky myths retold: An exploration of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince
Altair and Vega, The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, an analysis of a living sky myth
Interstices of Silence. What the Sky Does Not Narrate
Angels, 'Raptured Ready' Bodies and Marvel Heroes: Modalities of Relating to the Sky in Western Culture
Python and the Angels: Greek Mythology Lost and Found in the Cinquecento Veneto
The Role of the Constant Sky in the pursuit of the Restoration of Sky Myths
Join us at the popular All Bar One.
* These speakers do not wish to be broadcast or recorded and thus their lectures will not be part of the online conference.
Images from the conference 2016