Call for Papers  

Call for Papers and Abstract Submission

Seventeenth Annual Sophia Centre Conference
Faculty of Humanities and the Performing Arts
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Lampeter 13-14 July 2019

Light and Dark, the role of sunlight and shadow in culture

Through night and day, sunlight and shadow, full moon and new moon, the sky has installed into our life the contrast of light and dark. The light is often associated with that which is clear, knowable and thus understandable and, the dark symbolises the mysterious, sacred or unknowable or something to be feared. The sky's shifting light has echoed through cultures from the use of light and dark to emphasise life and death, divine essences and mysterious sacredness, the shadows of the mind, to the simplistic views of good and evil.

This conference focuses on how sunlight and shadow and, the themes of light and dark, are embedded in culture. The Sophia Centre considers the human relationship with the sky and the ways in which people seek to live in Harmony with the cosmos and as such this conference will consider papers focused on any time period or culture which participates in this sky narrative of light and dark.

The deadline for abstract submission will be in February 2019. Speakers will be notified by 1st March.

The conference will be live-streamed and the recording available to subscribers for a month. By submitting an abstract you agree to these terms.

The Conference Committee

Abstract Submission Form

Please use the form below to submit your abstract. Make sure to include the title of the abstract. Max. 3,000 characters.

Also, please include a short biography of max similar length.

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