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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 July 2019

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

Through night and day, sunlight and shade, full moon and new moon, the sky has installed into our lives the contrast between light and dark. Light is often associated with that which is clear, knowable and understandable, while dark symbolises the mysterious, sacred or unknowable, or something to be feared. Changing patterns of light and dark have echoed through cultures, emphasising life and death, divine essences and mysterious sacredness, the shadows of the mind, and simple views of good and evil.

This academic conference focuses on how sunlight and shadow and, the themes of light and dark, are embedded in culture.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 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 Sophia Centre considers the human relationship with the sky and the ways in which people seek to live in Harmony with the cosmos.

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.

Abstract submission is now closed.




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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Lampeter Campus
Ceredigion SA48 7ED
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Website: www.uwtsd.ac.uk

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