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CFP: Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World / Deadline: 25 May, 2015

CFP: Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World / Deadline: 25 May, 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-13

  The connection between belief and healing has featured in almost every human civilization. From its central presence in the narratives of the Abrahamic religions, through to studies of the placebo effect, societies have long been fascinated by the capacity of faith to heal, whether this is treated as a natural phenomenon or a gift from a supernatural or theological realm. This [...]

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CFP: Teaching and Learning in Antiquity / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

CFP: Teaching and Learning in Antiquity / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-10

  As the chorus of Aeschylus' Agamemnon reminds us through the maxim pathei mathos (“through suffering comes learning”), ancient notions of teaching and learning extend well beyond the walls of the classroom. Despite Aeschylus' concise formulation, the complex processes underlying learning have eluded scholars across disciplines for millennia. This collection explores texts [...]

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CFP: Religious Subcultures in Unexpected Places / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

CFP: Religious Subcultures in Unexpected Places / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-05

  The first in a series of calls for papers for OLH special collections. In April 2013, the Society for the Anthropology of Religion held its biennial meeting in Pasadena, California, USA.  The theme was “Religious Syncretism and Synergies.”  This gathering of scholars featured a broad spectrum of research on religious cultures and how they have situated [...]

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