Celebrations in the Eastern Mediterranean: Private and Public, 20th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, June 1, 2019
From antiquity to the present peoples in the eastern Mediterranean have taken part in celebrations and ceremonies. These vary from large-scale public events to private and personal rituals. As we continue to take part in social rituals derived from these traditions and develop new ways to manifest them it is important to examine these celebrations in detail.
The colloquium aims to approach the subject from a variety of perspectives on how people experience celebrations across the eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to the modern day, from textual sources to visual culture and archaeology.
Advance registration requested.