University of Chicago as the annual meeting of the Midwestern Consortium on Ancient Religions:

WhenOctober 11, 2019 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WhereOther Location
Contact InformationDepartment of Classics
Description“Curses in Context 3”
Thematic Papers:
Jan Bremmer (University of Gröningen), “TBA”
Richard Gordon (University of Erfurt), “Narrativity in Graeco-Roman Charioteer Curses”
Greg Woolf (Director, Institute of Classical Studies, London), “Cursing as a Transferable Technology: Provincial Appropriations of a Mediterranean Ritual”
Fritz Graf (Ohio State University), “What is a Curse?”
Radcliffe Edmonds (Bryn Mawr) “Contingent Catastrophe or Agonistic Advantage: The Rhetoric of Violence in Classical Athenian Curses”
Camilla Campedelli (University of Vienna), “Curses in the Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros in Selinus, Sicily”
D. Brakke (Ohio State University), “Cursing Monks: The Forms and Functions of Early Monastic Execrations in Egypt.”
Drew Wilburn (Oberlin College, Ohio), “Ritual Exchange between Egyptian Magical Texts and the Selenite Curse Tablets from Amathous, Cyprus”
Cléo Carastro (EHESS, Paris), “Do we still need to think of katadesmoi as magical practices?”
Phil Venticinque (Cornell College, Iowa), “Bound for Success: Cursing and Commerce in Antiquity”
Sofia Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago), “Comparing the Paleography of Curse Tablets and Papyri”
Joseph Rife (Vanderbilt University): “The Mortuary Context of Cursing in Ancient Kenchreai”
New Texts:
Susan Rotroff (Washington University), “An Enigmatic Athenian Curse: Inscribed Pot, Iron Stake and Dead Chicken”
Alex Hollmann (University of Washington) “Curse Tablets from the Well in the Procurator’s Palace at Caesarea”
Attilio Mastrocinque (University of Verona), “Unpublished North African Curses in the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris”
György Nemeth (University of Budapest), “Some Unpublished Curses from North Africa in the Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand”
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences
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