Religion on the Ground

A Colloquium sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions

In affiliation with the International Association for the History of Religions

Hosted by Erfurt University

August 22 and 23, 2015, Max Weber Center, Erfurt University

Saturday, August 22, 1:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Introduction: Jeffrey Brodd, President, Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Amy Yandek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Domestic Religion and Elite Identity in the Terrace Houses of Roman Ephesos

Sissel Undheim, University of Bergen:  Securing Theusebius’ Salvation: The Motif of the ‘Virgin Crown’ in a Late Antique Latin Epitaph

Coffee Break

Mattias Brand, Leiden University:  Beyond Religious Boundaries? The Everyday Interactions of Manichaeans

Respondent: Jörg Rüpke, Erfurt University


Sunday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Amelia Robertson Brown, University of Queensland:  Like Frogs Around a Pond: Maritime Religion in Ancient Greek Culture

András Patay-Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University:  The Cult of Artemis at Olympia and the Earliest History of the Sanctuary

Coffee Break

Georgia Petridou, Erfurt University:  Healing Visions: Eye-shaped Votives and the Mysteries

Respondent: Esther Eidinow, The University of Nottingham