12 April 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00

OIKOS Conference: Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World

Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto by William Henry Powell (1853). Source: Wikimedia/Architect of the Capitol
Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto by William Henry Powell (1853). Source: Wikimedia/Architect of the Capitol

On Friday 12 April the OIKOS Conference 'Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World' will take place in Utrecht. 

The theme of the conference is 'the Middle Ground'. This concept draws our attention to the essentially negotiated cultural forms that emerge when two cultures meet. Based on mutual (mis-)conceptions about the social significance of rituals and symbols on the ‘other’ side, such forms are often pragmatically adopted to mediate the needs of distinct cultural groups, but with time may attain the status of cultural institutions in their own right.

Professor Corinne Bonnet
Professor Corinne Bonnet

Corinne bonnet

Keynote speaker is Corinne Bonnet (Université Toulouse). Professor Bonnet is an eminent scholar of Mediterranean religion and has applied ‘Middle Ground’ theory to Phoenician-Greek interactions, most notably in her recent book Les enfants de Cadmos: le paysage religieux de la Phénicie hellénistique (Paris, 2015).

more information

More information on the conference is available via the OIKOS-website as well as via the official invitation

Start date and time
12 April 2019 09:30
End date and time
12 April 2019 17:00
Entrance fee
Free entrance