Top Image: Bell Krater, Orestes at the Altar of Apollo at Delphi. Hoppin Painter, Greek, Southern Italy, ca. 375 BCE. Yale University Art Gallery.
About the Conference
Many studies have been conducted on the manner in which cultures across the globe have attempted (and continue to attempt) communication with higher powers. The study of divination, prophecy and oracles, however, has suffered from their being considered in isolation. "Between Heaven and Earth" invites graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to an interdisciplinary exploration of prophecy, magic, and oracular and divinatory practices in the ancient world, including the ancient Mediterranean, Near East, and ancient China. Bringing together scholars in Egyptology, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Religious Studies, it will also seek new theoretical models for approaching prophecy, divination, and oracles in the ancient world.
Getting to the Conference
A shuttle will provide transportation from the university to and from West Campus for the duration of the conference.