|Date||14 April 2022|
|Location||Utrecht / Online (hybrid)|
Dr. Albert Joosse
The sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi was one of the most important religious places in the Ancient Greek world. Its famous oracle impacted politics but also religious, philosophical and, more generally, cultural matters. While tradition was a powerful factor in shaping the sanctuary, it was also a hub for innovations of various sorts. With its religious and political weight, the sanctuary served – both as a physical space and as an institution – to legitimize new ideas, in effect anchoring innovations in a recognized system of values.
The purpose of this exploratory workshop is to reflect on how different types of innovations (architectural, cultural, iconographic, literary, philosophical, political) were anchored within the boundaries of the sanctuary and to pinpoint its role in promoting new ideas. Possible themes to be addressed during this workshop include:
Other themes in relation to the anchoring of innovations in Delphi (in the sanctuary of Apollo as well as in the one of Athena Pronaia) are also welcome.
We welcome proposals for talks of 20 minutes. Please send your proposal to both organisers by December 15th, 2021. Proposals must include a title and a few lines presenting your subject.