XIIIth F.E.R.C.AN. WORKSHOP
FONTES EPIGRAPHICI RELIGIONVM CELTICARVM ANTIQVARVM
17th-19th October 2014
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Annwyl gyfaill, dear colleagues and friends, chers/chères collègues et amis, liebe Kolleg(inn)en,
This year’s F.E.R.C.AN. Workshop will take place from the 17th to the 19th October 2014 at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter. The aim of the F.E.R.C.AN. project is a better understanding of so-called ‘Celtic’ deities, cults and religion(s) in Antiquity, primarily focussing on the epigraphic testimonies from the Roman period (including the various Gallo-Greek, Gallo-Latin, Gallo-Lepontic and Celtiberic inscriptions), together with iconographic, sculptural and archaeological evidence, which provide a wealth of information on the changing nature of indigenous cults. The project studies inter alia the theonyms and epithets in Celtic and analyses the problems of “interpretatio”,the identification of ‘native, local’ and Graeco-Roman deities, exploring the ways in which new cults and deities developped in the Keltiké during the Roman period. The objective of the project is to publish the Corpus-F.E.R.C.AN., containing an in-depth discussion of the epigraphic testimonies on ‘Celtic’ theonyms and cults for each province of the Roman West.
The F.E.R.C.AN. project has been organised under the auspices of the Prehistoric Section of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Ö.A.W.) since 1998. The previous 12 workshops took place in Vienna, Austria (1998), Luxembourg (1999), Vitoria/Gasteiz, Spain (2000), Osnabrück, Germany (2002), Graz, Austria (2003), London (2005), Cascais, Portugal (2006), Milano, Italy (2007), Molina di Aragon, Spain (2008), Paris (2010), Erfurt, Germany (2011) and Berlin (2012); all workshops since 2000 have been published.
For 2014, we have envisaged three thematic sessions. Please contact us for further suggestions:
(1) Celtic theonyms and Celtic myths
(2) The provenance and positioning of epigraphic materials within temples, shrines and the landscape
(3) Methodology: re-thinking Celticity
We are still in the planning phase: if you have any proposal for a conference session, please let us know.
Conference organisation: Dr Ralph Häussler (Lampeter) and Prof. Tony King (Winchester)
Please contact us anytime if you have any questions, if you would like to attend, give a paper or present a poster: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please send us a title and abstract (c.500 words) for your paper as soons as possible, preferably before the 31st August 2014.
Please book/register as early as possible, as places are limited.
Lampeter is situated in south-west Wales, approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes by car from London. The nearest airports are Cardiff and Bristol. Click here for more information on how to get to Lampeter.
The University of Lampeter was founded in 1822 and became part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2010. For more information on the university see www.uwtsd.ac.uk or click here for the research projects in Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Celtic Studies in Lampeter.
This workshop will be organised in partnership with the Archaeology department of the University of Winchester and with CAWCS, the University of Wales’ Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth.