With the generous help of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Szeged in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture (IKAnt) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences will organise an international conference focusing on sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces. The conference will take place in Szeged, Hungary between 6-7th May 2022.
The conference is organised as part of my OTKA postdoctoral research focusing on Roman religious communication in the Danubian provinces.
6th May 2022
9-10.00: arriving and registration of participants
10.00-10.15: official opening of the conference. Prof. András Máté-Tóth welcome speech
10.15.- 10.50. Keynote speaker: Michael Blömer (assistant professor, University of Münster): Jupiter Dolichenus sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces
First session. Continuities and reinventing traditions in pre-Roman and indigenous sanctuaries during the Principate. Chair: Gabrielle Kremer
11.00-11.20. Ljubica Perinić (senior research fellow, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Archaeology Department, Croatia): sanctuaries of Silvanus in Dalmatia
11.30-11.50. Inga Vilogorac Brcic (associate professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia): The sanctuaries of Mater Magna Cybele in Dalmatia
12.00-12.15. Coffee break
12.15 – 12.35. G. Grabherr, From the tribal sanctuary of the Laianci to a rural Roman cult site – a newly discovered hilltop sanctuary of the Latène and Roman period near Lienz (East Tyrol).
12.40 – 13.00: B. Kainrath, Votive gifts and sacral inventory from the Latène and Roman sanctuary in Lienz (East Tyrol).
Second session. Space sacralisation in public spaces. Chair: dr. Michael Blömer
15.00-15.20. Mirjana Sanader and Mirna Vukov (Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia):Chasing Epigraphy, finding Sanctuaries. Written traces of Roman religion architecture in Dalmatia
15.30 – 15.50. Ivo Topalilov (Institute of Balkan Studies, The Center of Thracology, Sofia, Bulgaria): The Sanctuaries in Ratiaria and its territory
16.00 – 16.20. George Cupcea (senior research fellow, Transylvanian National Museum of History, Cluj-Napoca, Romania): A hexagonal altar from Apulum and its Oriental connections
16.30-16.45. Coffee break
16.45 – 17.05. Gabrielle Kremer (senior research fellow, Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Antike, ÖAW, Austria): Sanctuaries in northwestern Pannonia: Carnuntum and its hinterland
- 25 – 17.45. Dan Deac (County Museum of Zalau / Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania): Sanctuaries in Dacia Porolossensis. New results
17.50-18.10. Tomasz Dziurdzik (PhD candidate, University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, Poland): sacralised spaces in the legionary fortress of Novae
7th May 2022.
Third session. Space sacralisation in secondary spaces. Small group religions and their sanctuaries. Chair: dr. Christian Gugl
9.00 – 9.20. Nadežda Gavrilović Vitas (senior research fellow, Institute of Archaeology of Belgrade, Serbia): Sanctuaries in Moesia Superior: new results and interpretations
9.30 – 9.50. Kalin Stoev (State University of library studies and information technologies Sofia, Bulgaria): The sanctuaries of Moesia inferior: theoretical models and current state of research
10.00 – 10.20. Nirvana Silnovic (PhD candidate, Central European University, Medieval History Department, Hungary-Austria): The Cult of Mithras in Dalmatia: A Glocal Perspective
10.30 – 10.45. Coffee break
10.45 – 11.05. Iva Kaić (Research fellow, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia): Sacro-idyllic scenes on Roman engraved gems from Pannonia and Dalmatia
11.15-11.35. Christoph Hinker (Research fellow, Austrian Archaeological Institute, ÖAW, Austria): A Cave, a Grave and a Bridge: Three Examples for the Sacralisation of Secondary Spaces in Southern Noricum
11.40-12.00. Csaba Szabó (research fellow, University of Szeged, Department of Religious Studies Hungary): Mapping sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces
12.05 – 12.20. Final conclusions. Chair: Csaba Szabó, Christian Gugl
15.00 – 17.00 City tour in the historical center of Szeged