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Sacred Dichotomies : Time and Space in Contemporary Pagan Rituals

Publié le 23 octobre 2023 Mis à jour le 16 novembre 2023

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9:00 – 9:10 

Keynote Address
9:10 - 10:00

Festival Calendars and Sacred Places: Confronting the Holiness of Time and Space
PROF. MICHAEL YORK Professor Emeritus of Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University and University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Online) 

Panel 1: Reconnecting to a Living World
10:00 - 11:00

Emplacement in Paganism: Reconnecting to Time and Space
DR. SUZANNE OWEN Associate Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University

The Interplay Between the Natural and the Supernatural: Sacralising Scottish Neopaganisms
DR. ATHANASIOS BARMPALEXIS Honorary Research Fellow at University of Aberdeen and Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Athens (Online)

Discussant: PROF. ANDREW PRESCOTT Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University of Glasgow (Online) 

Panel 2: Cyber-rituals and Technopagans
11:30 – 12:30

Excluded from the ‘Authentic’? Modern Pagans’ skepticism and use of digital media and ‘profilicity’
JOSEPH SEDGWICK PhD Student at University of Edinburgh

Finding Magic in the Machine: Sacralising the Digital in Western Esoteric Practices
KATIE LAWRENCE PhD Student at University of Edinburgh

Discussant: DR. STEVEN J. SUTCLIFFE Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh 

Panel 3: Sacralising Nature
13:30 – 14:30

Fairy Places, Power Centres and Otherworldly Time in Contemporary Irish Pagan Rituals
DR. JENNY BUTLER Lecturer at University College Cork

Ecospirituals, Neopagans and Neoanimism in French-Speaking Europe
JULIA ITEL PhD Student at University of Fribourg

Discussant: DR. DAN McKANAN Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School (Online) 

Panel 4: Modern Spaces, New Rites
15:00 – 16:00

Pagan Interactions with Modern and Urban Stone Circles
DR. KENNETH BROPHY Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow

Hyperreal Space, Land Art, and Spiritual Site: Crawick Multiverse in southern Scotland
DR. YAEL DANSAC Postdoctoral Researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles

Discussant: PROF. SCOTT SPURLOCK Professor at University of Glasgow

Final remarks
16:00 – 16:10 


For Online or On site attendance, Registration is mandatory, and open until 20th November 2023 at: https://forms.gle/zTqExiKCjbkSAj2H7

For additional information, please contact: yael.dansac@glasgow.ac.uk

Le 25 novembre 2023

9h - 16h