Mythological Panoramas conference at Senate House, London

Registration is now open for the Mythological Panoramas conference taking place at Senate House, London on 4th October 2018.

The fascinating-sounding conference will explore how and why a landscape becomes ‘mythological’, and what happens during this process, by bringing together bring together postgraduate and early career researchers from across the humanities and social sciences.

The term ‘mythological panoramas’ is deliberately difficult to define. The mythologising of space or indeed spaces that are themselves imbued with mythology inherently involve a certain indefinability. What are the implications of mythology on landscape? Can and, indeed, should one try to define such spaces? Why and how do certain cultures define their space mythologically?

Mythological Panoramas

The programme includes a panel on ‘Myth and the City’ that ranges geographically and chronologically from early modern Kyoto to late-twentieth century Berlin, and many other intriguing papers. Professor John Wylie (Geography, University of Exeter) will close the conference with a keynote address titled ‘The Common Line: Creating Landscape Mythologies’.

Supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, the conference is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments.  Explore the full programme and register on Eventbrite. You can also follow the conference on Twitter @MythPan18. Finally, be sure to explore the beautiful range of images featured on the conference website, which range from Roman mosaics to contemporary Brazilian wood-cut prints, each contextualised wonderfully.

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