The Interdisciplinary Winter Program: Between the sacred and the profane: Popular religion in southern Italy - continuity and revival, will be held in Lecce (Italy), 3-8 January 2006, organized by the Medius Terrae Cultural Association and the University of Lecce.
The School is addressed to scholars and students of religious studies, European history, European and Mediterranean Studies, Italian history, folklore and anthropology.
The aim of the school is to provide a multi-faceted picture of some aspects of religious practices and creeds in Southern Italy, their transformation over time and recent revival. The school will provide a unique opportunity to study southern Italian popular religion through theoretical lectures, visits to cult sites and interaction with local craftsmen and artists. Our aim is to bring together scholars and academic experts, masters of folkcrafts and cultural activists to introduce a reality which is often either unknown to foreign scholars or widely romanticised in standard academic literature. All these activities will take place in the beautiful environment of Lecce, a city whose Baroque architecture ranks second only to Naples in southern Italy.
Medius Terrae Cultural Association
Via Lecce 115 73010 Surbo
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