Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Terms of participation

III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Religious Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16 December, 2017)


Languages allowed:

  • Italian for Italian speakers;
  • English, French, Spanish and German for foreign speakers or speakers with a foreign passport.

All the participation proposals (POSTER or SPEECH) must be sent via email to the Scientific Secretary (ermeneutica.SMMA@unicatt.it) by October, 24.

The proposal will sent along together with 2 pdf files, titled: File 1 + title of the panel the proposal is referring to; and File 2 + surname and name + title of the panel the proposal is referring to.

1) File1 (titled File 1_+title of the panel) will be a pdf file including ONLY the following information (in Italian or in English, French, Spanish or German):

  1. the title of the proposal or the poster,
  2. the title of the panel the proposal is referring to,
  3. abstract (3.000 characters, space included),
  4. 10 key words,
  5. at least 10 bibliographical references,
  6. the main ancient sources that will be used,
  7. high resolution image of the artwork, object of the proposal or the poster.

2) File2 (titled File2_+surname and name_+title of the panel) will be a pdf file including the following information (in Italian or in English, French, Spanish or German):

  1. first name and last name,
  2. residence,
  3. citizenship,
  4. passaport (specify only if it is foreign or Italian, without the number; do not send a copy of the document),
  5. phone number
  6. profession
  7. specify if and where (by the time the Congress is held) the candidate is pursuing a doctorate,
  8. specify if and where (by the time the Congress is held) the candidate is pursuing a post-doctorate,
  9. specify if and where (by the time the Congress is held) the candidate is appointed the title of “assistant professor”,
  10. specify if and where (by the time the Congress is held) the candidate is teaching an academic class,
  11. the title of the proposal or the poster,
  12. the title of the panel the proposal is referring to,
  13. abstract (3.000 characters, space included),
  14. 10 key words,
  15. at least 10 bibliographical references,
  16. the main ancient sources that will be used,
  17. high resolution image of the artwork, object of the proposal or the poster,
  18. resume including University and academic position (full professor, associate professor, researcher, aggregate professor; PhD student, grant researcher; laboratory teacher; assistant) and list of scientific publications;
  19. freelance  (MA and PhD) researchers’ resume will include also 1) the title of the PhD and Degree, 2) the University they attended; 3) the title of their thesis and the name of their tutor/s; 4) their current job position and their job experiences.
     

The object line of the email – to be sent by October, 24 to the Scientific Secretary (ermeneutica.SMMA@unicatt.it)  – will include:

ER-SMMA 2017 PROPOSAL or ER-SMMA 2017 POSTER + title of the panel the proposal is referring to.

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The communication regarding the accepted proposals (both speech and poster) will be sent by October, 31.

The authors of the accepted POSTERS and PROPOSALS must subscribe and pay the participation fee by November, 8 (http://www.unicatt.it/meetings/ersmma-iscrizione-e-quote-quote-per-i-poster). Please note that if you pay through bank transfer, you will have to send the receit to formazione.permanente-mi@unicatt.it; and cc. to renata.dellafiori@unicatt.it.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • The conference organizers will not take into consideration proposals which consider myth and symbol from a psychological, psychoanalytical perspective, which consider myth merely in the perspective of “traditional narrative”, or which analyze themes and figures of Homeric-Olympic mythology.
  • The conference organizers will not take into consideration proposals which consider myth and symbol from a sociological, ethnological or anthropological perspective.
  • The conference organizers will not take into consideration proposals which consider myth merely in the perspective of “traditional narrative”.
  • The conference organizers will not take into consideration proposals which analyze themes and figures of Homeric-Olympic mythology.
  • The conference organizers will take into consideration proposal based on the inter-disciplinary approach of the “symbolic-mythological modernity of antiquity”, which combines the history of the literature and of the arts with the history of the ancient religions and of the heresies (Christian, Jewish and so on), paying a particular attention to the study of the ancient sources of the religions and of the heresies (see About the conference)


For further information concerning the concept of “symbolic-mythological modernity of antiquity”, the “Panels” and the program, please contact: ida.villa@unicatt.it and bart.vandenbossche@arts.kuleuven.be
 

Accepted proposals and posters will be published online under the entry “PROGRAM/list of proposals and posters" in alphabetical order.

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The submitted papers which will pass a double blind peer review will be published in a volume.

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In view of the III International Conference Er-smma 2017, a preparatory lab will take place in Recanati from 2  to 8 July 2017.

Laboratory ER-SMMA_LAB.LEO

«Man’s memory is powerless without the aid of signs».  Hermeneutical Studies’ Laboratory of sacred symbology and religious mythology  of the ‘modernity of antiquity’,  in Italian literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day, with Leopardian section
(Recanati, CNSL, 2-8 July 2017)

Further information can be found on the website.