Relics and Remains: Exeter Conference, September 2008

Relics and Remains
A Past and Present Conference

University of Exeter
10-12 September 2008

This conference explores the relic as a religious and cultural phenomenon in a broad comparative perspective. The aim is to foster dialogue about the ways in which bodily remains and material objects have become the focus of worship or reverence in a series of different religious cultures and eras stretching from antiquity to the twenty-first century, from Western Europe to Africa, Latin America, Australasia and the Far East, and from Christianity to Islam, Buddhism and Judaism.

Speakers:
Robin Osborne (Cambridge); Ittai Gradel (Reading); Julia Smith (Glasgow); Amy Remensnyder (Brown); Yousef Meri (Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman); Miri Rubin (Queen Mary); John Strong (Bates College); Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge); Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge); Alex Walsham (Exeter); Howard Louthan (Florida); Katie Harris (California, Davis); Richard Clay (Birmingham); Paul Gillingham (North Carolina, Wilmington); Alan Knight (Oxford); Zoe Waxman (Royal Holloway); James Mark (Exeter); Daniel Branch (Exeter); Howard Morphy (Australian National University); Adam Chau (SOAS)

Booking forms, abstracts of the papers, and further information can be obtained at the following web address: http://www.centres.ex.ac.uk/cems/conferences/relics.htm.
Please direct enquiries to Professor Alex Walsham, Department of History, University of Exeter.

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