Divination in the Ancient World

CAS Annual Fall Symosium
Divination in the Ancient WorldWhere: University of Pennsylvania
When: November 10-12, 2016
Website

From the conference website:

The belief in divination, the possibility of learning the future and/or the will of the god(s), is one that is prevalent throughout the world, in both ancient and modern times. In the past, scholars tended to avoid working on divination, which was looked down upon as superstition and not worthy of study. However, over the last few decades more and more scholars have become interested in this topic, realizing that it provided insights into the fears and belief systems of ancient peoples, and that it had real effects on how people acted. This conference brings together leading scholars to present and discuss original scholarship on divination in ancient societies across the world.

A full schedule of the conference can be found at their website.

(h/t PaleoJudaica)

 

 

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