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Performing the Sacred: Soundscapes and Senses in the Late Ancient and Medieval World

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Friday, April 12, 2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Laura Lieber (Duke) and Rebecca Malloy (Univ. of Notre Dame)
Duke Late Ancient Studies/CMRS Symposium

Annual symposium of the Elizabeth Clark Late Ancient Studies Program at Duke: "Performing the Sacred: Soundscapes and Senses in the Late Ancient and Medieval World." Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Department of Music, Department of Religious Studies, Graduate Program in Religion, and Art, Art History & Visual Studies Department, as well as UNC's Department of Religious Studies and Classics Department. This event will feature Laura Lieber and Rebecca Malloy will reflect with participants on the current scholarly trends that focus on the senses and performance in premodern societies. The symposium asks those across various disciplines how studying chant, acoustics, and artistic adornment can enrich our wider historical imagination. See the LAS website for more information.

Graduate students are invited to join the speakers for lunch at noon; contact Maroun El Houkayem at to register for lunch (preferably before April 3rd).

The Gray Building houses the Department of Religion, Center for Jewish Studies, and a portion of the Divinity School, situated next to the Rubenstein Library and across from the Chapel.