Symposium Topics

MYTHS IN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN WORLD

Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

Philosophy

  • Natural philosophy and mythopoeic thought
  • Mythology and tragedy in the ancient world
  • Mythos, philosophy and religion
  • Contemporary philosophical views about myths

Sociology and Political Science

  • The impact of myths on everyday life
  • Myths and the sociology of space
  • Myths as a means of social control
  • The use of myths in the construction of nation-states

Anthropology

  • Myths and symbols
  • Anatolian folk cultures and myths
  • The rituals of passage: death, birth and marriage
  • The difference between myths and superstitions

Psychology

  • Mythology and symbolism
  • Totem and taboo
  • Fear, anxiety and myths
  • Myths and gender

Literature

  • Mythology and modern literature
  • Myths, folk tales and legends
  • World literature
  • Mythology and literary criticism

Archaeology and History

  • The role and function of myths in the ancient world
  • Politics and mythology in the ancient world
  • Mythology and cultural history
  • Greek and Roman Myths

Art History and Fine Arts

  • Mythology and iconography
  • Neoplatonist Tradition
  • Renaissance Art and Mythology
  • The importance of myths for art education

*Other:

Abstracts on the subjects that are not covered in the above-mentioned topics will be admitted for review on the condition that they are related to the main theme “mythology” or the subtheme “myths in the ancient and modern world”.