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On Friday April 18 and Saturday April 19, 2014 the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University will host a conference on Popular Medicine in the Graeco-Roman World. All sessions will take place in 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
The conference is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Columbia University History Department, the Program in Classical Studies, and the Stanwood Cockey Lodge Foundation of the Classics Department.
2014 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion
The Society for the Anthropology of Religion is pleased to announce the second annual student paper prize in the anthropology of religion. The student paper prize is aimed towards recognizing and encouraging the writing by students of compelling ethnographies on religion. This prize is intended to foster theoretically significant, ethnographically rich, and publicly-oriented work by scholars at an early stage in their career.
Magic and Enchantment in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Baltics (James Nyce, Ball State University)
Magic of all kinds was essentially taboo subject in Socialist European contexts. One result of this is that we know little about the role magic and other suspect forms of spirituality had in the daily life under communism. What we do know is that magic managed to surpass the socialist crisis and in Romania at least the number of “customers” per magical figure is constantly growing. The anthropological literature dealing with problems of “transition” out of socialism has shed little light on the accelerating revitalization of “magical practices,” occurring throughout all the former socialist orders in Europe.