Evaluating, adapting and transmitting rituals in religious and secular contexts: multi-disciplinary views


tuesday and wednesday 10 and 11 june 2014

This colloquium is aimed at examining the forms of reflection of ritual experts; in other words, the process by which the officials question, develop and modify their ceremonial practices, whether before or after ritual performances or during the ritual itself. Is there a mechanism, context or set of conditions appropriate for this reflection on ritual? These questions so beloved of the ritual anthropologist will be examined on the basis of case studies from both religious and secular areas, and also within different fields in the social sciences: ethnology, political science, history, education science and sociology.

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  • 9.30 am to 7.00 pm
  • cinema
  • free access, subject to available places