The programme for the PGR and ECR conference ‘Experimental and Experiential Approaches to Identity Formation in the Ancient World’ to be held in Liverpool, 4-5 April has been issued (see below).

In order to attend, write at [email protected], letting the organisers know if you wish to take part in-person or via Zoom.


Thursday 4 April

10.00 – 10.30 Registration

10.30 – 12.30 Panel 1: Controlling the Body

Mediating Power through Dress: The God’s Wife of Amun
and State Discourse in Saite Egypt

John Rogers, Swansea University

Biometrics, Identity, and Identification in Graeco-Roman

Ella Karev, Turin Humanities Programme

Ritual Healing as Social Activity in Ancient Egypt:
Perception, Practice, and Objectivity?

Clara Martinez-Moreno, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Materiality of Human Sacrifice in the Ancient Near
East: the Body, Blood, and Bronze

Olivia Arkley, University of Liverpool

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Panel 2: Experiencing Space

Jewish Diaspora Synagogues as Public Spaces? Examining
Cultural Milieu in the Synagogue of Dura Europos

Luis Maia-de-Freitas, Swansea University

Dionysus and the Delians. The Phallephoria as a Collective
Space of Experience

Veronika Kolomaznik, IGS Graz/Erfurt

14.00 – 14.30 Coffee break

14.30 – 16.30 Panel 3: Experiencing the sensory world

A Second Touch: The Phenomenological Body in the Second

Victoria Hodges, Rutgers University

Trophonius: Sensory Restriction for Resonant Identities

George Allen, University of Liverpool

The Difference of Experience: Sensory Architecture and
Religious Community in Palmyra

Amy Miranda, Independent Researcher

Architectural Control of the Senses: The Case of Temple

Catherine Bishop, University of Liverpool

Friday 5 April

10.00 – 11.00 Panel 4: Identity and the Tomb 1

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Herakles and
the Cattle of Geryon on the Tatarlı Tomb

Eloise Jones, University of Liverpool

It’s a real grave situation: a conceptual framework to
examine tomb reuse in the Old through early Middle

Reuben Hutchinson-Wong, University of Birmingham

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30: Panel 5: Identity and the Tomb 2

Reconstructing Hybridity: ‘Third Space’ Identities explored
through the Hawara Mummy Portraits

Louise O’Brien, University of Liverpool

Memory and meaning in the sarcophagi of Roman Palmyra

Kate Honeker, University of Nottingham

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.30: Panel 6: Construction and Corrosion of

The Phokaians in Iron Age Catalonia: Decolonising Migrant
and Indigenous Identities

George Downs, University of Liverpool

Gestural expression of identity(ies) in ancient Egypt and
the Aegean

Christos Kekes, University of Crete

History Didactics as an Approach to Identity in Ancient

Thomas Husøy-Ciaccia, Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay

The materiality of the self: mental organs in Archaic
Greece and in the Ancient Near East

Elena Limongelli, University of Oxford

15.30 – >16.30 Coffee and closing roundtable