Ekphrasis and the Visual Imagination in Antiquity is an interdisciplinary conference taking place at Yale University on Monday, May 6, 2019. The conference brings together scholars from a number of disciplines, including art history, classics, near eastern studies, religious studies, and philosophy. The goal of the conference is to foster cross-disciplinary discussion on the topic of ekphrasis in some of its ancient manifestations. Though the geographic focus of the conference will be limited to the greater Mediterranean, we hope the implications of our discussions will emanate out to other antiquities.
The conference is supported by the generosity of:
– The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
– Yale Program in Judaic Studies
– The Viscusi Fund of the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Yale University
– Yale Divinity School
– Yale Department of Religious Studies
– Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies