Hugo Shakeshaft, a PhD student in Classics and member of Talking Religion, writes about his latest trip to Thailand and what encounters with the image of the Buddha might tell us about perceptions of this most important of figures.
Philippa Adrych gives us an overview of the 7th June colloquium, Talking Religion: discussing religious materiality hosted by TORCH and the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford, that was a celebration of our latest publication, Images of Mithra.
Stefanie Lenk, a co-founder of Talking Religion, and Sylvia Alvares-Correa, one of the participants, discuss the proceedings of the research group’s third workshop hosted by the Ashmolean museum that focused on what a religious object is.
Philippa Adrych, a co-founder of Talking Religion, discusses the proceedings of the research group’s second workshop focusing on comparative techniques for the study of religion through material culture.
The sixth and final part in a series of weekly installments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra’, published in March 2017, looks at the Kingdom of Commagene, the appearance of ‘Apollo-Mithras-Helios-Hermes’, and what we might learn about the nature of gods.