Chicago-Paris Working Group on Ancient Religions
The Chicago-Paris Working Group on Ancient Religions was co-founded in 2007 by Claude Calame, Christopher Faraone and Bruce Lincoln to create and strengthen contacts between scholars working on ancient religions. The Group consists of faculty and graduate students from the University of Chicago and from various universities and research institutions in Paris and it hosts an annual conference in September each year. The conference alternates between the University of Chicago Paris Centre and a local Parisian institution:
- 2007: “Setting the Agenda for the Chicago-Paris Working Group” (Chicago Paris Centre, September 14, 2007).
- 2008: “Rendre visible l’invisible: pratiques religieuses de la representation” (Centre Louis Gernet, September 12, 2008).
- 2009: “Theorizing Deity in the Plural: Pantheons and the Question of System” (Chicago Paris Centre, September 12–13, 2009).
- 2010: “Les dieux au miroir du collectif / Gods in the Mirror of the Collective” (Paris, September 20–21, 2010).
- 2010: “Les approches comparatives en histoire des religions antiques: controverses et propositions / Comparative approaches in the history of ancient religions: controversies and proposals” (December 15, 2010)