Unlocking Sacred Landscapes is a research network established in the framework of an individual research project entitled Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: A Holistic Approach to Cypriot Sanctuaries and Religion originally funded by the Irish Research Council and the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission. It is currently funded by the Research Training Group ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, a joint research program of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, funded by the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)."
This inter-disciplinary Network is concerned with the diachronic study of the temporality, spatiality and materiality of Mediterranean sacred landscapes in general. The function of the Network is based on an agreement of collaboration between the Department of Classics of Trinity College Dublin, the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment of The Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Crete, and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.
The Network encourages direct contact and research cooperation, such as joint research activities, exchange of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and research associates for lectures and network meetings, exchange of graduate and undergraduate students for study and research, co-organisation and participation in lectures, seminars and conferences, and co-organisation of teaching activities and training courses.
Our Dublin 2015 Workshop acted as the kick-off meeting for the establishment of this Network. The second meeting will be held in 2018 at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies in Crete on the topic Digital Humanities and Ritual Space, and the third meeting in 2021 at the University of Cyprus on the topic Religious and Insular Identities in Context.