Ritual movements – contribution to sacred landscape
Ritual movements performed by individuals or groups for religious purposes always played a central role in Roman life. However, its place-making role remains understudied. The EU-funded RITMO project will investigate the effect and consequences of the continued performance of ritual movement on the cultural, social, and physical shaping of religious places. The project will explore the Salian rituals, the transvectio equitum, the Argei, and four women festivals to better understand how they shaped emotions, identity, and memory processes by becoming embedded in Rome’s sacred environment. RITMO will compare these case studies with other ritual movements in Roman religion including the procession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel that is still performed in Rome.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
22290-240 Rio De Janeiro
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