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The place-making function of ritual movement in Roman religion

Project description

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Net EU contribution
€ 249 597,12
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 249 597,12

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO - UNIRIO
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Pasteur 296
22290-240 Rio De Janeiro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00