The term ‘mythological panoramas’ is deliberately difficult to define. The mythologising of space or indeed spaces that are themselves imbued with mythology inherently involve a certain indefinability. What are the implications of mythology on landscape? Can and, indeed, should one try to define such spaces? Why and how do certain cultures define their space mythologically?
The spatial and chronological dimensions of mythological panoramas are also themselves immense. The research driving this conference comes from across the spectrum, from Roman art, to Early Modern cartography, and contemporary Brazilian poetry and, as such, we invite contributions from any corner of the world and any period of time. The conference, with a keynote speech from Professor John Wylie (Geography, University of Exeter), is a chance to explore the intricacies and peculiarities of these spatial and chronological dimensions.
With particular thanks to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership for their support and funding for this project.