International Symposium on Mythology in Turkey -

Held by Ardahan University (Turkey), International Symposium on Mythology is a unique academic event in the sense that it is the first international symposium organized in the world with its focussed theme of mythology within the social sciences.

Event Date: 2 May 2019 – 5 May 2019

Deadline for abstract submission : 1 February 2019

Deadline for registration : 25 March 2019

All proceedings to be submitted to symposium will be evaluated on the condition that their topics are related to the general theme of “mythology”. However, the following suggestions are prepared to specify some possible research topics:


· Natural philosophy versus mythopoetic thought

· Myths and tragedies in Antiquity

· Mythos, philosophy and religion

· Myths and contemporary philosophy


· The effect of myths on daily life

· Myths and the sociology of space

· Myths as means of social control


· Myths and symbols

· Anatolian folk beliefs and myths

· Transition rituals (death, birth, marriage) and myths

· Myths in traditional practices


· Mythology and symbolism

· Totem and taboo

· Fear, anxiety and myths

· Mythology and gender


· Mythology and modern literature

· Myths, folktales and legends

· World Literature

· Mythology and literary criticism

Archeology and History

· The role and function of myths in the ancient world

· Politics and mythology in the ancient world

· Mythology and the history of culture

· The mythology of ancient Greece and Rome

History of Art and Fine Arts

· Mythology and iconography

· Neo-Platonic tradition

· Renaissance and mythology

· The significance of mythology in art education

Economy and Politics

· Mythology and Political Science

· Mythology and Economy

· The role and function of myths in Economy Politics

· Mythology and Communication

Abstracts must be prepared both in English and Turkish. Native speakers of English or those who do not have an excellency in written Turkish do not have to provide Turkish abstracts though (abstracts in English will be translated to Turkish by the organizing committee)

Abstracts must be submitted to the following mail address:

You can visit the symposium website from here. -

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