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Appel à contributions : Weather Saints

Lieu : Leeds (Royaume-Uni)

Dates : 05-08 juillet 2021

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 10 septembre 2020

This session seeks to explore the interaction between human beings and the meteorological manifestations of the weather. It focuses on the intervention of saints who either function as divine intercessors or whose meteorological powers control and influence the weather in order to reassure and reestablish the prosperity/security/protection of a given community. Suggested topics, on any geographic area, may include, but are not limited to: use and reuse of Biblical patterns in the constructions of saintly lives: miracles, control, and influence over the weather; miraculous interventions of saints: growths of crops, fruits, and vegetation; engaging with the weather; miraculous protection; invocations (of a given saint) against/for: bad weather, cold weather, harvests, crops, disasters, drought, fire, floods, freezing, good weather, hail, rain, storms, tempests, water; feasts/celebrations/relics/shrines/cures of weather saints; intercession(s) and divine control over the weather by sending: rain, snow, hail, frost, wind, sunshine; manifestations of meteorological powers: calming the sea, calming the wind; disasters: crop disruption, periods of drought, floods; punishment for transgressions: storms, floods, thunder, and fire; intersection of weather and geography or agriculture and the protection of saints;

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