Godscapes: Modeling Second Millennium BCE Polytheisms in the Eastern Mediterranean

Acronym: Godscapes


The Godscapes project aims at defining a new scientific perspective in studying religious phenomena, in which material culture can be used to understand how humans entangle with the divine.

In the last decades, religious studies have stressed the pivotal role of material culture in shaping beliefs and practices, both among ancient and modern communities. The Godscapes project combines a material approach with an innovative scientific computational model (i.e., the Semantic Web), that will help investigating religious architecture, iconicity, funerary and written data from ancient sites in the Levant during the Second Millennium BCE.

Project information

  • Funded by: Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca
  • Call: PRIN 2020
  • Start date: 18/05/2022
  • End date: 18/05/2025
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Ida Oggiano
  • Project Leader: Università di Catania
  • Partners:Università di Pisa, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Project website

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Phoenician and Punic Research