The date for the next New England Conference on Mithraic Studies (and other
Roman era religion) has been set! :)
MithraCon 16 will be held at the Courtyard Mariott Hotel in New Haven CT. from
Friday, April 11th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014.
We are working to make MithraCon a larger conference with more structured
presentations and information, while keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere. This
event will include the following:
Friday, April 11th - Hotel check in and conference room setup. Informal
discussion and shopping, with dinner out at a nearby Indian restaurant, in honor
of Mithra's Indo-European roots. :)
Saturday, April 12th - 11 AM to 5 PM: A day of research at the Yale University
Library. Participants are welcome to research whatever subjects they wish.
(There is a fee to the library for a pass to access the stacks.)
Saturday, April 12th, 6 PM to whenever: A Roman feast in the conference room,
followed by scholarly presentations and discussion. Presentations may be on a
variety of subjects, and should be timed for about 15 minutes each.
Sunday, April 13th - Breakfast, and check-out from the hotel. Conference members
can stay parked at the hotel lot for a walking trip to the Yale University Art
Museum to see the Dura Europos Mithraeum and Mithraic artifacts. The museum
opens at 11:30, we are likely to stay till 1:30 or so. The University Library
also opens at 1PM on Sunday, so anyone wanting can stop at the library for
another few hours of research before returning home! Cars can stay parked at the
Courtyard Mariott until the University library closes without fee.
To attend the conference you need to do two things: Register for the conference
AND register at the hotel.
Registration: $50 until April 5th (must be received by that date), and $60 at
the door. Con registration and checks should go to Dr. Jane T. Sibley, PO Box
123, Haddam, CT 06438. If you have questions, please email Jane at
There will be at least two Byzantium Novum Citizens in attendence, probably
For more info: www.mithracon.org (2014 site update pending!)
-Marcus Cassius Julianus