Sacred Journeys: The Confluence of Pilgrimage Traditions

Country: USA

City: Williamsburg

Abstr. due: 15.08.2014

Dates: 26.09.15 — 28.09.14

Organizing comittee e-mail: mbharr@wm.edu

Organizers: Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William and Mary

 

The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for the 3nd annual Symposium to be held September 26-28, 2014 at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.  The conference will embrace thematic sessions including:

  • Artistic and Literary Responses to Pilgrimage
  • Health and Pilgrimage
  • Material Culture of Pilgrimage
  • Pilgrimage in the Mediterranean World
  • Pilgrimage in the Ancient World
  • Pilgrimage in Non-Christian Traditions
  • Space, Place and Lived Experience of Pilgrimage

We encourage submission of papers involving research and creative activity on journeys to a sacred center or travel for transformation from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives including religious studies, anthropology, literature, art history, kinesiology, classical studies, history, sociology, theater and dance.  Individual presentations will last no more than 20 minutes, with time for discussion between papers.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.archaeological.org/events/15798