Pilgrims’ Progress: Pilgrimage across Time and Cultures
Sponsored by Institute for Pilgrimage Studies and International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies
Friday, October 4, 2013 to Sunday, October 6, 2013

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

CFP Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for the 2nd annual Symposium to be held October 4-6, 2013 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 Eastern Mediterranean
  • Pilgrimage in the Ancient World
  • Personal Reflections on Pilgrimage
  • 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.

Abstracts of 500 words from faculty, independent researchers, graduate and undergraduate students may be submitted on-line at until June 30th, 2013.   Faculty and independent researchers should submit a short CV with their abstract; students should provide a recommendation from a faculty mentor.  Students may propose to either present papers or participate in a poster session.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 1st, 2013.  Please check the Symposium website or contact Prof. Brennan Harris for further information.

Contact Information
Brennan Harris


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