"What is Pilgrimage?"
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by
the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies and
the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies
College of William & Mary
October 6-8, 2017
“Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.”
Abraham Cowley (English Poet 1618-1667)
The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for the 5th annual symposium October 6-8, 2017 at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Encouraged themes:
- What is Pilgrimage?
- Mixed Motives for Pilgrimage
- Literary and Cultural Representations
- Visual Expressions
- Social and Familial Relationships
- Mobility, Space, and Place
- 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. Faculty who design curricula to channel a pilgrimage trip into a fully mentored academic experience are especially welcome, including their student participants. Individual presentations will last no more than 20 minutes, with time for discussion between papers.
**Contributors who assemble three-to-four participants as an integrated session will receive comple-mentary registration for the Symposium if they attend as presider of that session.**
Abstracts of 500 words from faculty, independent researchers, graduate and undergraduate students may be submitted on our website until May 1st, 2017. 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.
Consortium members are also encouraged to apply for the George Greenia Research Fellowship for Pilgrimage Studies. Awards will be announced at the Symposium.