Pilgrimage in the Academy: A Call for Papers
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the
Institute for Pilgrimage Studies
William & Mary
November 8-9, 2019
“Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.”
Abraham Cowley (English Poet 1618-1667)
The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for its annual Symposium. Encouraged themes:
- Pilgrimage in the Academy
- Teaching Pilgrimage
- East Asian Pilgrimage
- Pilgrimage in the American Tradition
- Technology and Pilgrimage
- Pilgrimage by another name
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 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 complementary registration for the Symposium if they attend as presider of that session.**
Abstracts of 500 words from faculty, independent researchers, graduate and undergraduate student posters may be submitted on our website until May 1st, 2019. Faculty and independent researchers should submit a short CV with their abstract; undergraduates 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.