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  • November 8-9,2024 -- Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies
    • Call for Papers [pdf]
    • Friday night opening reception and talk: Dr. Kiran Shinde from La Trobe University in Australia: Religious Tourism Thrives Because Pilgrimages Exist: Voices from South Asia. Dr. Shinde will speak about the contemporary phenomena of religious tourism in the developing world through his analysis of several pilgrim-towns and pilgrimage landscapes related to Hinduism and Buddhism. His wide-ranging examples reinforce that religious tourism thrives on religious infrastructure created by religious institutions – and all of this is rooted in the traditions of pilgrimage. 
  • November 3-4, 2023 -- Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies
    • Register Here after September 8, 2023
    • Featured Panel: "THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAY US HIGHWAY 20 AND THE PILGRIMAGE TO MAIN STREET, USA" withBrian Bouldrey, Northwestern University, Dept of English,Jennifer Keller, Environmental Protection Aagency Specialist, and Karen Titus, Documentary Photographer
  • November 4-5, 2022 -- Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies
    • "Pilgrimage Studies: Next Steps"
    • Register Here
    • Keynote Speaker:  Simon Coleman, Chancellor Jackman Professor, University of Toronto, Department for the Study of Religion. Professor Coleman is an anthropologist whose most recent book, Powers of Pilgrimage: Religion in a World of Movement, was published in 2021 by New York University Press
  • November 12-13, 2021 -- Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, on-line sessions only
    • "The Changing Nature of Pilgrimage in a Globalizing World"
    • Program
  • May 28, 2021 -- 1-2:15 pm (Eastern Standard Time, USA)
  • January 21, 2021 (Noon, Eastern Standard Time, USA) Virtual Conference - Pilgrimage in the midst of Pandemic