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Taking the long view in pilgrimage studies

17 July 12

17 July 2012, Humanities Research Centre, University of York, 10.30 - 17.30

10.00  onwards                    Coffee and registration


10.30 -11.30                          'Current directions in Anthropology'

                                                  Simon Coleman (University of Toronto)

                                                  'Developments in religious history'

                                                  Alana Harris (Lincoln College, Oxford)


11.30 - 11.45                         Break


11.45 - 12.45                         'Tactile piety and the experience of place in Christian pilgrimage'

                                                  Dee Dyas (University of York)

                                                  'Embodied and gendered experience of pilgrimage landscape'

                                         Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England) Read more about the findings from this Religion and Society-funded project here: http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/research_findings/featured_findings/modern_pilgrims_in_ancient_landscapes 


12.45 - 13.45                         Lunch


13.45 -14.45                          'The Hajj'  

                                                  Venetia Porter, Curator of the British Museum exhibition

                                                  'Migration, Diaspora and Religious Pilgrimage in Comparative Perspective:     Sacred Geographies and Ethical Landscapes'

                                                  Pnina Werbner (Keele University)


14.45- 15.45                          Panel


15.45 - 16.15                         Tea


16.15 - 17.30                         Where is pilgrimage research going? General discussion

                                                  (Chair: Ian Reader, University of Manchester)


There is no charge for the conference and lunch will be provided but places are limited. Those interested should register by emailing Dr Dee Dyas (dee.dyas@york.ac.uk) as soon as possible.

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