Sacred Journeys 7th Global Conference
University of Primorska, FTS Turistica. Piran, Slovenia.
June 29 – July 1, 2020
Call for Papers
More than 400 million people embark annually on pilgrimages with numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 7th Global Conference, we will continue to explore pilgrimage’s personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions. This includes similarities and differences in the practice in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, and other traditions, as well as secular pilgrimage. The impact of the internet and globalization, pilgrimage as protest, and pilgrimage and peace building, among others, are all topics of interest, as are the concepts of the internal pilgrimage and the journey of self-discovery. Other potential topics include: (1) pilgrimage and the marketplace (2) the metaphor of the journey as explored by writers, artists, performers, and singers, including humanists, agnostics, atheists, and musicians (3) pilgrimage and miracles and the related topic of thanksgiving, and (4) dark pilgrimages to sites of remembrance and commemoration.
Submitting Your Abstract
Abstracts (300 words) should be submitted no later than Friday, 31 January 2020 to:
- Ian McIntosh, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chadwick Co Sy Su, University of the Philippines Manila: email@example.com
The following information must be included:
- Email address
- Keywords (maximum of ten)
Evaluating Your Proposal
Abstracts addressing the conference themes (making reference to the relevant literature) will be double-blind peer reviewed by pilgrimage scholars and you will be notified of the Organizing Committee’s decision no later than February 15, 2020. When a positive decision is made, you will be asked to promptly register online. Accommodation is available very near the conference venue in the heart of the old city. The conference registration fee is $250 US and $200 for students/Slovenian residents. Submitting a draft paper of no more than 3000 words by 1 June 2020 is recommended if you intend to publish.
For more information, see: https://international.iupui.edu/announcements/sacred-journeys-7.html