Sponsored by Institute for Pilgrimage Studies
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:00pm - Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 1:00pm
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23185
The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for their first annual Symposium to be held October 12-14, 2012 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The topic of the conference is "Traveling Traditions: Pilgrimage across Time and Cultures." We encourage submission of papers involving research and creative activity on journey to a sacred center or travel for transformation from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. Abstracts from religious studies, anthropology, language and literatures, art history, kinesiology, classical studies, history, sociology, theater and dance as well as others will be considered. Individual presentations will last ca. 15 minutes, with time for discussion in between papers.
Abstracts of ca. 500 words can be submitted on-line at http://www.wm.edu/pilgrimage/abstracts until the deadline of July 31, 2012. We encourage faculty, independent researchers, and both graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts. Faculty and independent researchers should submit a short c.v. along with their abstract; students should also submit a recommendation from a faculty mentor. Students can either propose to present papers or participate in a poster session. Notification of accepted abstracts and poster presentations will be sent out by September 1, 2012. Please check the Symposium website at http://www.wm.edu/pilgrimage/symposium or contact Brennan Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any additional questions regarding the Symposium or abstract submission process.