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Pilgrimages and Tourism

 
 Conference CFP

When:

  13 Jun 2020 through 14 Jun 2020

CFP Deadline:

  10 Nov 2019

Where:

  Oxford, United Kingdom

Website URL:

  http://tourism.lcir.co.uk

Sponsoring organization:

  London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Categories:

  Arts & Humanities - Religion/Theology

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Event description:

Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing. This conference seeks to explore, analyse and discuss the complex concepts of pilgrimages and tourism. What is a pilgrimage? Do pilgrimages contribute to the sense of community and belonging? Is tourism a transformative experience? How do souvenirs, memorabilia and travelogues facilitate imagination of other people and places? Conference presentations will be related, but not limited, to: History of pilgrimages a... Read more

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