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9th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference 28 June-1 July in Armeno, Italy

The International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Group in conjunction with the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP) and Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Armeno, Milan, Italy invites abstracts for their 9th international conference to be held from 28 June – 1 July 2017 at Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Milan, Italy. The aim of the conference is to provide both empirical and personal insights into the changing nature of religion in society and to further the debate fo r both policy-makers and academics to consider these evolving challenges within the future development of faith tourism and pilgrimage. The main emphasis for acceptance at this event is based on participants presenting papers which apply to the main themes of the conference.


üü Terrorism and Religious Sites

üü Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage – Conflicts and Challenges

üü Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage – Experiences and Impacts

üü Scared Sites

üü Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage – Theology andTheory 

üü Motivations for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

üü Routes and Trails – Modern and Ancient

üü Media and Technological Advancement for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

üü Pilgrimage in Non-Religious Traditions

üü Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage and Identity 

üü Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage, Culture and Heritage

üü Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage – and Well-Being

üü Revivalism of Religious Encounters in the Modern World

Please check the conference website for further information, www.IRTP.CO.UK

Submit your abstract via:


Abstract submissions:   31st January 2017                      

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:   28th February 2017

Conference Registration Deadline:   15th May 2017

Full Paper Submission:       20th June 2016

There is no presentation fee for those who are selected to deliver papers. Costs will be kept to a minimum and will be approximately €195.00 (including tea and coffee, lunches, Gala Dinner and Field Trip). Accommodation recommendations will be provided, with preferential rates organised in a number of hotels.

  Abstract Submission Process   

Formatting of Abstracts

§§ Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the following way. Please use 10 point Arial (Unicode) font, single- spaced and set margins to 1 inch (2.54cm) all around.

§§ Abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a minimum of two referees from a Scientific Committee. 

§§ Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing process and 3 references incited in the abstract.

Submission Process

§§ Authors must include the following information on the abstract: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); and (3) email address. 

Kevin, Razaq, Stefania, Elisa, Carlos

Dr Razaq Raj

Principal Lecturer

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Business School

520 The Rose Bowl

Portland Gate | Leeds | LS1 3HB

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