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A two-day conference at the University of York: Fresh Perspectives on Pilgrimage and Place

‘Fresh Perspectives on Pilgrimage and Place’

A two-day conference at the University of York July 18-19, 2017 

Background In autumn 2017 an interdisciplinary team (History, Social Anthropology, Religious Studies, Theology, Archaeology, Art History and 3D visualisation) from the University of York, Open University and University of Toronto will complete a 3 year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project on ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present’. The project focuses on cathedrals as unique ‘laboratories’ in which to examine wider questions about the meanings and experience of pilgrimage and sacred space through the centuries.


Conference This conference is designed as an opportunity to share project research outcomes in conversation with others working in the fields of pilgrimage and both journey- and place-related spirituality. We therefore invite proposals from individuals (20 minute papers) or groups/networks (90 minute sessions). Proposals (up to 250 words) should be sent to Dr Dee Dyas ( by March 1, 2017. Those invited to present papers will be notified by March 21.