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Call for Papers: The International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference

The International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference (IRTP) organized by the Institute for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) in conjunction with the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP) and Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia invites abstracts for their 11th International Conference to be held from 26th – 29th June 2019 at the Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia.

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 for 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.

The key themes of the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • * Theory and Theology of Religious Tourism
  • * Pilgrimage as Process
  • * Secular v Ritual Tourism
  • * Virtual Religious Experience
  • * Risks and Conflicts of/at Sacred Sites
  • * Motivation of Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism
  • * Media and Cultural Challenges for Pilgrimage
  • * Pilgrimage Routes Modern and Ancient
  • * Pilgrimage, Spirituality, Religion and Tourism
  • * Promoting and Experiencing Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage
  • * Religious and Culture Tourism

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submissions: 31st January 2019
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 28th February 2019
  • Conference Registration Deadline and
  • submission of extended abstract: 15th May 2019
  • Full Paper Submission: 15th July 2019

The conference takes place at the Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia – Boulevard Peka Dapčevića (Kumodraška St., 261a). The University is located in two locations (Danijelova St., 32, and Boulevard Peka Dapčevića (Kumodraška St., 261a – our event location). To see the location, follow this link

The international “Nikola Tesla” airport in Belgrade is 15-20 minutes away from the city centre. There are various transfers available to and from the airport. We suggest mini bus line A1 which takes you to the city centre (Slavija square) or a taxi service. A flat-rate taxi service can be booked in the arrivals hall for approximately 20 Euro. For more information see the airport website. Taxis are available throughout the city of Belgrade, especially at the airport, train station and hotels.

All detailed information about the Conference can be found in the attached Call for papers or at our web site: