dilluns, 21 de maig de 2012

SYMPOSIUM AT YORK...next 17th July!!

Following a number of conversations at Kalamazoo, I thought some of you might be interested in this one day conference on pilgrimage to be held at the University of York. It is free (including lunch). Places are limited but there are a few left so please get in touch soon if you would like to come. As you will see, it is designed to promote a broad interdisciplinary conversation about pilgrimage and I would love to have some more medievalists present!

best wishes

Dee Dyas

(material culture, gender, responses to place and landscape)
Humanities Research Centre, University of York

July 17    10.30 - 17.30

10.00  onwards            Coffee and registration

10.30 -11.30                  'Current directions in Anthropology'
                                      Simon Coleman (University of Toronto)
                                      'Developments in religious history'
                                      Alana Harris (Lincoln College, Oxford)

11.30 - 11.45                 Break

11.45 - 12.45                 'Tactile piety and the experience of place in Christian pilgrimage'
                                      Dee Dyas (University of York)
                                      'Embodied and gendered experience of pilgrimage landscape'
                                      Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England)

12.45 - 13.45                 Lunch

13.45 -14.45                  ‘Archaeology and sacred space’
                                      Kate Giles (University of York)
                                     ‘Life as a pilgrimage in the Celtic monastic tradition’
                                      Jonathan Wooding (University of Wales, Trinity, St David)
                                      'Space and Place in the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion c.1500-1700'
                                      Simon Ditchfield (University of York)       

14.45- 15.45                  'The Hajj' 
                                      Venetia Porter, Curator of the British Museum exhibition
                                      'Migration, Diaspora and Religious Pilgrimage in   Comparative                  Perspective: Sacred Geographies and Ethical Landscapes'
                                      Pnina Werbner (Keele University)

15.45 - 16.15                 Tea

16.15 - 17.30                 Where is pilgrimage research going? General discussion
There is no charge for the conference and lunch will be provided but places are limited. Those interested should register by emailing Dr Dee Dyas (dee.dyas@york.ac.uk) as soon as possible.

Dr Dee Dyas
Senior Research Fellow
Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture
Berrick Saul, 119
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
Office: 01904 328094
Mobile: 07946 430360