CFP: Heritage, Religion and Travel Network Conference

Heritage, Religion and Travel Network Conference
Theoretical and Empirical Journeys

Mersin, Turkey 27th-29th May 2016

www.heritagereligionandtravel.com

Call for Papers

Around the globe and across a wide variety of religious traditions, heritage has become central to our understanding of landscape, space and time. Heritage sites attract hundreds of millions of visitors each year, often as a form of pilgrimage to sacred destinations. Their popularity has provoked a burgeoning interest in both ‘sacred’ and ‘secular pilgrimage’ as a legitimate focus of academic enquiry and on tangible and intangible heritage more broadly.

This unique conference seeks to build on four decades of research on the relationship between Heritage, Religion and Travel and to advance new theoretical and empirical perspectives concerning this relationship. It also offers an interdisciplinary space for debate. Hence, and not coincidentally, the conference will be hosted in the ancient city of Mersin, Turkey  ̶ a country that could be defined as at the crossroads of history, i.e. between east and west. It is a land deeply influenced by religious traditions and heritage of extraordinary variety and richness. It also has been the setting for the rise and fall of many cultures and entire civilizations. Drawing on the work of leading academics, we hope to evoke the depth and breadth of the importance of heritage and its connection to religion and new and old forms of travel and tourism.

The focus of the conference will be on re-assessing old and building new theoretical frameworks for the study of heritage, religion and travel, with particular emphasis on the study of pilgrimage and religious tourism.

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Dr. John Eade – University of Roehampton/University of Toronto
Prof. Dr. Ian Reader – Lancaster University
Dr. Avril Madrell – University of the West of England
Prof. Maria Coroucli – Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre

Publication Opportunities

Heritage, Religion and Travel: Empirical and Theoretical Journeys, is pleased to announce that we will be able to offer authors the potential to publish their work in three separate series published by Ashgate (U.K.), Routledge (U.K.) and Lexington Books (U.S.A.) respectively, on the topic of the conference.

Ashgate Series editors include Dee Dyas (University of York), John Eade (Roehampton University/Toronto), Simon Coleman (University of Toronto) and Jas Elsner (University of Oxford/Chicago). The Routledge Series is edited by John Eade and Ian Reader (Lancaster University). The Lexington Series editors include Michael A. Di Giovine (West Chester University) and Noel B. Salazar (University of Leuven).

Submission is automatic with the acceptance of abstracts. The quality of papers will be the guide for potential publication. This is a great opportunity for new upcoming scholars as well as established authors to showcase their work. We expect wide-spread interest in this conference, so please register ASAP for places are limited
The quality of papers will be the guide to the potential for publication and submission is automatic with the acceptance of the paper’s abstract. This is a great opportunity for new upcoming scholars as well as established authors to showcase their work. We expect wide-spread interest in this conference so please register ASAP for places are very limited! To register go to www.heritagereligionandtravel.com

We are open to the suggestions of thematic panels which may include, but are not limited to the following themes (see www.heritagereligionandtravel.com for further details):

۞ Heritage & Religious Traditions
۞ Religion and Travel
۞ Pilgrimage, Landscape and Heritage
۞ The Sacred & The Secular: Contesting and/or Re-affirming Religion
۞ Theoretical & Methodological Perspectives

Submission details

Abstracts (up to 350 – words in Word doc.), with contact details and affiliation, should be submitted to the following e-mail address: Chemin@cag.edu.tr by Dezember 15, 2015. You will be informed about acceptance or non-acceptance of your proposal by January 15, 2016.

Registration fee

On or before January 15th 2016 (early bird): € 50 (170 TL)
Regular Fee (after early-bird deadline – January 15th 2016): € 75 (250 TL)
Graduate Students presenting papers: € 50 (170 TL)
Co-authors or accompanying person: € 50 (170 TL)

Please note: All bank transaction costs are to be paid by the author

Registration fee covers:
– Conference proceedings (backpack with book of abstracts)
– Welcome reception (drinks and snacks)
– All meals during the conference hours
– Refreshments and snacks during session breaks
– Excursion with Tourist Guide
– Reception and Dinner

Payment Method:

In EURO (€) (for academics from outside of Turkey) to be made to the following account number:

SWIFT CODE: 6070
held with İŞ BANKASI A.Ş.
IBAN: TR380006400000260700032846
Çağ Üniversitesi (Mesep Oti)
Yenice Mahç Cemal Girsel Bul. 142 D
Tarsus/Mersin

In Türk Lirasi (TRY) (for academics from Turkey) to be made to the following account number:
HESAP SUBESI: 6070 (Adana Ticari/Adana)
held with İŞ BANKASI A.Ş.
HESAP NUMERASI: 26603
IBAN: TR510006400000160700026603
Çağ Üniversitesi (Mesep Oti)
Yenice Mahç Cemal Girsel Bul. 142 D
Tarsus/Mersin

WE WELCOME YOU WARMLY TO MERSIN IN 2016!!!!

Program committee:

Dr. Eduardo Chemin (Çağ Üniversitesi, Turkey)
Prof. Dr. John Eade – University of Roehampton (U.K.)/ University of Toronto (Canada)