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Pilgrimage and the Evolution of Spiritual Tourism

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Waterford Institute of Technology

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This inaugural international conference is organised jointly by the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE), Dublin & the Department of Languages, Tourism, and Hospitality at the School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology.
They invite you to a day of lively discussions, stimulating keynote addresses, and inspiring sessions on March 9th, 2018. The theme, Pilgrimage and the Evolution of Spiritual Tourism, pushes us to think about and beyond the edges of our current understandings and practices around pilgrimage. For example:

- How is the notion of pilgrimage prompting us to reconceptualize our understanding of spiritual tourism?

- How will integrating the current interest in pilgrimage into tourism initiatives challenge and re-invent current practice?

- What new research and practice frontiers lie ahead as we contemplate the next decade of pilgrimage tourism?

Keynote speakers: Dr Dee Dyas, Director of the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, York University and Principal Investigator, AHRC 'Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present' project; Dr Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, Luxembourg, who oversees the certification by the Council of Europe of cultural routes in the field of European heritage.; John G O’Dwyer, Chairperson of Pilgrims Path Ireland and author of Pilgrim Paths in Ireland: From Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael (Collins Press, 2017). Irish and international scholars will also present short papers in concurrent sessions.

There will be an optional gathering the day before the conference to walk medieval Waterford and to share a meal and music. The walk will start at 4pm in the undercroft of the Medieval Museum, Cathedral Square and the evening will continue at Jack Meade's pub.

You are warmly invited to participate in this conference. For other information about the conference, please contact Noel at nkeating@eircom.net or Bernadette at dettemasterson@gmail.com

Organising Committee: Prof Bernadette Flanagan, Dr Michael O'Sullivan, Ray Cullen, Dr Patrick Lynch, Prof Michael Howlett, Dr Bernadette Masterson, and Dr Noel Keating



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