CFP: The International Conference on Theology of Pilgrimage

Submission deadline: July 6, 2023

Conference date(s):
November 14, 2023 - November 16, 2023

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Conference Venue:

The Iranian Association for Philosophy of Religion
Mashhad, Iran

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The International Conference on “Theology of Pilgrimage”

The Iranian Association for Philosophy of Religion (IAPR) and Astan Quds Razavi’s Foundation of Islamic Researches will hold the international conference on “Theology of Pilgrimage” on November 2023 in collaboration with various Iranian and international academic centers. This conference aims to clarify the various aspects of the theology of pilgrimage, to expand interdisciplinary studies in this field, to create an opportunity for the dialogue between Islam and other religions, and also the dialogue between Imamiyyah and other Islamic sects regarding the pilgrimage, and generally to investigate the capacities, opportunities, and threats in the field of theology of pilgrimage. Laying the groundwork for the conference, the scientific secretariat has planned to hold about 20 virtual/in-person pre-con meetings in Persian, Arabic, and English.

Scientific Secretary: Reza Akbari (Professor, Imam Sadiq University, Iran)

Executive Secretary: Roohollah Fadaei (Ph. D Graduate, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)

Venue: Mashhad, Iran

Conference issues:

•                  Pilgrimage & Religious Concepts (Faith, Belief, Religious Experience, Practice, etc.)
•                  Theology of Pilgrimage & Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Ethics, Media, Economics, Politics, Anthropology, Sociology, Education, etc.)
•                  Practical Theology of Pilgrimage (Family, The Women, The Elderly, The Disabled, The Sick, Charities, etc.)
•                  Different Approaches to the Theology of Pilgrimage (Historical, Phenomenological, Narrative, etc.)
•                  Pilgrimage in Different Religions and Cultures
•                  Pathology of Pilgrimage
•                  Pilgrimage and Intercultural Relationships
•                  Pilgrimage & Theological Anthropology
•                  Topology of Pilgrimage
•                  Contemporary Challenges of Pilgrimage
•                  Comparative Theology of Pilgrimage

We are honored to host some of well-known scholars in the field of theology of pilgrimage in the scientific board:

·       Kathryn Barush (Graduate Theological Union/Santa Clara University)
·       Joshua Hollmann (Concordia University, St. Paul)
·       Andrew Petersen (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
·       Kurt Andres Richardson (University of Toronto)
·       Sajjad Rizvi (University of Exeter)
·       Piotr Roszak (Nicolaus Copernicus University)

Important Dates

·       Abstract submission deadline: July 6, 2023

·       Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2023

·       Paper submission deadline: September 21, 2023

·       Announcement of the selected papers and presentations’ schedule: October 7, 2023

·       Conference date: November 14-16, 2023

Only Ph. D holders and postgraduate students may submit abstracts and papers.

Abstract Features:

·       Abstracts should be no less than 250 words in length and no more than 300.

·        Abstracts should be followed by 3 to 5 keywords.

Paper Features:

·       Papers should be no less than 1500 words in length and no more than 2000 (the abstract and bibliography are not counted).

·       Whole text should be typed in Times New Roman font (font size: 11 for body and 9 for endnotes and bibliography).

·       All titles and subtitles in the paper should be arranged numerically (English numbers not Roman).

·       All marginal but useful and important notes should be mentioned as endnotes not footnotes.

·       All references (in-text and reference list) should follow the 16th edition of Chicago citation style.

The conference will be held both virtually and in person.

The conference registration and participation are free of charge. Nevertheless, Participants are responsible for organizing and paying their own travel costs to the venue of the conference as well as for their accommodation. For any further information about the conference and traveling to Iran, contact us: [email protected]

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