Welcome to the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies

The Centre has been set up to strengthen communication and collaboration between the growing numbers of researchers, networks of scholars, and pilgrim organizations around the world.

Its aims are to provide access to pilgrimage-related research and resources through an updateable online database, to publicise conferences and other events, and to encourage new research projects.

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About the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies

Learn more about the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, including those involved and our aims and objectives.
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Database of Pilgrimage Resources

Explore our database of 1000s of pilgrimage-related resources, including websites, biographies and hard-copy publications.
>> Explore the database

Pilgrimage & England's Cathedrals

A major AHRC research project exploring the histories and contemporary stories of pilgrimage at English cathedrals.
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Pilgrimage Conferences and Events

See our list of pilgrimage-related conferences and events, including those hosted by the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies.
>> Conferences and events

News and updates

Tue 10th May 2016

The Society for Renaissance Studies is holding a Symposium entitled "Pilgrimage, Shrines and Healing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe" on 24th June 2016 at the University of Chester.

Fri 6th November 2015

See our Events page for more information on Pilgrimages in India: Celebrating Journeys of Plurality and Sacredness - an international interdisciplinary conference to be held on March 3rd & 4th, Indiana University Gateway, Gurgaon, India.

Fri 8th May 2015

A new book from Ian Reader entitled Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction is now available from Oxford University Press.

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