NFS Nettverksmøte tirsdag 11.oktober
Walking back to the future: The revival in pilgrimage and its potential for research and archival outreach
From Glastonbury to Trondheim, from Protestants to Goddess devotees, 'walking with intent' seems to be an all-embracing compulsion in 21st century Europe. Starting with an overview of some of the myriad forms pilgrimage is taking today, and the impact it is having in/ on Europe, we will explore how we might engage creatively with the contemporary interest in and proliferation of pilgrimage in relation to developing interdisciplinary research and archival activity.
Marion Bowman is Vice-President of the European Association for the Study of Religions and an Executive Board member of the Working Group on Ethnology of Religion of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, SIEF. She has lectured in Religious Studies at The Open University since 2000 and is currently Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded project Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present.
Working at the interstices of religious studies and folklore/ ethnology, her research interests are rooted in contemporary vernacular religion - religion as it is lived; the experiences, worldviews, beliefs, practices and material culture of individuals and groups in in specific locations and contexts. Since Oct. 2016, she is Professor II at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), UiO.