Future for Religious Heritage is delighted to announce its fifth biennial international conference from 9th to 11th of November 2016 (and a pre-conference event on the 8th of November) in Vicenza, Italy. Once again, it will bring together those committed to save and promote religious heritage across Europe (and beyond).
‘Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe’ will examine pilgrimage in both its traditional and modern sense. It will be an outstanding chance to explore the historic and modern meaning of pilgrimage and what role it plays for people and communities, in tourism and the landscape of religious heritage in Europe. As such, it will likewise be an exemplification of how to involve and engage people in religious heritage.
Over two and a half days, the conference will bring keynote addresses, dedicated sessions, heritage study cases in Vicenza, Venice and Verona, and participative discussion forums by practitioners and experts from different areas. FRH is also proud to announce the key note speech by Prof. David Freedberg who is best known for his work on psychological responses to art and his studies on iconoclasm and censorship, and Mr Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.
Please check the FRH conference website page for more information and the latest updates.