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Global Sanctity

Posted By Alison K. Frazier, Sunday, May 22, 2016

This panel considers sanctity as an array of global phenomena, a map of places traversed by the sacred through pilgrimage, the relic trade, architecture, and the demands of conversion. How were religious traditions exchanged, spread, and placed in conflict by the circulation of bodies and objects branded with spiritual powers? How did the topography of sanctity shape maps, figure in media, and call forth devotions and the attention of rulers? We invite scholars to reflect on saints imagined across the globe at the very moment that the globe itself was being re-imagined.

Please send your proposal to Prof. Alison Frazier (

Your proposal should include your name, academic affiliation, and paper title. Add your email, telephone, mailing address. Include an abstract of your paper in not more than 150 words; send three key-words as well. Finally, compose a one-paragraph C.V. of under 300 words.

Sponsor: Hagiography Society

Tags:  Conversion  Cults  global Renaissance  Maps  Relics  Saints 

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