Symposium "Places and processes of pilgrimage, past and present" January 11, 2017

Join us at a symposium "Places and Processes of Pilgrimage, Past and Present" on Wednesday 11th January at 10.15. The symposium will be held in the Von Bock building (Ülikooli 16), room 214. The working language of the symposium will be English.



Tõnno Jonuks (Estonian Literary Museum) "Pagan pilgrimages? Some thoughts about Early Modern age superstition in Estonia"

Atko Remmel (University of Tartu)  "Pilgrimage practices in contemporary Estonia: some (peculiar?) developments"

11:15-11:30 Coffee break


Kristel Kivari (University of Tartu) "Crop circles in England: gateways to the web of meanings"

Tiina Sepp (University of York, University of Tartu)  "From Canterbury to Durham: Pilgrimage to and at English cathedrals"

12:30- 14:00 Lunch


Lina Leparskiene (Lithuanian National Culture Center) "Our Lady of Trakai. Revival of the old cult"

Kikee D. Bhutia (University of Tartu) "Mapping the sacred landscape of Sikkim"

15:00 Open discussion

The symposium is organised by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore (University of Tartu) in cooperation with the Estonian Society for the Study of Religions and the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies.

For further information contact Kristel Kivari (, Tiina Sepp (,

Tõnno Jonuks (