Geographies of religion 1: Spatial methods for sacred spaces

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Specialty Group
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Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Gold, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Nathan Burtch
Chairs: Nathan Burtch


Religious and spiritual traditions create sacred spaces. Sacred spaces are as varied as the traditions that hallow the ground. These spaces can be personal or communal, attract millions of visitors or one, and be physical or metaphysical, among other attributes. The study of sacred spaces has been and remains a core part of the field of geographies of religion.

This session brings together papers using various methods to understand spaces of consecration. Just as the spaces themselves vary widely, these papers show that the methods of study likewise differ and can be applied to unique spaces and geographies.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sarah E. Walters*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lauryn N. Bingham-Bragg, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rohan Dhamdhere, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Marie L. Urban, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dalton D. Lunga, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lifting the Veil: A Mixed-Methods Approach for the Population Modeling of Cemeteries 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Rajrani Kalra*, California State University - San Bernardino, Kakoli Saha, Department of Planning,Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India, Rachna Khare, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India. , A Geospatial Approach to Enhance Religious Tourism in India 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Yong Tang*, CHENGDU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, The Great Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: Dark Tourism, Seismic Memorials, and Disaster Rituals 15 11:40 AM

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