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Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, UK

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6 - 8 Sep, 2024

The Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography: Heritage and Hiraeth

Canterbury, Kent, UK

The return of the face-to-face congress!

We are delighted to host 4WCoP in person again in 2024, with the option for those unable to join us in geographical space to be with us virtually for parts of the programme. The congress will be hosted in the historic city of Canterbury. Thanks to financial support from Canterbury Christ Church University, we will have an event base in the footprint of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Our theme this year is ‘heritage and hiraeth’.

Heritage (attributive): Characterized by or pertaining to the preservation or exploitation of local and national features of historical, cultural, or scenic interest, esp. as tourist attractions.
Hiraeth (Welsh English): deep longing for a person or thing which is absent or lost; yearning; nostalgia; spec. homesickness.

These are the O.E.D. definitions – what are yours? We seek your explorations, explanations and questionings of these concepts; creative and critical responses to place-based nostalgia, psychogeographical approaches to heritage, sites of hauntings and longings, pilgrimage and site-specific (be)quests.

Explore our call for proposals.

Sonia Overall

Sonia Overall

Marŝarto23 shortlisted Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

I am a Reader in Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, where I run the MA in Creative & Critical Writing. I also teach and lead workshops in creative writing for festivals, writers' groups and study days. I'm an avid psychogeograp...

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