Ritual in Motion – Main Map

The Ritual in Motion Research Network at Charles University is the Czech Republic’s only Center dedicated to the study of ritual on the move, promoting international, cross disciplinary and collaborative study, bridging scholarship and practice. Examples of ritual in motion include pilgrimages, processions, parades, marches, circumambulations, walks, races, and quests, actions that exist across cultures and throughout history. Typically, such rites and performances spill out from relatively contained institutional or private spaces into and through more public spaces, often incorporating places deemed special in the route traversed, and linking different cultural domains, such as sacred and civic or urban and rural. The network examines the dynamic dimensions of ritual kinetics informed by invention, experimentation, and the creative arts. Browse the site by clicking a pin on the map, or use the menu navigation.