Dr Safet HadziMuhamedovic
Research Associate in Inter-Faith Relations
Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme
Faculty of Divinity | University of Cambridge

Xenia 3: 19 November 2020

Xenia 1: 17 September 2020

Emily Miller:

Migration Museum, London

July 2021 Xenia Series Seminar Details Soon

Seminars in the Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage

Xenia 2: 28 October 2020

Past Xenia Series Seminars

Valeria Mata

Todo lo que se mueve

All That Moves


"What are the conditions in which we will be able, once again, to conceive of a world in which Xenia, hospitality, can be recovered as a guiding principle of global, regional, and local social organisation? "
                                                                                                                    -Tom Selwyn January 2021

The Xenia Series, 2021
  Xenia, often translated as ‘guest-friendship’, is an ancient Greek word for a ritualised and heritable relationship with strangers, which establishes a reciprocal duty of protection and respect, or even a spiritual kinship between hosts and guests.  In Homeric epics, it appears as a divine law.  Started as a platform for the sharing of research, theory and fieldwork, the Xenia Series will appeal to academics and practitioners in hospitality, as well as the curious observers seeking to locate anthropological ideas on home, belonging, travel, tourism and pilgrimage. Events featuring the leading voices on these questions are held every third Thursday of each month, currently online.  A full conference is planned in Summer,  2021, featuring 12 speakers, several breakout rooms and up to 3 practical workshops. For more information about registration, presentation or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact us here