Conferences – “Imagining Pilgrimage to Santiago: Itineraries, Narratives, Myths”

“Imagining Pilgrimage to Santiago: Itineraries, Narratives, Myths”

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The Duke House
1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075

24-25 April 2020

In collaboration with the government of Galicia, the Institute of Fine Arts is helping to inaugurate yearlong activities for “Xacobeo 2021,” the Jacobean holy year, with a symposium on 24-25 April 2020.  Papers for “Imagining Pilgrimage to Santiago: Itineraries, Narratives, Myths” will address the confrontation of real and imagined pilgrimage, exploring phenomenological and sensorial aspects, the visionary and eschatological implications of spiritual travel, spatial and material agency, and landscape and cartographic geographies of pilgrimage, among others.  Speakers include:  Kathryn Brush, Thomas Deswarte, James D’Emilio, Elvira Fidalgo, Elina Gertsman, Melanie Hanan, Patrick Henriet, Dominique Iogna-Prat, F. López Alsina, Wendy Pullan, Rocio Sánchez Ameijeiras, Alison Stones, Stefan Trinks, Michele Vescovi, Rose Walker. More information may be found at the Institute’s Events webpage in early 2020 ( or by contacting the organizers R. Maxwell (Institute of Fine Arts: and M. Castiñeiras (Univ. Autònoma Barcelona:

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