HEALING SPACES ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO IN MEDIEVAL AND CONTEMPORARY SETTINGS
$0.00 – $10.00
6:00 PM EDT, Virtual
Kathleen Jenkins, Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology,
Co-Director, Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William & Mary
Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Islamic & Medieval Art, College of William & Mary
Jessica Streit will begin the evening presentation with medieval Le Puy-en-Velay, a city that serves as the starting point for one of the four major routes to Santiago de Compostela. Her talk will feature two of the city’s 12th-century pilgrimage monuments, showing how they engender feelings of arrival and a desire to keep moving for their audience of pilgrims. Kathleen Jenkins will then bring us to the 21st century.
Drawing from her recent ethnography, Kathleen will present stories of families investing in pilgrimage as a practice for strengthening kin relationships and becoming a part of each other’s emotional and spiritual understandings.