17/Sep/2017

Experts from various countries will take part in the 10th International Congress on Jacobean Studies, to be held in November under the title 'Jacobus Patronus'

  • Turismo de Galicia has opened registration for the congress, which will take place over three days at the Hostal de los Reis Católicos in Santiago de Compostela
  • The event will make it possible to explore the more significant aspects of the patronage of St. James from an iconographic, symbolic, political, historical and spiritual perspective
  • The Way of St. James and Pilgrimages Department, with the support of the Xunta de Galicia, USC and Santiago Cathedral, is offering twelve grants for researchers

Santiago de Compostela, 17 September 2017

Turismo de Galicia, through the International Committee of Experts on the Way of St. James, will be organizing the 10th International Congress on Jacobean Studies, to be held this November. The congress will take place 9, 10 and 11 November, bringing together experts from various countries in Santiago de Compostela.

The event, headed by Italian professor Paolo Caucci, chairman of the committee, will seek to explore the more significant aspects of the patronage of St. James. From this perspective, it will analyse the characteristics of the apostle as the patron saint and protector of nations, cities, hospitaller orders, military orders, confraternities and churches. There will be a special focus on investigating the spiritual, iconographic, symbolic, political and historical aspects of a relationship which has had a profound impact on the culture and mindset of many peoples in Spain and the Americas.

Registration opened this week and will close 3 November. Attendance is free, but space is limited. The congress will be held in the auditorium of the Hostal de los Reis Católicos and is intended for students, teachers, scholars of Jacobean culture, members of Friends of the Way of St. James associations and members of the general public interested in the issues being discussed. The registration form is available at the following link. The Way of St. James and Pilgrimages Department, with the support of the Xunta de Galicia, USC and Santiago Cathedral, is offering twelve grants for researchers to cover lodging expenses in the Galician capital during the three days of the event.

Renowned speakers

Fernando López Alsina, Universidad de Santiago (USC), will give the opening lecture, followed by reports and round-table discussions with Paolo Caucci, Università degli Studi di Perugia; Adeline Rucquoi, CNRS, France; Paulo Almeida, Universidade de Coímbra e Porto; Rosanna Bianco, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro; Philine Helas, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome; María José Azevedo, Universidade de Coímbra; Miguel Taín, USC; and Hugo O'Donnell y Duque de Estrada, Royal Academy of History.

Other participants include Carla Varela, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Giuseppe Arlotta, Centro Italiano di Studi Compostellani; Francisco Puy, USC; Anna Sulai Capponi, Università degli Studi di Perugia; Antonio Casasola, Instituto Teológico Pío XII, San Sebastián; Eduardo Andrades, Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile; Klaus Herbers, Universität Erlangen, Germany; Piotr Roszak, Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, Poland; Lucia Gay, Comitato san Jacopo, Pistoia; and Segundo Pérez, dean of Santiago Cathedral.