International Jacobean Lessons at the USC
Institutional Chair of the Camino de Santiago and Pilgrimages of the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Profs. Domingo L. González Lopo and Miguel Taín Guzmán.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Number of instructional hours:
30 hours (2 credits).
Tourism Agency of Galicia of the Autonomous Government of Galicia and the Cathedral of Santiago.
Collaborating Institutions in recent years:
Museum of Pilgrimages and Santiago, Foundation of the Cathedral of Santiago, Association of Guides of Galicia, Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, International Fraternity of the Way of St. James, Institut Recherche Jacquaire (France), Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at William & Mary University (USA), and the Center for Compostelan Studies in Perugia (Italy) among others.
The Jacobean Lessons constitute an academic forum where each year the latest research on the Camino de Santiago and pilgrimage is presented to the university community, non-university educators, and the public. The four-days summer seminars are sponsored by various departments of the University of Santiago de Compostela as well as Galician, national, and international research centers. All presentations are organized research themes renewed annually with timely content emphasizing the intersection of disciplines and perspectives. The seminars promote the participation of speakers from beyond Galicia and Spain and giving a voice to younger generations. Today, the Jacobean Lessons are a convergence point for where speakers and audience from around the world exchange data, initiatives and novel interpretations about Pilgrimage and the Way of St. James.