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El Camino de Santiago: A Medieval Pilgrimage, Past and Present  

Camino Santiago The Dean of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; the Department of Catholic Studies; University Libraries; and the Slavic Club announce a presentation on the Camino de Santiago during this Camino Holy Year. The illustrated lecture by Richard Gyug, Ph.D., will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Fahy 236. Refreshments will be served. The presentation will also be available via Teams.

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About the event:
A network of pilgrimage routes joined medieval Europe to the shrine of the Apostle James at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. The routes were immensely popular in the medieval period and preserve many monuments of the time. While the meaning of the routes has changed with the ages and modern travelers follow the routes for many different reasons, the Camino de Santiago remains very popular. What accounts for this perennial interest? What are the origins of the historical Camino and its modern form? How do the medieval and modern experiences compare or contrast? These and other questions will be addressed in this illustrated lecture.

For more information, please contact Gloria Aroneo, MBA, at or (973) 275-2808.

About the speaker:
Richard Gyug, Ph.D., was named Professor Emeritus at Fordham University at the end of the spring 2018 semester, after more than two decades in which he was an inspiring presence at Fordham, in the Honors Program, his home department of History, and Medieval Studies. An excellent researcher, teacher, and administrator, Dr. Gyug regularly led study abroad programs and has supervised dozens of graduate-level theses and dissertations. His research focuses on religious culture in the Western Mediterranean and on Latin manuscripts written in the Beneventan script. For years, his expertise as editor of medieval texts received acknowledgment from the Research Council of Canada in the form of generous funding for the Monumenta Liturgica Beneventana, a long-standing scholarly project based at his alma mater, the University of Toronto, and now represented by him as the Principal Investigator.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (617) 947-3906