Reading Group for Pilgrimage Studies: The Material Culture of Pilgrimage

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The Reading Group for Pilgrimage Studies, run by The Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network, is an informal, interdisciplinary forum to discuss readings engaging with the phenomenon of pilgrimage broadly. It meets every other Thursday, during odd weeks in Hilary Term 2019.

Week 5: Art and artefacts that commemorate or participate in the pilgrimage experience.


Goren, Haim. “Pilgrimage, Tapestries, and Cartography: Sixteenth-Century Wall Hangings Commemorating a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.” Journal of Historical Geography 33.3 (2007): 489–513.
Robinson, James. “From Altar to Amulet: Relics, Portability, and Devotion.” In Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, eds. Martina Bagnoli, Holger A. Klein, C. Griffith Mann, and James Robinson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. (pp. 111–116)
Van Asperen, Hanneke. “The Habsburgs and their Pilgrimage Souvenirs. Pilgrim badges in the Devotional Books of Charles V, Ferdinand of Austria and Joanna of Castile.” In Wallfahrer aus dem Osten. Mittelalterlichen Pilgerzeichen zwischen Ostsee, Donau und Seine, eds. Hartmut Kühne & Lothar Lambacher & Jan Hrdina. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2013. (pp. 195–219)
Wood, Christopher S. “Public and Private Dimensions of the Votive Offering.” In Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, ed. Ittai Weinryb. New York: Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2018. (pp. 67–85)

To register your interest and for access to scans of the readings, please contact the conveners.


Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network

Contact: Sylvia Alvares-Correa
Helena Guzik

Audience: Oxford only