November 23, 2015
Information session is Dec. 2, KAP 352, Noon to 1, free food
Showing part of film: “Six Ways to Santiago” and discussing the trip.
This is a medical anthropology class (Anthropology 301: The Global Performance in Healing) about pilgrimage, healing, and conducting anthropological fieldwork. The class can receive credit in the Spanish department and possibly Religious Studies as well. The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage route that traverses northwestern Europe and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the apostle Saint James are interred. The pilgrimage route follows ancient Roman trade roads and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The class will spend two weeks in the classroom and then, true to anthropology, we will walk a portion (211 miles) of the medieval pilgrimage route interviewing pilgrims and hospitaleros (inn-keepers) along the Camino, record research in blog posts and compose a final research paper on healing. The trip will be in Spain from approximately May 22-June 12th.
Contact: Erin P. Moore, Department of Anthropology, firstname.lastname@example.org