This seminar explores the rich visual culture associated with Medieval pilgrimage between the fourth and fifteenth centuries. The experience of pilgrimage was shaped by symbols, images, and places encountered along the routes to sites of sacred significance, especially the roads to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury. We will examine the theological, practical, visual, and experiential aspects of pilgrimage in Western Europe and the Holy Land as understood through visual culture and contemporary texts. Graduate students will meet with the professor every other week to discuss 16 additional recommended readings - beyond those assigned to the undergraduates - and to discuss the progress of their 20-25 page research paper.
Instructor Permission Required
Credit cannot be earned for HART 527 and HART 427.