Opening Speaker - Prof. Matthew Anderson

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The Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies is pleased to have Prof. Matthew Anderson as the opening speaker for 2013.  Prof. Anderson is assistant professor at the Dept of Theological Studies and Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Concordia University, Montreal. In the spring of 2012 he filmed "Something Grand" on the Camino de Santiago, and this year walked trails in Norway and Scotland interviewing pilgrims on the St. Olaf and St. Cuthbert trails. In addition to publishing in his other fields, he is presently working on a documentary about the visit of Diaspora Finns to their homeland, titled "Under the North Star".