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Nancy L. Frey: "Life is a Camino"

Nancy L. Frey, speaking at the COLL300 eventNancy Frey: Pilgrimage Guide

A cultural anthropologist by training, Nancy Frey has spent the past two decades guiding pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Movement along the Camino is both physical and spiritual. Nancy will share her perspectives on how those two types of movement have evolved with the rising popularity of the Camino, and in particular, the effect that mobile technology has on pilgrims and their surroundings.

Public Event

Life is a Camino - Public Event on November 13, 2019

Theme for Fall 2019: Movement/Migration

Movement/Migration Movement and migration are at the center of how we understand human and nonhuman life. Often, this is in the realm of significant physical migration of individuals or communities from one land to the next. Almost always, they shift cultural dynamics in unexpected ways. Movements and migrations are constantly taking place in realms beyond the human, as well – from the makeup of the nonhuman environment as it confronts climate change, to the patterns of migratory animal species, to discoveries in gene therapies and information science. Closer to home, we see movements and migrations unfolding in university curricula and our very approach to (inter)disciplinary inquiry.