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Highlighted Research in Pilgrimage Studies

Pilgrimage studies initiatives

Global Medieval Travel Writing: A Literary History, ed. Sebastian Sobecki

Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, York University, England

The Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, USA

Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network, Oxford University, England

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The Berkeley Art and Interreligious Pilgrimage Project

 

Bolded names indicate leadership or affiliated faculty of the William & Mary Institute for Pilgrimage Studies

  • Arndt Charles; Olga Solovieva. “Mapping Out Holy Rus: The Formation Of Sacred Geographies in Russian Pilgrim [1885-1917].” Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies 2.1 (2019): 15-42.
  • Bader, Giselle. “Sacred space in Egeria’s Fourth-Century Pilgrimage Account”. Journal of Religious History 44.1 (March 2020): 91-102.
  • Bailey, Anne E. ‘Reconsidering the Medieval Experience at the Shrine in High-Medieval England’. Journal of Medieval History 47.2 (2021): 203-229.

  • Bailey, Anne E. “Micro Pilgrimages: A New Post-Secular Trend?Religions 2022, 13(7), 665.
  • Bailey, Anne E. ‘The Female Condition: Gender and Deformity in High-Medieval Miracle Narratives’. Gender and History 33.2 (2021): 427-447.

  • Bailey, Anne E. ‘The Problematic Pilgrim: Rethinking Margery’s Pilgrim Identity in “The Book of Margery Kempe”’. The Chaucer Review 55.2 (2020): 171-196.

  • Bailey, Anne E. ‘The Troublesome Relic of a “Troublesome Priest”? Negotiating the Boundaries of Religion, History and Popular Culture in Anglican Canterbury’. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 31.2 (2019): 153-166.

  • Barush, Kathryn. Imaging Pilgrimage.  Art as Embodied Experience (Boomsbury, 2021).
  • Blick, Sarah.  “Bringing Pilgrimage Home: The Production, Iconography, and Domestic Use of Late-Medieval Devotional Objects by Ordinary People.” Religions 2019 (10): 1-26.
  • Blitzer, D., Harris, M.B., and  Jackson, E.M. Affective Response And Pain measurement Correlations In A 500 Mile Pilgrimage: El Camino De Santiago. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(5):521, 2011.
  • Boone, Benjamin I., James P. Barber.  “This Is the Way: Faculty on the Camino de Santiago”, Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice. A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides. Eds. André Brouillette, Jeffrey Bloechl.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2022. 113-125.
  • Boone, Benjamin I.  Teaching along the Way: An Ethnographic Study of Faculty Growth and Sensemaking on the Camino de Santiago. Doctoral dissertation, William & Mary School of Education. 2019.
  • Brouillette, Andre. The Pilgrim Paradigm.  Faith and Motion. Paulist Press, 2022.
  • Brouillette, André; Jeffrey Bloechl, Eds. Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice. A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2022.

  • Coffey, Thomas F.; Maryjane Dunn, eds. The Miracles and Translatio of Saint JamesBooks Two and Three of the “Liber Sancti Jacobi”. A Translation, with Introduction, Commentaries and Notes by Thomas F. Coffey and Maryjane Dunn.  NY & Bristol: Italica Press, 2019.

  • Coffey, Thomas F.; Maryjane Dunn, eds. The Sermons and Liturgy of Saint JamesBook One of the “Liber Sancti Jacobi”. A Translation, with Introduction, Commentaries and Notes by Thomas F. Coffey and Maryjane Dunn.  NY & Bristol: Italica Press, 2021.
  • Collins-Kreiner, Noga. “A Review of Research into Religion and Tourism.  Launching the Annals of Tourism Research Curated Collection on Religion and Tourism.” Annals of Tourism Research 74 (2020), 191–194.
  • Covid-19 Studies: "The Impact of COVID-19 on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage".  A special issue of the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 8.7 (2020).
  • Dauge-Roth, Katherine.  Signing the Body: Marks on Skin in Early Modern France.  Routledge, 2020.
  • Dunn, Maryjane. “Women’s Words About Pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, 1890-1920". International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 6(ii), 2018: 59-71.
  • Dunn, Maryjane.  “Onward and inward: The changing destination of the Camino de Santiago.” Walking the Camino de Santiago: Essays on Pilgrimage in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Tiffany Trotman.  Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2020.
  • Greenia, George D.  Pilgrimage to Santiago (1610) by Diego de Guzmán.” Rincón del Traductores-Translators Corner. Observatorio de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas en los Estados Unidos / Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States, Harvard University (2022): 3-29.
  • Greenia, George D.  “David Martin Gitlitz (1943-2020).” Ad limina: Revista de Investigación del Camino de Santiago y las Peregrinaciones 12 (2021). 297-309.
  • Greenia, George D.; Xosé M. Sánchez Sánchez. “The Rattle of Time and Travel.  The Acoustics of Medieval Pilgrimage”.  [«El traqueteo del tiempo y el viaje. Aspectos acústicos de la peregrinación medieval»] Ad limina 12 (2021): 205-239.
  • Greenia, George D. “Le Camino de Santia­go dans le contexte des pèlerinages mondiaux”. Pèlerinage, marche pèlerine et marche de longue durée au Québec. Sous la direction de Michel O’Neill, Éric Laliberté. Québec: Université Laval, 2021. 21-41.
  • Greenia, George D.  “Linda Kay Davidson (1946-2017).Ad limina: Revista de Investigación del Camino de Santiago y las Peregrinaciones 10 (2019): 203-210. Republished in La corónica1 (2019): 7-17.
  • Greenia, George D.Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims and the Tissue of Faith.” The Pilgrim Body: An Anatomy of Intentional Movement. Eds. Matthew Anderson & Sara Terreault. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 7.1 (2019): 38-51.
  • Greenia, George D. “The Awkwardness of Santiago Matamoros”. La Concha, quarterly bulletin of American Pilgrims on the Camino (October 2020). 38-39.
  • Greenia, George D. “Santiago de Compostela.” Medieval Travel Writing: A Global History. Ed. Sebastian Sobecki. Cambridge UP. [forthcoming]
  • Greenia, George D. “La resonancia del Camino de Santiago en la imaginación norteamericana.” Actas del XI Congreso Internacional de Asociaciones Jacobeas. Antequera, octubre de 2017. Málaga: Diputación, 2021. [forthcoming]
  • Greenia, George D. “Peregrinos Americanos en Pausa.” Libredón, Revista de la Asociación de Amigos Galegos del Camino de Santiago (Otoño 2020): 26-38.
  • Greenia, George D. “Literacy, Sanctity and Stumbling to Santiago.” CSJ Bulletin. The Confraternity of St. James Quarterly 146 (June 2019): 5-10.
  • Greenia, George D. “What is Pilgrimage?” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 6.2 (2018): 7-15.
  • Greenia, George, Eileen Quinn Moore, Ian McIntosh, Robert Nickerson, Eds. “Introduction to Special Issue of What is Pilgrimage.” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 6.2 (2018): 1-6.
  • Greenia, George D. “Pilgrimage and the Economy of Salvation.” Pilgrim Libraries: books & reading on the medieval routes to Rome & Jerusalem (2017-07-24).
  • Greenia, George D. “Travelers’ Texts: pilgrims and their textual accessories.” Pilgrim Libraries: books & reading on the medieval routes to Rome & Jerusalem (2017-05-19).
  • Greenia, George D. “Pilgrims as readers & writers: some reflections.” Pilgrim Libraries: books & reading on the medieval routes to Rome & Jerusalem (2017-01-27).
  • Greenia, George D. “Faith and Footpaths: Pilgrimage in Medieval Iberia.” The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies. Eds. Javier Muñoz‑Basols, Laura Lonsdale, Manuel Delgado. Oxford, UK: Rout­ledge, 2017. eISBN 978-1-315-70989-5. 16-26.
  • Greenia, George D. “The Future Generation Ride of the Lakota Sioux”. Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing. Eds. Ian S. McIntosh, E. Moore Quinn and Vivienne Keely. Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI, 2018. 137-47.
  • Greenia, George D. “Santiago de Compostela.” Regeneration: A Literary History of Europe, 1348-1418. Ed. David Wal­lace. 2 vols. Oxford University Press, 2016. Vol. 2: 94-101.
  • Harris, M.B. The Physiological Effects of Walking Pilgrimage. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 9, 2019. https://arrow.dit.ie/ijrtp/vol7/iss1/9
  • Harris, M.B. and Wolf, M.R. Cardiovascular disease risk factors following a 758 km, 30-day pilgrimage. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(08):727-731, 2013.
  • James, T.M., Siegel, R.J., Crizer, M.P., Bland, M.C., and Harris, M.B. Exercise self-efficacy among pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47(5S):727-728, 2015.
  • Jenkins, Kathleen E., and Ken Chih-Yan Sun. 2019. “Digital Strategies for Building Spiritual Intimacy: Families on a ‘Wired’ Camino.” Qualitative Sociology; 42(4): 567-585.

  • Jenkins, Kathleen E. Walking the Way Together: How families Connect on the Camino de Santiago. Oxford UP, 2021.

  • Johnmeyer, Connie; Shuangyu Xu. “Proposing A Conceptual Model for Understanding the Transformative Experiences of Pilgrimage Tourists.” Travel and Tourism Research Association: Advancing Tourism Research Globally. 40.

  • Jørgensen, Nanna Natalia; Eade, John; Ekeland, Tor-Johan; and Lorentzen, Catherine A.N. "The Processes, Effects and Therapeutics of Pilgrimage Walking the St. Olav Way". International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 8.1. 2020. 33-50.
  • King, Judith. “Walking Back to Earth. The Enduring Appeal of Pilgrimage as Portal to the Sacred for the Contemporary Seeker.” PhD Thesis. Mary Immaculate College, Limmerick. October, 2021.
  • Kurrat, Christian, 2019. “Biographical Motivations of Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 7.2. 11-18.
  • Kurrat, Christian; Patrick Heiser. 2020. “‘This trip is very meaningful to me, so I want to remember it forever’: Pilgrim Tattoos in Santiago de Compostela.” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 8.5. 12-24.
  • Koren-Lawrence, N.; Noga Collins-Kreiner; Y. Israeli. “Strategies for Management of Archaeological-Heritage Sites: Conservation and Development". Tourism Management Perspectives. 2020.
  • Luz, Nimrod. “Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism in Islam.” Annals of Tourism Research 82 (2020): 102915.
  • McIntosh, Ian.  Pilgrimage.  Walking to Peace, Walking for Change. Xlibris, 2020.
  • McIntyre, E. and Olsen, D.H. 2019. “Missionaries on a Pilgrimage, or Pilgrims on a Mission? Elements of Pilgrims in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Experience”. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. 7(3): 1-16.

  • Moore, John K.  Mulatto · Outlaw · Pilgrim · Priest: The Legal Case of José Soller, Accused of Impersonating a Pastor and Other Crimes in Seventeenth-century Spain.  Brill, 2020.  Winner of 2021 book prize, IV Premio de Investigación del Camino de Santiago y las peregrinaciones awarded by the Univ. of Santiago de Compostela: video in English.

  • Olsen, D.H. 2020. “Pilgrimage, Religious Tourism, Biodiversity, and Natural Sacred Sites”. K.A. Shinde & D.H. Olsen, Eds. Religious Tourism and the Environment. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 23-41.

  • Olsen, D.H. 2020. “Disease and Health Risks at Mass Religious Gatherings”. K.A. Shinde & D.H. Olsen, Eds. Religious Tourism and the Environment. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 116-132.

  • Olsen, D.H. 2019. “Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism in the MENA Region”. D.J. Timothy, Ed. Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa. London & New York: Routledge. 109-124.

  • Olsen, D.H. 2019. “Religion, Spirituality, and Pilgrimage in a Globalizing World”. D.J. Timothy, Ed. Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism. London: Edward Elgar. 270-283.

  • Olsen, D.H.; D.J. Timothy. 2020. “COVID-19 and Religious Travel: Present and Future Directions”. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. 8(7): 170-188.

  • Olsen, D.H.; M. Korstanje, Eds. 2020. Dark Tourism and Pilgrimage. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

  • Olsen, D.H.; A. Trono, Eds. 2018. Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails: Sustainable Development and Management. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

  • Pazos, Antón M., Ed. Nineteenth-Century European Pilgrimages: A New Golden Age. Routledge, 2020.
  • Pazos, Antón M., Ed. Relics, Shrines and Pilgrimages: Sanctity in Europe from Late Antiquity. Routledge, 2020.
  • Peace Journeys: A New Direction in Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages Research. Eds. Nour Farra Haddad & Ian S. McIntosh. Oxfordshire: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020.
  • Pèlerinages Origine, succès et avenir.  Ed. Térence Le Deschault de Monredon. Cahors: Éditions patrimoniales de la ville de Cahors, 2019.  ISBM 978-2-9514080-0-5
  • Redick, Kip. "Kenotic Walking, Wilderness Sojourning, and Hospitality". Journal for the Study of Religious Experience 7.2 (2021): 114-139.

  • Redick, Kip. “Glory Beyond the Camp: Waiting, Measure, and Hospitality in Pilgrimage.Journal of Pentecostal Theology 29/2 (2020) 244-259.

  • Redick, Kip. “Interpreting Contemporary Pilgrimage as Spiritual Journey or Aesthetic Tourism Along the Appalachian Trail.International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 6.2 (2018): 78-88.

  • Redick, Kip. “Spiritual Rambling: Long Distance Wilderness Sojourning as Meaning-Making.Journal of Ritual Studies 30.2 (2016): 41-51.

  • Redick, Kip. “Profane Experience and Sacred Encounter: Journeys to Disney and the Camino de Santiago.Environment, Space Place 5.1 (Spring 2013): 46-72.

  • Redick, Kip. “Finding Meaning while Steeping in the Camino Cauldron.” The Camino de Santiago: Essays on Pilgrimage in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman. McFarland & Co. Inc. Publ., 2021: 151-177.
  • Redick, Kip. “The Connection between Liminal Places and Hospitality in Manifesting Pilgrim Values and Identity.” Pilgrim Values and Identity. Edited by Darius Liutikas. CABI, Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series. Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2021: 35-47.
  • Redick, Kip. “Sensuous Encounter where Journey and Festival Meet: A Phenomenology of Pilgrimage.Pilgrimage as Transformative Process: the Movement from Fractured to Integrated. Eds. Heather Warfield and Kate Hetherington. Brill, 2018. 77-87.

  • Redick, Kip. “Aesthetic Sojourning on the Appalachian Trail.” Sensorial Trajectories. Edited by John Murungi and Linda Ardito. Cambridge Scholars, Oct. 25, 2018: 71-90.

  • Redick, Kip. “Homelessness Countering the Destruction of Home: a Return to Sensuous Communication.” Home: Lived Experiences. Edited by John Mugungi and Linda Ardito. Forthcoming.

  • Redick, Kip. “The Connection between Liminal Places and Hospitality in Manifesting Pilgrim Values and Identity.” Pilgrim Values and Identity. CABI, Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. Forthcoming.

  • Redick, Kip. “Finding Meaning while Steeping in the Camino Cauldron.” The Camino de Santiago in Contemporary Culture. McFarland. Forthcoming.

  • Rennyson, K.E. and Harris, M.B. Relationship between Injury and Spirituality in Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. FASEB J 32:588.7, 2018.
  • Roszak. Piotr; Tomasz Huzarek. “The Challenging Future of Pilgrimage after the Pandemic: New Trends in Pilgrimage to Compostela.Religions 2022, 13(6), 523.
  • Sánchez y Sánchez, Samuel. “Los and Found: Material Culture and Personal Transformation on the Camino de Santiago”. The Camino de Santiago in the 21st century: interdisciplinary perspectives and global views. Eds. Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez and Annie Hesp. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016. 147-71.
  • Sánchez Sánchez, Xosé M.  Iglesia, mentalidad y vida cotidiana en la Compostela medieval. Santiago: U de Santiago, 2019.
  • Scott, Rebekah.  A Furnace Full of God: A Holy Year on the Camino de Santiago. 2019.
  • Shah, Adfer Rashid. "A Sociology Lens of Pilgrimage Tourism in Kashmir Valley: A Case of Holy Amarnath Pilgrimage" in The Tibet Journal 38.3-4 (Autumn-Winter 2013): 57-85.
  • Shinde, K.A.; D.H. Olsen, Eds. 2020. Religious Tourism and the Environment. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

  • Siegel, R.J., Crizer, M.P., Bland, M.C., and Harris, M.B. Fitness benefits of a walking pilgrimage: A pilot study on El Camino de Santiago. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47(5S):666, 2015.

  • Singul. Francisco.  Camino que vence al tiempo. La peregrinación a Compostela. Madrid: Europa Ediciones, 2020.
  • Solovieva, Olga. “Not Tourists, but Pilgrims: Defining and Defending Modern Pilgrimage in a Late Imperial Russian Periodical.Religions 2022, 13(8), 672.
  • Spaeth, Barbette Stanley, Ed.  The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

  • Taín Guzmán, Miguel, et al. Georgiana Goddard King: The Way of St James (1920). La primera guía erudita del Camino de Santiago, escrita por una pionera norteamericana. Forthcoming 2023. Blog.
  • Volker, Phil. Walking in the Mud. The Diary of a DIY Camino. Edited by Kathryn Barush and Rebecca Graves. Foreword by David S. Zucker MD. Afterword by Annie O’Neil. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2022.

  • Yzquierdo Peiró, Ramón.  La Catedral de los Caminos. Estudios sobre Arte e Historia. Santiago: Fundación de la Catedral, 2020.