Helena is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation research concerns the material culture of pilgrimage and court culture in early modern Italy, with a particular focus on how pilgrimage influenced Este family patronage during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Sylvia is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of Oxford. She is researching the transfer and transmission of Flemish art and artists to Portugal in the fifteenth century. She considers the role these works of art played in the construction of devotional practices within Portuguese convent life, especially in regards to mental pilgrimages and via crucis enactments.
Shanti is a Master's student in the English Department at the University of Oxford, funded by the AHRC. Her dissertation research concerns William Wordsworth's engagement with pilgrimage in poetry and practice, with a focus on the cultural memory of the Reformation and the sacralisation of space. In the autumn she will begin a doctorate at the University of Cambridge, concentrating on pilgrimage in the work of Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Clare.
Generous financial support for this conference has been provided by The Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Oxford’s History of Art Department, the Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies, and Camino Pilgrim™ The Confraternity of St James.