June 12-14, US Conference, Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2014 meeting will be on the theme, “Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.” The conference dates are June 12-14, 2014, and the venue is SpringHill Suites Marriott in downtown Denver, CO, adjacent to the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Pilgrimage to holy sites and shrines was a mainstay of European life throughout the medieval and Renaissance periods, and the journeys to places such as Canterbury, Santiago de Compostela, Assisi, Rome, Mecca, and Jerusalem informed a devotional tradition that encouraged participation from all social classes, evoked commentary by chroniclers, playwrights, and poets, and inspired artistic, iconographic, and literary expressions.

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