Pilgrimage routes and pilgrim rights in medieval Europe

Lecturer: Dr Wiktor Szymborski, JU Institute of History

The lecture was held on 10 June 2016 in the Libraria of the Collegium Maius during the fifth jubilee edition of the "To Touch Culture” event.

Medieval pilgrims - who were they, where did they go and why? Could anyone go on a pilgrimage? What rights and privileges were granted to them? What conditions had to be met to become a pilgrim? Looking for answers to such seemingly easy questions one should take into account the complexity of medieval culture and reality. The lecture focused on this and other interesting historical themes.

 

The visitors with tactile illustrations prepared for Dr Wiktor Szymborski's lecture entitled Pilgrimage routes and pilgrim rights in medieval Europe. The photo shows prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Stopka, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Mania, Krystyna Polańska, student at the JU Third Age University, and Dr Wiktor Szymborski.
The visitors with tactile illustrations prepared for Dr Wiktor Szymborski's lecture entitled "Pilgrimage routes and pilgrim rights in medieval Europe". The photo shows prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Stopka, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Mania, Krystyna Polańska, student at the JU Third Age University, and Dr Wiktor Szymborski.

A pilgrim’s emblem featuring St. Stanislaus. Visitors with tactile illustrations.
A pilgrim’s emblem featuring St. Stanislaus. Visitors with tactile illustrations.

Visitors with tactile illustrations.
Visitors with tactile illustrations.

Full photo gallery

Miniatures and adaptations of the illustrations discussed during the lecture