Speaker: Skye Doney
March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
“The Persistence of the Sacred: German Catholic Pilgrimage, 1832-1937”
Director of the George L. Mosse Program
Monday, March 27, 2023
Curti Lounge (Rm. 5243 Mosse Humanities Blddg)
For millions of Catholic believers, pilgrimage has offered possible answers to the mysteries of sickness, life, and death. “The Persistence of the Sacred” explores the religious worldviews of Europeans who traveled to Trier and Aachen, two cities in Western Germany, to view the sacred relics in their cathedrals. Recovering the history of Catholic pilgrimage, “The Persistence of the Sacred” aims to understand the relationship between relics and religiosity, between modernity and faith, and between humanity and God.
Skye Doney is the director of the George L. Mosse Program in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.