1ST EUROPEAN NETWORK OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CELEBRATIONS CONFERENCE

“HOLY WEEK, A COMMON HERITAGE”
12 and 13 March 2021

The European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations is to host its first conference entitled  ‘Holy Week, a common heritage’, understanding this religious tradition as a shared cultural legacy and representative symbol of European identity and history.

This online forum aims to discuss Holy Week in Europe from a global perspective, seeking to highlight common historical elements and rituals and examine the relevance that Holy Week celebrations hold in Europe today. The conference includes paper sessions and round tables led by specialists from different countries. Registration is free.

The days are organized from conferences and round tables, developed by specialists from different countries.

Registration is free.

Programme - Day 1

12 March, 2021

09:30
Opening ceremony
9:45
José Luis Alonso Ponga (University of Valladolid)

Opening lecture. Holy Week as common heritage

10:30
Rui Pereira

Past and present of Holy Week in Portugal

11:00
Prof. Dr. Miguel Luis López-Guadalupe (University of Granada)

Historical notes on Holy Week in Andalusia

11:30
Antonio Luis Galiano. (Official chronicler, of the town of Orihuela)

Holy Week on the Routes in Spain

12:00
Dr Rui Ferreira

Presentations. Moderator

  • Evolution in Holy Week in Cabra. Bishop Alburquerque’s letter to the confraternities (31-1-1859) and its consequences. Antonio Ramón Jiménez Montes
  • La Settimana Santa in Italia tra Storia e Letteratura. Giuseppe Rando
  • Holy Week in Melilla: a resource to learn more about it. Fernando Saurel Hernández
  • Paesaggi sonori della Settimana Santa nel Meridione d’Italia: alcuni esempi di intersezione fra oralità, scrittura e drammatizzazione. Giuseppe Giordano
  • José Navia Campos, a creator of religious images and a ceramist. José Ángel Campillo
  • Donations and offerings to Hieronymite monasteries: experiences and gratitude of the monarchs for their welcome during Holy Week. Miguel Herguedas
12:00
Julio Grande

Presentations. Moderator

  • Facets of the function of the foreman of the image-bearers in Holy Week in Seville.
  • Rafael Moreno Rodríguez and Moisés Ríos Bermúdez
  • Riti e costumi della Settimana Santa a Oaxaca (Messico). Pierpaolo Lopreiato
  • Maria presso la Croce: una riflessione teológica. Ana Rotundo
  • Motives of the foremen of the image-bearers in Holy Week in Seville. Rafael Moreno Rodríguez and Moisés Ríos Bermúdez
  • La procesione della Naca del Venerdí Santo in Catanzaro e la “Reale Arciconfraternita dei Santi Giovanni Battista ed Evangelista de i Cavalieri di Malta ad Honorem”. Roberto María Naso
  • Literature on Holy Week in Andalusia: A way to express emotions. José Carlos Pérez Arias
17:00
Prof. D. Salvador Rodríguez Becerra. (University of Seville)

Confraternities and brotherhoods: changes and the current reality of the image-bearing communities

17:30
Juan Jesús López Guadalupe. (University of Granada)

The language of religious images in Holy Week. Evolution and current reality

18:00

Presentations

  • Rites and the space of the Via Crucis. The hermitage of the Calvary in Cabra. Antonio Ramón Jiménez Montes
  • The penitents in San Vicente de la Sonsierra: the survival of a tradition. Julio Grande
  • The consumer society, banality and the procession of religious images. “The neo- orthodox images”. Francisco J. Martín López
  • Devotions exposed: the difficult museum display of Holy Week. Rubén Sánchez Domínguez
  • Holy Week museums in the Province of Alicante (Spain). Francisco Zaragoza
  • Printers and brotherhoods in 18 th century Seville: the awakening of confraternity information. María del Carmen Montoya

Programme - Day 2

13 March, 2021

09:30
Prof. Antonio Miguel Nogues (University of Elche) (to be confirmed)

Interactions between Holy Week celebrations and tourism: impact and benefits

10:15

Presentations

  • Holy Week museums as a point of reference in the tourism of the passion. Sergio Lledó
  • The Holy Week museum in León: history of a dream. Carlos García Rioja
  • The museum display of the fiesta. The case of the Holy Week museum in Montoro. Pedro Delgado Guerrero
  • Dalla lauda religiosa alla sua rappresentazione tra ordini mendicanti e Confraternite. Martino Michele Battaglia
11:30
Julio Grande and Encarnación Giráldez

The European Network of Holy Week Celebrations: a way to safeguard intangible heritage

12:00
Prof. Don Ignazio Buttitta (Università degli Studi di Palermo)

Closing lecture. Current reality and the future of Holy Week celebrations

13:00

Conclusions of the conference

13:30

Closing ceremony

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