Teaching staff

The Way of St. James: European Identity and Global Appeal

I. Compostela Group of Universities’ Students workshop
Universität Regensburg, Germany, 31st July to 5th August 2017

Francisco Singul is Head of the Xacobeo Galicia’s Department of Culture in Santiago de Compostela. Expert of the pilgrimage’s history and history of art, he organizes expositions and congresses about the Camino de Santiago. His more than a dozen volumes were published in Spain, Brazil, Italia and Japan.

Adeline Rucquoi, Director of Investigation of the French Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, is a distinguished specialist of Iberian History in the Middle Ages and member of, amongst others, the Spanish Real Academia de Historia and the Comité Internacional de Expertos del Camino de Santiago.

José Miguel Andrade Cernadas is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Santiago de Compostela. His research interests include the monastic traditions in Spain, the history of Galicia, and the history of mentalities and arts of the Camino de Santiago.

Michael Scholz-Hänsel, Professor at the Institute of History of Art at the University of Leipzig, is one of the most recognised experts of Iberian arts in Germany. Included among his publications are several articles about the representation of St. James in the visual arts.

Klaus Herbers is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Erlangen. For two decades, he has been in charge of editing or coediting, amongst many other publications, the meanwhile more than 20 volumes of the St. James-Studies (Jakobus-Studien) of the German St. James-Society.

Erik Eynikel is Lecturer for Old Testament Exegeses and Biblical Hebrew at the University of Regensburg. He is also an editor of the International Bible Commentary and coeditor of Religion and Conflict, that deals with the role of religion, both as the cause of conflicts, and an important tool for conflict resolution.

Hubert Pöppel is Professor of Romance Studies at the University of Regensburg and the Managing Director of the Centre of Hispanic Studies at the University of Regensburg. His research focus lies on contemporary Hispanic (Latin American and Spanish) literature, as well as on themes of culture contact between Spain and Germany.

Pedro Álvarez Olañeta, Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Regensburg, coordinates the annual Spanish Film and Culture Festival CinEscultura in Regensburg.