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Conference

1st European Network of Holy Week and Easter Celebrations

“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.

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

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.

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12th March

Opening Ceremony

— Rosario Andújar, President at the European Network of Holy week and Easter Celebrations
— Sergio Ortega. Head of Service of the Legal Regime and European Programs área at the Subdirectorate General for Management and Coordination of Cultural Assets. Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain
— Carolina Clark Project Manager at the European Institute of Cultural Itineraries
— Patrizia Monterosso. General Director at the Fondazione Federico II, Sicily, Italy

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Opening Conference

“Holy Week as common heritage”, José Luis Alonso Ponga (University of Valladolid)

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Conference

“Past and present of Holy Week in Portugal”, Dr Rui Ferreira (Instituto de Estudos Avançados em Catolicismo e Globalização)

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“Historical notes on Holy Week in Andalusia”, Prof. Dr. Miguel Luis López-Guadalupe (University of Granada)

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“Holy Week on the Routes in Spain”, Antonio Luis Galiano. (Official chronicler, of the town of Orihuela)

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First Papers Presentation

Moderator: Dr Rui Ferreira (Instituto de Estudos Avançados em Catolicismo e Globalização)
— 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

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Second Papers Presentation

Moderator: Julio Grande (Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of The European Network of Holy week and Easter Celebrations)
— 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

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“Confraternities and brotherhoods: changes and the current reality of the image-bearing communities”, Prof. D. Salvador Rodríguez Becerra. (University of Seville) and Prof. D. Salvador Hernández González (Pablo de Olavide University)

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“The language of religious images in Holy Week. Evolution and current reality”, Juan Jesús López Guadalupe. (University of Granada)

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Third Papers Presentation

Moderator. Prof. PILAR PANERO Professor of Literature and Anthropology at the University of Valladolid. International Center for Studies of Popular Religiosity: Holy Week
— 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

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13th March

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“Interactions between Holy Week celebrations and tourism: impact and benefits”, Prof. Antonio Miguel Nogues (University of Elche)

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Fourth Papers presentation

Moderator. Prof. PILAR PANERO Professor of Literature and Anthropology at the University of Valladolid. International Center for Studies of Popular Religiosity: Holy Week
— 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
— The penitents in San Vicente de la Sonsierra: the survival of a tradition. Julio Grande

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“The European Network of Holy Week Celebrations: a way to safeguard intangible heritage”, Encarnación Giráldez (manager of the ‘Caminos de Pasión’ network)

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“Closing lecture. Current reality and the future of Holy Week celebrations”, Prof. Don Ignazio Buttitta (Università degli Studi di Palermo)

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Patrimoni immateriali al tempo del Covid. Le comunità delle sacre rappresentazioni.
Dott.ssa Patrizia Nardi, Expert in the enhancement of cultural heritage and Unesco candidacies

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Closing Ceremony

— Canon Abelino Morim, representative of the Braga (Portugal) Holy Week Commission
— Joze Stukl, representative of the Skofja Loka (Slovenia) Holy Week Celebration
— George Agius, Coordinator representing the City Council of Birgu (Malta)
— Rosario Andújar, President at the European Network of Holy week and Easter Celebrations

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