The jury of the XXIII International Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia, which met in Santiago de Compostela, decided to award the honour to the academic and researcher George Greenia for his “prolific academic trajectory, connection with Galicia and contribution to the dissemination of the Jacobean phenomenon”.

When informing him of the decision, the awardee explained that he accepted this “generous sign of recognition of the individual and institutional efforts” made through the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies of the institution of higher education William & Mary. An institution based in the American city of Williamsburg and focused on the “scientific research of personal transformation journeys in all territory, times and traditions”.

The award ceremony will take place on 4 June within the framework of the XXV General Assembly of the Compostela Group of Universities, which this year will be held at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico). At this ceremony, Greenia will receive a golden shell, the symbol of the Compostela Group of Universities.

Profile of the awardee

George Greenia is the founder of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies and the president of Alpha Delta Gamma National Honorary Society for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, both established at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg (U.S.A).

Author of several Spanish language textbooks and numerous articles on Hispanic Medievalism. He is currently editor of the medieval newsletter and journal La Crónica sobre lengua y literatura españolas de la Division on Medieval Spanish of the Modern Language Association and member of the advisory board of Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos del Instituto de Estudios Gallegos Padre Sarmiento of CSIC, as well as the Scientific Committee of the journal of Jacobean studies and pilgrimage Ad Limina of the S.A. de Gestión del Plan Xacobeo.

To discover his full profile visit the page of the Internation Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia.