Photograph of the visit to the America Library of the University of Santiago de Compostela as part of the International Meeting of Rectors on the Camino.

“CamiñoLab. Laboratory of the cultural heritage of the Camino de Santiago” project is part of O Teu Xacobeo programme of the Regional Government of Galicia, Xunta de Galicia.

The initiative “CamiñoLab. Laboratory of the cultural heritage of the Camino de Santiago”, driven by the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) and led by the three Galician public universities, promotes the creation of an observatory of international scholars focused on the heritage of this cultural route. This project, which is part of O Teu Xacobeo programme from the Xunta de Galicia, began with the invitation to experts to join the laboratory and will culminate in the second half of the year with the dissemination of the most important results and milestones of their research.

Over the coming months, these university experts will delve into the methodologies for cataloguing and identifying the tangible and intangible heritage of the Camino de Santiago, starting with that existing in Galicia. Besides, they will give visibility to the advances and scientific developments related to these topics in the field of culture, legal and social sciences, and humanities. To undertake this project, the academics will hold meetings to plan the lines of research and coordinate the work and initiatives.

Finally, the research findings by the CamiñoLab experts will be presented to the university community and disseminated to society through the organisation of a scientific congress, scheduled for September 2021. This event will also address the project’s sustainability plan and the dissemination of its results, which includes the creation of a website and the publication of articles in specialised scientific media.

The Compostela Academy on the Camino of the CGU 

The Compostela Academy on the Camino was born in 2018 to bring together the initiatives of the Compostela Group of Universities related to this pilgrimage route. The decision to create this programme responds to the need to bring together the wide variety of initiatives of our university network focused on this cultural route and the dissemination of its values to the university community and society.