Neopagan groups and pilgrimages in Portugal and their relationship with the transnational American and European Neopagan movement

Leading researcher: Anna Fedele
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Religion | Anthropology | Neopaganism | Portugal | Catholicism


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/47864/2008
Starting date: 01-05-09

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Abstract

With this project I aim to advance our knowledge on the immigration process of Neopaganism from the United States and the United Kingdom to mainland Europe and on the transformations undergone by the Neopagan belief system after its arrival to traditionally Catholic European countries. I will study the arrival and development of Neopaganism in Portugal and see how it influences the Portuguese cultural and religious identity. Analyzing the mobility of Neopagan leaders throughout Europe and the extreme adaptability of the Neopagan beliefs and practices I will also offer an overview of the Neopagan movement in Southern Europe. I will also analyze Neopagan pilgrimages to Fatima comparing the Portuguese pilgrims with other European Neopagan pilgrims visiting European Catholic shrines. This will allow me to analyze the movements of Neopagan pilgrims throughout Europe, the international networks they create and the new pilgrimage routes they make appear.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub106*Antónia Pedroso de LimaSupervisorproj33*Neopagan groups and pilgrimages in Portugal and their relationship with the transnational American and European Neopagan movementPost-doctoral researchConcluded
pub22*Anna FedeleResearch scholarproj33*Neopagan groups and pilgrimages in Portugal and their relationship with the transnational American and European Neopagan movementPost-doctoral researchConcluded
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