Pilgrimage as information context: recording, sharing, and curating experiences in a networked world

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


Internally funded by CIS Dept, University of Northumbria. PI Dr Perla Innocenti; co-I in second phase Ed Hyatt and Dr Christina Vasiliou. This ethnographic study on the Camino de Santiago routes is designed to consider the human computer interaction, information behaviour, digital curation practices of pilgrims and implications for co-curated heritage collections. The project originally extends and complements a nascent body of work on pilgrimage in Information Science, Heritage and HCI communities.
Two fieldworks took places between 2018 and 2019 in Spain and France; publications under way.
Effective start/end date1/06/18 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • pilgrimage
  • ethnography
  • digital curation
  • heritage
  • information behaviour
  • information use
  • ICT
  • digital technologies
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Spain
  • France
  • human computer interaction
  • museums
  • museum collections


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