Burgos Cathedral celebrates its 8th centenary in 2021. Hence the Cathedral’s 8th Centenary Foundation. Burgos 2021 is hosting an International Congress on the meaning of cathedrals in Western culture, from the Middle Ages to modern times.
The various round tables in the congress will discuss themes such as the origins of cathedrals (from the 8th to the 12th century), the “golden age of cathedrals” (13th to 16th century), cathedrals outside of Europe, cathedrals in Reformed territories, cathedrals in the 19th and 20th centuries, the documentary, bibliographic and musical heritage of cathedrals, and their management, restoration and communication models. One of the round tables will be specifically devoted to Burgos Cathedral, concerning its relations with Europe and the world.
Each of the themed round tables will be organised around keynote speeches, given by people who are experts in each of the periods and subjects and around papers that will be presented and published in conference proceedings.