IEGPS – Instituto de Estudios Gallegos Padre Sarmiento
The Instituto de Estudios Gallegos Padre Sarmiento was established in 1943 as a CSIC research center. Since the year 2000 the IEGPS has been a mixed center in collaboration wit the Regional Autonomus Goverment of Galicia [Xunta de Galicia].
What we do
“Lordship, identity and networks of power”, focusing on studies on kinship and networks of power in the Middle Ages, diplomatic, epigraphic and heraldic sources, the history of women and Jews, medieval taxation and the history of institutions and monasticism.
“Cultural heritage and the construction of identity”, which focuses mainly on studies of the historical and cultural phenomenon of pilgrimages, with particular attention being paid to the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela.