Transverberations: Iberian Mysticism in a Global Context

Transverberations: Iberian Mysticism in a Global Context is a two-day conference to be held over the 5th and 6th of February 2016 in the SALC Graduate School, University of Manchester. The event aims to explore the cultural, political, and theological impact of Spanish mysticism on global cultures from its nascence into the present day. Taking place in the aftermath of the 500th anniversary of Teresa of Avila’s birth, the conference will offer an opportunity to reflect on the events and achievements of the centenary year and identify new paths and approaches for researchers working in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, Iberian mysticism in translation, the relation between mysticism and gender, mysticism and the transnational, representations of the ineffable in literature, art and film, the Teresian legacy, and mysticism in the contemporary world.

This project is supported by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sport, the Royal Historical Society, and artsmethods@manchester.


Thank you!

Thank you to everybody who took part in Transverberations: Iberian Mysticism in a Global Context! We were so happy to host you all in Manchester and we hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did. We were delighted with the range of topics, ideas, and discussions.

The organisers would like to extend our thanks to our sponsors, chairs, speakers, and other attendees. We would like to specially thank the generous funding from artsmethods@manchester, the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Education and Sport, the Royal Historical Society. We would also like to thank the Instituto Cervantes Manchester, CIDRAL, Abdul Pathan and the administrative team at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, specially Andy Fairhurst.

Here are some of the photos of the conference…

Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Transverberations!
You can now register at this link.
Please also let us know whether you would like to attend the conference dinner, which will be held at the Red Chilli Restaurant , just across the road from our venue. We are liaising with the restaurant to organise a set menu for conference delegates, and we will ensure there are vegetarian options available. We expect the price to be no more than £24 and will let you know the exact cost as soon as we can. To attend the conference dinner, please email us at

We look forward to meeting you in Manchester!