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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Events and Outreach

Cultivating the Sacred Environment: The Experience of Pilgrimage in Medieval English Cathedrals

15th November 2016, 17:30, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Dr John Jenkins, (University of York)

This event is free to attend and open to all and will be followed by a drinks reception in the Courtyard Café, Palace Green Library.

Abstract: This presentation studies the way in which the internal spiritual landscapes of
England's cathedrals were controlled, contested, activated, and experienced,
and how this shaped the way in which pilgrims to major shrines engaged with the
sacred space of their destination.

Dr John Jenkins is a researcher on the AHRC-funded project 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals: Past and Present' at the University of York. His research interests focus on the relationship between religion, the Church, and society. He previously worked on the University of Oxford's 'South Oxfordshire Project: perceptions of landscape, settlement and society, c.500-1650'

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