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Durham University

Monks in Motion

Monks in Motion

A prosopographical study of the English and Welsh Benedictines in exile, 1553-1800

Since 2015, the ‘Monks in Motion’ project team has been investigating the activities and membership of the English and Welsh Benedictines, 1553–1800, exploring their changing political role in transnational familial and intellectual networks. The project will see the creation of an open source, searchable electronic database of all English and Welsh Benedictines from the period, including those who were early leavers or did not pass the selection process. The database will be available from the start of 2017.

To search the database, click here.

For more information about the project, see About.

Monks in Motion is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Contact Details

Dr James Kelly
Principal Investigator, Monks in Motion project
Department of Theology and Religion
Durham University
Abbey House
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RS