Events & Timeline

See the list below for a timeline of project events and associated conferences, congresses and symposia that the Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals project will be involved in.

Past events

Surrey Archaeological Society Medieval Studies Forum
November 2016

John Jenkins, Invited Lecture 'The Medieval Experience of Pilgrimage at English Cathedrals'

Durham World Heritage Site Conference: Intangible Heritage
November 2016
Durham Cathedral

Papers by Dee Dyas, Marion Bowman, and John Jenkins.

BASR (British Association for the Study of Religions) Conference in Wolverhampton
September 2016
University of Wolverhampton

Theme: 'Religion Beyond the Textbook'.

Panel name: Exploring the 'Special': Places and Processes of 'Specialness'
(Chairs Krittika Bhattacharjee and Marion Bowman)

Tiina Sepp: York Minster at Night

Marion Bowman: Seeking, finding and experiencing the special in Westminster Cathedral

Krittika Bhattacharjee: Story-telling Iona

EASR (European Association for the Study of Religions) Conference in Helsinki
June 2016 to July 2016
University of Helsinki, Finland

EASR 2016 Conference 'Relocating Religion'

Panel 'Relocating Protestants: Pilgrimage and de/reformation'
(Chairs: Marion Bowman & Tiina Sepp)

Tiina Sepp: Pilgrim stories from England, Estonia and Spain

Marion Bowman: Relocating Pilgrimage in Scotland

Marion Grau: Pilgrimage as Earthbound Ritual Retraditioning: Reframing Nidaros and the Heritage of St. Olav

Seminar at the Material and Visual Cultures Research Group
June 2016
Open University

Materiality and Relationality: Continuity and Change in Taking, Leaving and Interacting in English Cathedrals
Papers given by Marion Bowman (Co-I) and Tiina Sepp (Post-doctoral Researcher)

Cathedral Archives and Library Lecture, Canterbury Cathedral
March 2016
Canterbury Cathedral

John Jenkins 'Reconstructing the Medieval Pilgrim Experience at Canterbury'

International Association for History of Religions World Congress
August 2015
Erfurt, Germany

IAHR conference Erfurt 2015: Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present
Panel Title: ‘Comparing the dynamics of pilgrim experience past and present’
Panel Chair: Marion Bowman

Finding a Space for Pilgrimage: The Roots and Routes of English Cathedrals
Simon Coleman, University of Toronto, Canada

Creating a context: using the senses in shaping a pilgrim environment
Dee Dyas, University of York, UK

The dynamics of medieval and contemporary pilgrimage at Canterbury and Durham cathedrals
John Jenkins and Tiina Sepp, University of York, UK

Containers of the Sacred: From Pilgrim Badges to Magnets, Ducks and Selfies
Marion Bowman, The Open University, UK

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Ecclesiastical History Society 54th Summer Conference: Translating Christianity
July 2015
University of York

Panel Chair: Stephen Holmes

Dee Dyas, Seeing is believing: Pilgrimage, the Senses and the Power of Place

John Jenkins and Tiina Sepp, Losing Focus? Comparing Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage at Canterbury and Durham Cathedrals

Marion Bowman, ‘Containers of the Sacred’ today

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals Project Annual Conference
July 2015
University of York
SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Congress
June 2015
Zagreb, Croatia

Congress theme: Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century

Panel title: 'Walking back to happiness? Protestant pilgrimage in relation to utopias, realities and heritages'
Panel convenors: Marion Bowman and Tiina Sepp

This panel concentrates on one significant aspect of contemporary pilgrimage: the theologically intriguing trend towards Protestant Pilgrimage. Whether denominational heritage/roots tourism, or a longing for a pre-Reformation world of sensory experiences, this topic deserves focussed attention.


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