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

RHS Symposium: Putting History in its Place: Historic Landscapes and Environments
21st April 2017

University of Chester
Dee Dyas and John Jenkins, 'Pilgrimage and the sacred environment in medieval English cathedrals'

Symposium: Places and Processes of Pilgrimage, Past and Present
11th January 2017

University of Tartu, Estonia

Tiina Sepp, 'From Canterbury to Durham: Pilgrimage to and at English Cathedrals'

Landscapes Seminar Series, University of Durham
15th November 2016

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

Surrey Archaeological Society Medieval Studies Forum
5th November 2016

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

Durham World Heritage Site Conference: Intangible Heritage
4th November 2016

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

BASR (British Association for the Study of Religions) Conference in Wolverhampton
5th September 2016 to 7th September 2016

BASR Annual Conference in 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
28th June 2016 to 1st July 2016

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, Open University
22nd June 2016

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
11th March 2016

John Jenkins 'Reconstructing the Medieval Pilgrim Experience at Canterbury'

International Association for History of Religions World Congress
23rd August 2015 to 29th August 2015

International Association for History of Religions World Congress in 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 Conference
28th July 2015 to 30th July 2015

Ecclesiastical History Society 54th Summer Conference: Translating Christianity
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
25th July 2015

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals Project Annual Conference, University of York, UK

SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Congress
21st June 2015 to 25th June 2015

June 21-25 SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) 12th Congress in 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.

Cathedrals Plus Conference
30th September 2014 to 2nd October 2014

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