Pilgrimage and England's cathedrals, past and present

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: History

Abstract

'Pilgrimage and England's cathedrals' employs a ground-breaking combination of interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies to identify and analyse the core dynamics of pilgrimage and sacred sites in England from the 11th to 21st centuries, to assess the growing significance of English cathedrals as sacred/heritage sites today, and to inform management of/public engagement with these iconic buildings. Set against the background of the worldwide growth of pilgrimage and the increasing importance of sacred sites, the project's innovative approaches and timely research agenda also contribute substantially to defining and establishing the emerging field of Pilgrimage Studies.

At the heart of this project is a new, wide-ranging analysis of the meaning and breadth of 'pilgrimage' and the role of sacred places past and present. Why did pilgrimage matter in the past and why does it still matter today? In exploring these issues, the project focuses attention on the role of cathedrals: places where, uniquely, national and local history and identity, material culture and traditional and emerging religious practice can be encountered together. Pilgrimage was central to the development and status of English cathedrals in the Middle Ages and although most shrines were destroyed at the Reformation, many of the great churches and monasteries which housed them remain as cathedrals today, literally shaped by their pilgrim past and retaining a strong pilgrimage legacy. Anglican cathedrals are increasingly refocusing on and reinstating shrines, reflecting an international multi-faith phenomenon in which an estimated 200 million people across the world engage in pilgrimage and religious tourism annually.

Cathedrals in England are the group of sacred sites visited by the largest, most diverse group of people. A recent report reveals that 27% of adults resident in England visited an Anglican cathedral at least once in the previous year (THEOS, 2012). Moreover, over 40% of those visitors came from faith traditions other than Christianity or had no religious affiliation. This suggests that cathedrals are seen as shaped by, but transcending, Christianity, offering unique access to the 'spiritual' within the context of history, heritage and culture, and providing meaningful spaces for people of all faiths and none. These developments demand fuller, rigorous, multi-disciplinary investigation so that the implications for cathedrals, visitors and communities can be explored in detail.

The project uses 4 cathedrals, Canterbury, York, Durham and Westminster (chosen to represent a range of historical, social, geographical, cultural and denominational settings, and varying policies on charging for entry) as historical and contemporary case studies. Research methods include analysis of architectural and visual material, archives and contemporary documents. Interviews, photo/audio-diaries, and participant observation will be employed to gather and examine the experiences and views of cathedral staff, volunteers, pilgrims, tourists and local residents (of all faiths or none).

English cathedrals face multiple challenges as they seek to balance meeting the needs of congregations and pilgrims with remaining accessible to wider communities and tourists, and funding the maintenance of their historic buildings. This project provides insight into the historical and contemporary significance and use of spaces in and around cathedrals and analyses the specific connections between spiritual practice, cultural and historic interest, and individual, local and national senses of belonging. Outputs will include books, journal articles, conferences, a website, and an interactive animated visualization of medieval pilgrim experience. Findings will inform a range of academic disciplines, enhance visitor provision, tourism strategies and heritage management in English cathedrals and other sites, and provide resources for use by schools and the wider public.

Planned Impact

A key feature of 'Pilgrimage and English cathedrals, past and present' is the specific set of research questions generated by the PI's wide experience of creating cathedral interpretation schemes and pilgrimage resources. There are therefore clearly-identified partners and audiences already seeking the information and outputs which the project will produce. Two related strands of engagement will be developed. The first will give cathedrals much-needed understanding of past and present pilgrim interaction with buildings, thus strengthening management and visitor provision. The second will equip the growing numbers of organizations and individuals reviving and using pilgrimage sites/routes today with essential information about historical and current practice and demographics of pilgrimage in England. These processes will radically enhance access and inclusion, bringing social, cultural and economic benefits through extending heritage tourism.

Key beneficiaries
1. Cathedrals and other sacred sites
Management
The project team will work in depth with 4 Case Study cathedrals (Canterbury, Durham, York, Westminster) which together had over 3.2 million visitors/pilgrims in 2012. Greater understanding of the ways cathedrals were designed to be used and of current visitor/pilgrim experience and expectations will be provided and explored, equipping clergy and visitor and education services to manage and interpret buildings more effectively. The Virtual Canterbury pilgrim model will be a key tool: a major new development in digital heritage interpretation, it will help cathedrals and other sites understand, use and communicate their architectural and historical heritage. It will be freely accessible online and used in exhibitions, in 'Pilgrim Experience Days' recreating medieval pilgrimage for visitors, pilgrims and school groups, and in training staff and volunteers.

Project findings will also inform national policy and strategies for all English cathedrals (38 Anglican, 19 Roman Catholic). Anglican Cathedrals alone attracted 11.3 million visitors in 2012, not including overseas tourists. Through conferences and training workshops with partners, including the Association of English Cathedrals (representing Deans and Chapters), Cathedrals Plus (Education and Visitor Officers), and English Heritage [see Letters of Support], project outputs will shape policy on visitor access, re-instatement of shrines, interpretation for multi-cultural audiences and charging admission to sacred sites. A final conference for all stakeholders, including AEC, Cathedrals Plus, Church Buildings Division, Roman Catholic Patrimony Committee, English Heritage, DCMS, Historic Religious Buildings Alliance and Churches Tourism Association, will be held at the end of Year 3 by invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Visitors to cathedrals from all backgrounds, including local communities and schools, will gain greatly improved understanding of these major heritage/sacred sites through enhanced interpretation and access.

2. Pilgrims, pilgrim organizations and schools
The current resurgence of pilgrimage in England both crosses denominational and faith boundaries in unprecedented ways and draws in many without formal religious beliefs. It includes new uses of historic Christian sites (e.g. Asian and African communities now hold pilgrimages to Aylesford Priory while Hindus visit St Jude's Shrine, Faversham). Pilgrimage is also a key topic in the RE curriculum. The project website will offer a unique resource for individuals, organizations and schools, providing articles, images and a database of resources, and encouraging information exchange through an online forum.

Legacy
Through transforming management of sacred sites, enhancing visitor experience, and creating new dynamic channels of information and interaction, the project will build a lasting legacy and foundation for future projects. For delivery mechanisms see Pathways to Impact.
 
Title Animated digital recreations of the experience of pilgrimage to four Becket sites within Canterbury Cathedral c.1400 
Description The focus of our research at Canterbury Cathedral (one of our four case-study cathedrals) was to explore the lived experience of medieval pilgrims once they had arrived in the cathedral. We used very detailed and textured digital modelling and animation to create these, as a research tool for testing hypotheses as well as presentation. These allowed us to test how the architecture and interplay of structures manipulated and shaped the physical experience. What could be seen, heard, touched? Was there a recognised 'route'? We created four movies: one focused on the main shrine area, a second based around the more exclusive Corona Chapel head shrine, a third exploring the tomb shrine area in the crypt, and lastly the experience of attending the first mass on Becket's feast day (29th December) at the site of his matryrdom (north transept). The creation of these helped shape our understanding of some of our archival and archaeological research findings, promoting better understanding of medieval pilgrimage to the shrine church of Thomas Becket. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The creation of these models has influenced and informed the interpretation elements of the multi-million pound HLF-funded project 'Canterbury Journey' at Canterbury Cathedral. They will be a major element in the public interpretation of the cathedral and its pilgrimage history. The models were also a significant factor in securing multiple partner interest across the city for wider use and public access, which has resulted in our successfully securing an AHRC Follow-On project for 2018. This is using the modeling, with supplementary contextural mapping, for tourism and heritage purposes across the city of Canterbury, including a revitalisation of their World Heritage Site. They will also be used by Canterbury Museums and The British Museum for major exhibitions on Thomas Becket in 2020 (the 900th anniversary of his birth, the 850th of his death and the 800th of his translation to the shrine in Canterbury Cathedral Trinity Chapel. 
 
Title Pilgrimage trail leaflets for Durham and Westminster Cathedrals 
Description The creation of pilgrim trail leaflets for use in Durham and Westminster Cathedrals, combining narrative text with image. The leaflets evoke emotion and spiritual engagement and are linguistically differentiated for adults and children. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Westminster Cathedral now use the children's trail as the basis for their engagement with schools. The adult trail has been reported to have improved adult engagement with the chapels and to have broadened access related to the celebration of the feast day of St John Southworth (27th June). The Durham trails have sparked the in-house creation of themed trails and the co-ordination of their exhibition programme in 'Open Treasure' with similar products. 
 
Description Key findings which are now shaping future cathedral management include: 1. Greater understanding of the ways in which space was configured in medieval cathedrals to accommodate their multiple roles and enhance pilgrim engagement and the relevance of these perspectives in supporting visitor interaction today. 2. In particular there is a need to open up small, 'safe' spaces with focal points, such as the many chapels, altars etc which would have been present in the Middle Ages. Surviving chapels need to be opened up (not used as stores) and to be provided with signage which signals explicit invitation. 3. Recognition that spiritual exploration within sacred places is important to many who may present as 'heritage tourists' and self-identify as being of 'no religion'. Cathedrals staff and volunteers therefore need to welcome all visitors with greater openness and not assume that they can prejudge visitor needs or aspirations. 4. Historical research and contemporary observation demonstrates that allowing visitors from all backgrounds to experience services such as Evensong from an 'adjacent' position rather than making them sit in the Quire, is greatly valued and creates a powerful sense of engagement. 5. There is a need for a national volunteer policy for cathedrals and other historic churches, covering recruitment, training, safeguarding and discipline, which will ensure that visitors receive appropriate care and support. All the research findings are now being discussed in detail with partners including the Church of England, Historic England and other bodies and a follow-on project to embed these findings in policy, guidance and daily management strategies has been requested and a proposal is in preparation.
Exploitation Route As outlined above, the findings have been welcomes by a wide range of national bodies. The 'Becket Connection' Follow-on project recently awarded by the AHRC The Becket Connection will mobilise the rich research outputs of the 2014-17 AHRC-funded 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present' (PEC) project (with Canterbury Cathedral as Case Study) to develop resources for the Becket 2020 anniversary, with benefits for local & regional culture, heritage tourism, education, and community engagement. Key partners include Canterbury Cathedral, the City Council, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Business Improvement District, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Museums & Galleries, the British Museum, and Museum of London. 2020 marks a triple Becket anniversary: 900 years since his birth in London, 850 years since his murder in Canterbury Cathedral, and 800 years since his relics were installed in a glittering shrine which drew pilgrims from across Europe. This major commemoration coincides with 'The Canterbury Journey', a £24.7 million Cathedral conservation, education and interpretation project (2017-2021) which will ensure a long-term legacy for resources created.

A second 'follow-on' proposal to create a handbook and training strategies for the Church of England and Historic England which will embed research findings long term and shape management of cathedrals and other historic churches nationally, is being developed.
Sectors Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL http://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/
 
Description Our findings have been deployed through a series of strategic training sessions and workshops for cathedral staff and volunteers at each of the four case study cathedrals: Canterbury, Durham, York and Westminster. In all cases, innovations have resulted in terms of revising goals, managing spaces and enhancing visitor engagement. In addition, a series of high-profile national workshops and consultations have taken place during 2017 and 2018 which have resulted in major shifts in policy and strategy. These include presentations to the Association of English Cathedrals, Cathedrals Plus (Tourism and Education) a fringe presentation at the Church of England General Synod, a workshop for Historic England, English Heritage and National Trust staff, a presentation to the Church Visitor and Tourism Association and a one day project conference at Lambeth Palace for all English cathedrals, with representatives from all the key governance and statutory advisory bodies. As a direct outcome of these activities, the Church of England Church Buildings Division and Historic England have requested a joint follow-on project to embed the project's research findings permanently in future management strategies and a proposal is under construction for submission to AHRC. AHRC follow-on funding has also been awarded to mobilised further use the project's research findings on Canterbury in an innovative collaboration with the City Council, Canterbury Cathedral and tourism and culture organisations to enhance visitor and educational engagement in the region.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Creative Economy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Policy & public services

 
Description Canterbury Cathedral. Feedback to Cathedral staff and guides on the experience of visitors to the Cathedral in the context of policy and practice in institutions across the UK.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Durham Cathedral. Feedback to Cathedral staff and guides on the experience of visitors to the Cathedral in the context of policy and practice in institutions across the UK.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Guides have received additional training and new training initiatives are in palce to roll out developments based on our research findings.
 
Description Influence on the Cathedrals Working Group Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The research was quoted in the report: 69.There has been a tendency to separate this emphasis on prayer and worship from another role central to that of a modern cathedral - that of a tourist destination. But a fascinating research project initiated by the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture has demonstrated how this is a false separation. 70.A journey around a cathedral engages all the senses, and visitors to cathedrals of all sorts find themselves touched, or nudged or gripped by God. Those cathedrals which have re established a ministry around their shrines have discovered the extraordinary transforming presence of this particular focus for prayer. Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Results published as Cathedrals, Mission and the Power of Place: Past, Present and Future. November 2017 Lambeth Palace
URL https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Cathedrals%20Working%20Group%20Report_0....
 
Description Session on pilgrimage with Education and Schools officers at Canterbury Cathedral
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Engaged with the Schools officers at Canterbury Cathedral to lead the creation and curation of educational boxes for use at schools and in centres for the sensory disabled based on the theme of pilgrimage in all faiths and none. Provided materials and shaped ideas about the teaching of pilgrimage in relation to sensory experiences.
 
Description Westminster Cathedral development of a Pilgrim Trail
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Westminster Cathedral. Feedback to Cathedral staff and guides on the experience of visitors to the Cathedral in the context of policy and practice in institutions across the UK.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Workshop for Historic England and English Heritage staff
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Workshop for cathedral education and visitor officers 17th July 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was attended by representatives of 40% of cathedrals in England. Following presentation and discussion of our findings, all attendees reported a change in the way they were approaching education and visitor provision. Specific changes included reviews and revision of signage; relocation of activities; changes in policies of the governing bodies on photography, the closing of areas of cathedrals at times of worship. Future changes planned include new training for staff and volunteers, revised priorities for Chapters, rethinking how people coming to cathedrals are welcomed.
 
Description York Minster Feedback to Cathedral staff and guides on the experience of visitors to the Cathedral in the context of policy and practice in institutions across the UK.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description AHRC Follow-On for Impact and Engagement
Amount £100,810 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R008094/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Auckland Castle Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description University of York Research Priming Fund
Amount £6,851 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Title Research database 
Description Data collected through paper, email and online questionnaires as well as recorded interviews. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact because it is still work in progress. 
 
Description Association of English Cathedrals 
Organisation Association of English Cathedrals
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research, contemporary visitor surveys, input into annual meetings and strategic planning
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Chair and Secretary. Advisory Board, conference discussion and dissemination of research
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust 
Organisation Auckland Castle Trust
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using project research to advise on structure and create content for the '5000 Years of Faith' exhibition at Auckland Castle, focusing on medieval and contemporary pilgrimage Creation of a 3D digital visualisation of the shrine of St Cuthbert to be used in exhibitions about pilgrimage at Auckland Castle and Durham Cathedral
Collaborator Contribution Funding to use project research to create a 3D digital visualisation of the shrine of St Cuthbert for pilgrimage exhibitions at Auckland Castle and Durham Cathedral
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2015
 
Description Canterbury Cathedral 
Organisation Canterbury Cathedral
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys to inform current and future management Creation of detailed 3D digital visualisation of medieval pilgrimage to four sites within the cathedral for use for in education and visitor outreach
Collaborator Contribution Staff time:- Visitor department; Archivist; Cathedral archaeologist; Canon responsible for care of visitors and pilgrims; Education team; HLF 'Canterbury Journey' project Director and Head of Learning and Participation
Impact Working with cathedral archaeologists, cathedral historian, cathedral archivist and education team to agree approach to recreating the medieval experience of pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket and to plan the use of this 3D visualisation in the cathedral's longterm visitor provision (Dee Dyas, John Jenkins, Anthony Masinton, Patrick Gibbs, Louise Hampson, Eamon Duffy) Working with education/visitor team using historical and contemporary visitor research to plan exhibition content for 'The Canterbury Journey' Heritage Lottery Fund Stage 2 application (Dee Dyas, John Jenkins, Anthony Masinton, Patrick Gibbs, Louise Hampson) Providing training for volunteers and education outreach through invited lecture 'Reconstructing the Medieval Pilgrimage Experience at Canterbury) (Annual Cathedral and Archives Lecture, John Jenkins)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Cathedrals Plus 
Organisation Cathedrals Plus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Presentation at the September 2014 annual national conference in Manchester Planning for delivery of 3 plenary sessions at the September 2016 annual national conference in Chester
Collaborator Contribution Staff and volunteer time; conference fees for project team
Impact The AHRC Pilgrimage project was launched at the Cathedrals Plus conference in Manchester in 2014 with a presentation to the members (Cathedral clergy, Education Officers and Visitor Managers) explaining the aims of the project, outlining key issues and inviting their feedback and participation. Since then, the project has been working with the four case-study cathedrals (York, Durham, Canterbury and Westminster RC) gathering in-depth data on contemporary practice and historical evidence.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Church of England 
Organisation Church of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research, contemporary visitor surveys, strategic planning input
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, hosting major impact conference
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Durham Cathedral 
Organisation Auckland Castle Trust
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys to inform current and future management Drawing on project research to help cathedral team shape HLF-funded exhibition on pilgrimage past and present Planning 3D digital visualisation of the medieval shrine of St Cuthbert to form part of the Cathedral's HLF-funded exhibition
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Head of Collections; Archivist; Librarian; Visitor management team; Canon responsible for visitors and education
Impact Meetings with Head of Collections, Exhibitions Manager, HLF team, Visitor Manager to plan pilgrimage exhibition
Start Year 2014
 
Description Durham Cathedral 
Organisation Durham Cathedral
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys to inform current and future management Drawing on project research to help cathedral team shape HLF-funded exhibition on pilgrimage past and present Planning 3D digital visualisation of the medieval shrine of St Cuthbert to form part of the Cathedral's HLF-funded exhibition
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Head of Collections; Archivist; Librarian; Visitor management team; Canon responsible for visitors and education
Impact Meetings with Head of Collections, Exhibitions Manager, HLF team, Visitor Manager to plan pilgrimage exhibition
Start Year 2014
 
Description Durham Cathedral 
Organisation Durham Cathedral
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Cathedral clergy, Head of Collections, Visitor management team, HLF exhibition team
Impact Advised on, shaped and contributed content to the pilgrimage section of the HLF 'Open Treasure' exhibition
Start Year 2014
 
Description Historic England/English Heritage 
Organisation Historic England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Historical research, Contemporary visitor training, in house training
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Head of Places of Worship and Owners Advice, Government Advice Team, Historic England; event organisation, project advisory board, dissemination of research outcomes
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Westminster Cathedral 
Organisation Westminster Cathedral
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Cathedral Administrator; Visitor Manager; Archivist
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description York Minster 
Organisation York Minster
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Cathedral clergy, Head of Collections, Collections Engagement Officer, Visitor Management team, Education team
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description York Minster 
Organisation York Minster
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Historical research and contemporary visitor surveys to inform current and future management
Collaborator Contribution Staff time: Director of Learning and Participation, Head of Collections; Archivist; Librarian; Visitor management team; Canon responsible for visitor and education
Impact Ongoing work with Director of Learning and Participation, Head of Collections, Librarian and Archivist to use project research to inform education, interpretation and visitor engagement
Start Year 2014
 
Description 'A Capital Asset?: From Infra-Dig to Infra-Structure in the Life of a Cathedral' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation in session 'From Believing to Planning: Planning for Faith in the Neoliberal City' (convened by Jennifer Mack, Uppsala U), American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington D.C.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'A Cathedral is Not Just for Christmas: Articulating Anglicanism in the Multi-Cultural City' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Paper presented to 'Christmas in the Multi-Cultural City' conference, University of Tübingen, organized by Monique Scheer and Pamela Klassen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'How Pilgrimage Defines Our World: Uncovering an Idea, a Field, and a Practice.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public talk hosted by Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA, and sponsored by the Paul Frederick Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'How to carry Out Fieldwork on Pilgrimage.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Recording of interview on methods associated with studying pilgrimage in different contexts, made at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA, 6 October, 2016, by Aztec Films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Is Pilgrimage the Subject or the Object?: Indigenizing English Cathedrals'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote address to Concordia University conference on 'Indigenizing Pilgrimage: Growing Identifying and Localizing Transformative Journeys', May 8-9, organizers Matthew Anderson, Christine Jamieson and Sara Terreault.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Pilgrimages, Ontologies, and Subjectivities in Neoliberal Economies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Keynote to : 'Pilgrimages, Ontologies, and Subjectivities in Neoliberal Economies' , University of Sussex, organizers Raminder Kaur, John Mitchell and Smita Yadav.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'What of Effervescence? Durkheim in the Cathedral.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Paper delivered to Inaugural Workshop: 'Why Did Durkheim Have to Die?' British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, Faculty of Theology & Religion, St. Peter's College, Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AHRC Symposium at University of York, 10 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of Project's findings. From this it is intended to produce an edited volume covering both the Project's findings and more general pilgrimage issues for academics and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHRC Symposium at University of York, December 10 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of Project's findings. From this it is intended to produce an edited volume covering both the Project's findings and more general pilgrimage issues for academics and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Archives and Library Lecture, Canterbury Cathedral 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Free public invitational lecture 'Reconstructing the Medieval Pilgrimage Experience at Canterbury'. Hour-long talk followed by questions, attended by cathedral staff and guides, students, and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/event/2016/03/11/lecture-in-reading-room-dr-john-jenkins/
 
Description Architectures of Memory: Cathedrals in the Multi-cultural, Multi-temporal City' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk to 'Religion in the City: Inter-Religious Exchanges in Urban Environments' conference, Humboldt Foundation, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Germany, organized by Michal Biran (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nurit Stadler (HUJI), Yukiyo Kasai (BBAW).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Association of English Cathedrals Annual General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings to an audience of cathedral deans and senior staff, policy-makers, advisory bodies and funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Association of English Cathedrals Executive Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion/planning follow up projects to embed research outcomes permanently in cathedral management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust 7th March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preparatory meeting for the Faith Advisory sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultancy, 11 November, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to review planning of Auckland Castle Faith Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultancy, 26 January, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to review progress of planning for Auckland Castle Faith Museum. Main focus - presentation of medieval pilgrimage, local, national and international through touchscreen and interactive map, and use of 3D digital modelling of medieval shrines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultancy, 29 September, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to review planning of Auckland Castle Faith Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultancy, 5 August, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to review progress of planning for Auckland Castle Faith Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultancy, March 13, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Day consultation with interpretation designers for the Auckland Castle Faith Museum to discuss influence of project research in shaping display and presentation of material on pilgrimage and interaciton with holy places
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Faith Museum Consultation September 21-23, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3 day consultation applying project research to planning content and presentation for a number of galleries in the 5000 Years of Faith Exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Advisory Panel feedback 18 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the outcomes of the Advisory panels meetings held in March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Advisory panels 21-23 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in a series of panel meetings shaping the Faith exhibition narrative, content and focus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum Advisory Panel meeting 15 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory panel session on Galleries 8-10 regarding pilgrimage elements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum Advisory Panel, 22-23 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory panel sessions to shape the development and content of the Faith Museum galleries. Particularly advising on the 20th and 21st centuries and the contemporary experience of place, journey and pilgrimage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum Pilgrimage review 11 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Auckland Castle Trust staff to review and refine the treatment of pilgrimage within the Faith Museum narrative content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum feedback review 7 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to review the feedback from Advisory panel members and integrate into future planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum meeting London 13 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with ACT and Casson Mann, the Faith Museum designers, to discuss the integration of pilgrimage elements into the museum design and media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum meeting 26 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to develop ideas for the Faith Museum content and integration of digital elements related to pilgrimage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum meeting 5 August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Auckland castle Trust to discuss the development of an interactive pilgrimage map for Faith exhibition and other developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust Faith Museum meeting 9 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preparation session and review ahead of a two-day Advisory panel meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle Trust meeting 13 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to continue discussions around the pilgrimage elements within the Faith exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland Castle trust Faith Museum Advisory Panels 21-23 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Further advisory panel sessions to shape the development and content of the Faith Museum galleries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Auckland castle Trust Faith Museum Advisory Panel debrief 29 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Analysis and feedback from the Advisory Panel sessions 21-23 September 2016, which shaped narrative content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC iWonder website guide: 'What are the hidden histories of the UK's pilgrim sites?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Creation of a website guide on pilgrimage in the UK for schools and a general audience (Dee Dyas and John Jenkins)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3g9qty
 
Description Becket 2020 Planning, December 1, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Initial meeting of planning group for commemoration of 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas Becket
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blog relating to ongoing research: this has been accepted but is not yet online. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog co-written with Professor Simon Coleman, relating to the on-going research for the AHRC-funded project Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present'. This will shortly appear on the 'Material Religions' BlogSpot, and is entitled 'Pilgrimage and the City: Studying England's Cathedrals'. Our estimation of the impact relates to our anticipation of the effect of the Blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://materialreligions.blogspot.ca/
 
Description British Association for the Study of Religions, Panel Co-chair, Conference Paper, University of Wolverhampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-Chaired panel Exploring the 'Special': Places and Processes of 'Specialness' and presented paper 'Seeking, finding and experiencing the special in Westminster Cathedral'. Panel description: How are places marked out and spoken about as special? York Minster, the island of Iona and
Westminster Cathedral each have a hefty reputation, attracting different narratives about their
significance. Each is a storied place in its own right. In these places and in other places of significance,
reputations are built, spread, perhaps even fulfilled, partly through the medium of stories: by visitors,
caretakers, tourist organisations, even by the scholars who study them. How are 'official' and
'alternative' stories about a special place formed and how do they interact with each other? What is
the role of the narrative in the making of special places?
This panel responds to these questions. By offering snapshots of three places reputed to be 'special'
- York Minister, Iona and Westminster Cathedral, the panel will show the different ways in which
these places have been narrated and by whom. It is fundamentally interdisciplinary in its approach,
bridging Religious Studies, Human Geography, Anthropology and Folklore Studies. Its data-orientated
focus will take 'religion' out of the textbook by presenting three exercises in place-making in action.
Finally, its attention to the 'special' seeks to widen the conversation surrounding 'religion' by
encouraging a new and challenging vocabulary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://basrblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/basr-2016-conference-information-for-delegates-final-ve...
 
Description CVTA October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Informing the Church Visitor and Tourism Association of research outcomes which will help to shape their future planning and strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cvta.org.uk/annual-conference-agm/
 
Description Canterbury Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day 29th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We offered 12 different hands-on activities related to prayer, pilgrimage and the cathedral 10am-4pm. The activities were all suitable for all ages and included crafts, prayer, sound and scent. Over 200 people from more than 10 countries participated, with a high proportion of under-25s. Feedback was extremely positive, both on the feedback forms, verbally and via social media. The PEC team plus two interns staffed the event with cathedral staff and volunteers. Participants had a leaflet with a map and the activities listed, which they could get stamped as they did them. At the end they could claim a pilgrim badge and a silver sticker if they wished - these were universally popular! The cathedral were delighted with the response and the significant increase in dwell-time for families and foreign school groups as they engaged with the various activities. The perceived 'added-value' of the event being free once you had paid for entry to the cathedral generated considerable positive feedback for the cathedral, which suffers from some negative responses to the charging regime. The cathedral plans to run a similar event annually and to offer selected activities from the day on other occasions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Canterbury Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience day planning held 14th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A formal working group was convened by the cathedral to explore what form the Pilgrimage Experience Day might take. After lengthy discussion, it was agreed that this would be an activity day of sensory exploration based in the Cloister and around the cathedral. We would plan and devise a range of all-age activities which would focus on the different aspects of pilgrimage and utilise the senses as a way of engaging with pilgrimage past and present. If successful, this would form part of the cathedral's activity offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Canterbury Cathedral consultation day 5 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation day with staff at Canterbury Cathedral regarding the integration of research outputs into their permanent exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Canterbury cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day planning session 29.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A brainstorming and planning session for the Pilgrimage Experience day planned for June 2017. The existing provision was discussed and relevant gaps identified. The discussion generated preliminary ideas for the day's content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Canterbury cathedral meeting 6 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Mark Hosea, Canterbury Cathedral to discuss the integration of pilgrimage research outputs into their permanent exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cathedral education and visitor staff half-day workshop 17th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We ran a half-day workshop presenting the findings of the research to cathedral staff involved with education and the visitor experience and asking how these resonated with their experience and whether they might influence the policies and practices in their own institutions. There was lively discussion in which the need for the creation of central information resources upon which any cathedral or large church could draw was strongly promoted. Several members reported the findings supporting their own observations, with all agreeing that these needed to inform and in some cases change policy and practice going forward. The area of volunteer training and management was particularly highlighted. There was a consensus that half a day was not long enough and this subject needed to be discussed again in a wider session of longer duration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cathedrals Plus Conference Session September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The AHRC Pilgrimage project was launched at the Cathedrals Plus conference in Manchester in 2014 with a presentation to the members (Cathedral clergy, Education Officers and Visitor Managers) explaining the aims of the project, outlining key issues and inviting their feedback and participation. Since then, the project has been working with the four case-study cathedrals (York, Durham, Canterbury and Westminster RC) gathering in-depth data on contemporary practice and historical evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cathedralsplus.org.uk/
 
Description Cathedrals Plus presentation on the project 26th Sept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 60 minute presentation on the Project and our findings to members of Cathedrals Plus, a sub-group of Assoc of English Cathedrals comprised of visitor managers, volunteer managers, education staff and those engaged in the ministry of welcome. This was followed by discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference at Lambeth Palace entitled Cathedrals, Mission and the Power of Place: Past, Present and Future. November 2017 Lambeth Palace 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The one-day conference drew together representatives from all but one of England's 42 cathedrals, as well as policy makers, funders and statutory advisory bodies. The report we presented provoked lively discussion and a list of action points which are being actively followed up. It also influence the direction of the national Cathedrals Working Group and is cited in their report to government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/timeline/cathedrals-mission-and-power-place-past-present-an...
 
Description Consultation at Canterbury Cathedral with Cathedral HLF team, 5 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation with Cathedral clergy, Head of Library and Archives, Director and other members of HLF project team, and Education team to share outcomes of Pilgrimage and England's Cathedral (PEC) research and its impact on the shaping of the HLF-funded exhibition and future visitor provision. Also to discuss proposed AHRC Follow On proposal for Becket 2020 anniversary.
PEC team: Dee Dyas, Louise Hampson, John Jenkins, Patrick Gibbs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Consultation at Norwich Cathedral, 2-3 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation with Norwich Cathedral clergy, education and visitor management team to discuss ways in which 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals' research can shape future visitor provision
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Consultation with British Museum Medieval Curator, July 22 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dee Dyas and John Jenkins attended a consultation with British Museum staff about ways in which PEC project research can contextualise object held by the Museum and be used in shaping an exhibition to accompany the 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas Becket [2020]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Consultation with Canterbury Cathedral, 27 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Director and Head of Learning & Participation for the HLF 'Canterbury Journey' project, Cathedral clergy, Cathedral Education and Visitor Management teams to discuss influence of pilgrimage research on staff training, future activities, and proposed AHRC Follow On proposal for Becket 2020 anniversary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Consultation with Director of the Church of England Cathedrals and Church Building Division, 21 February, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with the Director and Senior Cathedrals Officer of the Church of England Cathedrals and Church Building Division to discuss outcomes of PEC project research to cathedral management and future strategy and plan dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dee Dyas Lecture at Fordham University, New York, 23 February, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact *********
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Digital Modelling in Research and Impact Partnerships, Digital Humanities Group, The Open University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Using Digital Modelling in Research and Impact Partnerships, Digital Humanities Seminar, The Open University, June 2015 with Patrick Gibbs, on the AHRC funded project 'Pilgrimage and England's cathedrals, past and present' (http://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/about)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://oudigitalhumanities.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/digital-humanities-in-practice-seminar-using-di...
 
Description Discussion meeting with representative of Hereford Cathedral 28th Sept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with Sarah Hollingdale (Activity Plan Development Officer, Hereford Cathedral) regarding input into their HLF project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day 9th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 72 people followed the self-guided sensory prayer trail we had devised and 13 people took the guided walk.The feedback was very positive for both. The two guides subsequently offered the walks again on two other dates and the the cathedral plan to offer these as bookable events regularly. The trail around Open Treasure was delayed but is still planned. The self-guided leaflet was very popular and the shells were left around the shrine of Cuthbert, as well as being taken home.The cathedral plan to sell the leaflets at cost as a regular part of their visitor information offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience day review 27th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A review of the Pilgrimage Experience day was held with cathedral staff and volunteers. More feedback had been gathered from a repetition of the guided walks and the cathedral was keen to explore how else to build on the project. They decided to develop the trail idea by developing in-house a range of themed trails, as well as training up new guides to offer the guided walk and the new trails. They have also changed their photography policy in light of the project findings into how people engage with spaces. They will now allow photography at key locations in the cathedral and accept that this is part of the spiritual engagement process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience planning session 28.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A brainstorming and planning session with staff and volunteers for the Pilgrimage Experience day planned for 28th June 2017. The discussion produced new approaches and an outline of ideas for the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Cathedral preparation meeting for Pilgrimage Experience Day held 23rd may 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A formal working group was convened by the cathedral to plan out the content and logistics of the Pilgrimage Experience Day. The format agreed was for the production of a sensory prayer trail around the cathedral and a guided pilgrimage walk to be led by two experienced cathedral guides. We would produce the content and leaflets and offer participants a cockle shell to place where they wished, or take home. The cathedral extended the plan to include their devising a similar trail around the Open Treasures exhibition as a trial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Cathedral report and feedback session 28.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Report and feedback to staff and volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Durham Landscapes Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited open lecture 'Cultivating the Sacred Environment: The Experience of Pilgrimage in Medieval English Cathedrals' to around 30 postgraduates and general public, also filmed. Received questions afterwards verbally and by email following the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events/seminarseries/?eventno=32204
 
Description EHS Conference (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was co-author of paper entitled 'Losing Focus? Comparing Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage at Canterbury and Durham Cathedrals', which led to a lively discussion on the paper as well as our project in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.history.ac.uk/ehsoc/event/ehs-theme-2015-16-translating-christianity
 
Description Ecclesiastical History Society Conference (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ecclesiastical History Society 54th Summer Conference, University of York, 28-30 July 2015
Delivered paper 'Containers of the Sacred' today within PEC focused panel including
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
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.history.ac.uk/ehsoc/event/ehs-theme-2015-16-translating-christianity
 
Description Ecclesiastical History Society Conference, 28 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ecclesiastical History Society 54th Summer Conference, University of York, 2015
Delivered paper 'Seeing is believing: Pilgrimage, the Senses and the Power of Place within 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals' focused panel including Marion Bowman ''Containers of the Sacred' ', John Jenkins and Tiina Sepp, 'Losing Focus? Comparing Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage at Canterbury and Durham Cathedrals'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.history.ac.uk/ehsoc/event/ehs-theme-2015-16-translating-christianity
 
Description Ely Cathedral meeting with Canon Missioner 25 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Canon Jessica Martin to discuss the possibility of integrating the results of our research into the development of Ely's visitor information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ethnology and Folklore Conference (Zagreb, Croatia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2015 12th SIEF Congress: Zagreb, Croatia. 21-25 June, 2015 Theme: Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century
Organised and co-convened with Tiina Sepp (PEC) 3 session panel, Walking back to happiness? Protestant pilgrimage in relation to utopias, realities and heritages; delivered paper 'Pilgrimage in Scotland: recovering and reframing a land of lost content'; chaired 2 discussion slots: Discussion I: What are Protestants looking for, and why choose pilgrimage? Discussion II: Caminoisation: The 'McDonalisation' of Pilgrimage?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3382
 
Description European Association for the Study of Religion Conference Helsinki, Conference Panel and Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-chaired with Tiina Sepp, Panel Relocating Protestants:Pilgrimage and de/reformation. Paper: Relocating Pilgrimage in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.helsinki.fi/easr-2016/files/2015/06/Timetable13.pdf
 
Description European Association for the Study of Religion Conference Presentation and Panel, Leuven 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-chaired 4 session panel 'Communicating Pilgrimage'; presented paper "Find your way and find yourself": Spiritual Seeking on the Move.
Panel Description: Communicating Pilgrimage
Chair: Marion Bowman (The Open University), Dirk Johannsen (University of Oslo)
Pilgrimage is a worldwide phenomenon that appears to be growing in popularity,
among both traditional and new practitioners. Whether for devotional purposes or
bildungsreise, a great variety of people have made - and continue to make - their
way to Jerusalem; European Protestants are now flocking to Santiago de Compostela
and Trondheim; non-aligned spiritual seekers and those notionally of 'no religion'
are finding new roots and routes of pilgrimage.
The panel contributes to the emerging field of Pilgrimage Studies by asking how
historical and contemporary actors communicate the meaning of 'pilgrimage'.
Contributions to this panel address how pilgrimage is presented, conceptualised and
promoted in a variety of media, and how these accounts and characterisations shape
and actualise the understanding and experience of pilgrimages and pilgrimage sites.
Contributions are encouraged on how the practice of pilgrimage is substantiated in
narrative accounts, both fictional and autobiographical; in film; on websites,
blogs and social media; in religious commentaries as well as touristic marketing.
By covering classical accounts as well as alternative voices, past and present, we
want to highlight the ambitions and strategies, as well as the heterogeneity and
creativity, that constitute the shifting understandings, conceptualisations and
instrumentalisations of pilgrimage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://kuleuvencongres.be/easr2017/articles/Programme/session/12
 
Description Fresh perspectives on Pilgrimage and Place Conference 17-19 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A two-day conference, entitled 'Fresh Perspectives on Pilgrimage and Place' explored the project's findings and delivered papers by others on related topics of historic pilgrimage, the nature of engagement, the importance of the senses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/updates/fresh-perspectives-pilgrimage-and-place-conference
 
Description Graduate Seminar, Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar to staff, postgraduate students and some undergraduates. The subject was 'Materiality and Relationality: Continuity and Change in Taking, Leaving and Interacting in English Cathedrals', communicating to the audience some of the findings of the 'Pilgrimage and England's cathedrals, past and present' project and analysing and commenting on the implications of some of these.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Half day workshop for Historic England, English Heritage and National Trust staff 20th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We held a workshop to present our findings to heritage partners and to discuss the implications of our findings for their roles as advisors and heritage organisations. It provoked lively discussion and debate amongst those with statutory and advisory responsibility for cathedrals and other sites. Although our research had been cathedral-based, it became clear it also had significant implications for those with responsibiliity for other built heritage with which people may engage on a number of levels. Our research was described by a senior HE advisor as 'gold-dust' and as as fundmentally challenging how they think about significance and the use of space in cathedrals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hereford Cathedral Heritage Interpretation Planning Consultation August 15-16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two day consultation with Hereford Cathedral staff and volunteers to discuss ways in which PEC project research can help shape on-site interpretation for visitors, particularly with reference to pilgrimage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hereford Cathedral consultation 15-16 August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two-day consultation sessions with staff at Hereford Cathedral regarding the development of pilgrimage-related material for visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description How Pilgrimage Defines Our World: Uncovering an Idea, a Field, and a Practice.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture, Colorado College, Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Paul Frederick Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IAHR conference (Erfurt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I co-authored a paper entitled 'The Dynamics of Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage at Canterbury and Durham Cathedrals', which sparked a discussion afterwards. This paper will be turned into an academic article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iahr2015.org/iahr/index.html
 
Description Identifying pilgrims, defining pilgrimage (Day Conference, York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pilgrimage and Cathedrals project workshop, presented brief papers on the history of pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster to mixed audience including cathedral staff and senior clergy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Identifying pilgrims, defining pilgrimage (Day Conference, York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PILGRIMAGE & ENGLAND'S CATHEDRALS, PAST AND PRESENT: IDENTIFYING PILGRIMS, DEFINING PILGRIMAGE Day Conference, Saturday, July 25, 2015, University of York.
Gave paper on 'Pilgrim Takeaways'; contributed to the two 'work in progress' sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/
 
Description Intangible Heritage UNESCO World Heritage Conference at Durham Cathedral, November 4, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the inscription of Durham Castle and Cathedral as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The conference investigated the site's intangible heritage and the four themed day-long workshops investigated pilgrimage, art and artefacts, music and the built environment. There was also a public lecture by a representative from UNESCO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.unesco.org.uk/news/durhams-30th-anniversary-conference-opens-for-booking/
 
Description Intangible Heritage, World Heritage Conference at Durham Cathedral, 4 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the inscription of Durham Castle and Cathedral as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The conference investigated the site's intangible heritage and the four themed day-long workshops investigated pilgrimage, art and artefacts, music and the built environment. The PEC team invited to present morning panel on project findings and observations in relation to Durham Cathedral.
There was also a public lecture by a representative from UNESCO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.unesco.org.uk/news/durham-world-heritage-site-30th-anniversary-conference/
 
Description International Association for the History of Religions [IAHR] Conference (Erfurt, Germany) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact XXI International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) World Congress, Erfurt

Organised/ Chaired Panel 'Comparing the dynamics of pilgrim experience past and present', in which gave paper 'Containers of the Sacred: From Pilgrim Badges to Magnets, Ducks and Selfies'.

Also delivered paper 'Railways, Rivalry and the Revival of Pilgrimage in Glastonbury' in panel Pilgrim Trains in the 19th-21st Centuries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iahr2015.org/iahr/index.html
 
Description Invited lecture on Pilgrimage, Past and Present for Life and Learning at Ludlow, February 11, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 people (Clergy, pilgrimage organisers, pilgrims, teachers, interested general public) attended the lecture and took part in the discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote, Religion and Heritage on Display Workshop (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop designed to bring together museum professionals; religious studies, material culture and museum studies academics; religious practitioners; postgraduates; charities with displays/ exhibitions relating to their work and history; interested public.

Questions and lively discussion on the broad topic of religion on display, and also Keynote Lecture which included material on the research, activities and practical outcomes of Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, past and present project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/2016-17-events/religion-heritage
 
Description King's College London and Courtauld Institute 'Sacred Traditions and the Arts Seminar' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Joint cross-disciplinary lecture by Dee Dyas and Marion Bowman: 'Place, pilgrimage and the senses: experiencing and interacting with sacred spaces, past and present'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lichfield Cathedral Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Lichfield Cathedral Interpretation project Steering Group, using project research to inform design and creation of interpretation material on Anglo-Saxon and contemporary pilgrimage to Lichfield Cathedral
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lichfield Cathedral Director of Learning 10 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Alex Nicholson-Ward to continue discussion of the development of new schools materials for KS2-4 based on Anglo-Saxon pilgrimage for Lichfield cathedral.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Lichfield cathedral meeting re Chad year 6 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Canon Pat Hawkins and the Lichfield cathedral working group to shape the pilgrimage elements of the Year 2 outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lichfield planning meeting 20 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with staff at Lichfield Cathedral to plan the second year of their project, which has a stronger Pilgrimage focus than previously planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MaVis (Material and Visual Culture) Group presentation, The Open University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentations by Marion Bowman (Co-I) on 'Materiality and Relationality: Continuity and Change in Taking, Leaving and Interacting in English Cathedrals' and Tiina Sepp (RA) on 'Use and presentation of saints and their tombs at Durham Cathedral and York Minster' for MaVis (Material and Visual Culture) Group, primarily post graduates and academics from Art History and Heritage Studies. Invited because of material culture/ heritage aspects of project for this research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Canon Pat Hawkins, Lichfield, 12 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Canon Pat Hawkins (Lichfield) and Dee Dyas to explore an expansion of the pilgrimage related elements of the Year 2 of their project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Church of England lead bishop for cathedrals and church buildings, 10 February, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of early project research findings and issues arising which relate to cathedral management with the Bishop of Worcester, Church of England lead bishop for cathedrals and church buildings. As a result further discussions are to take place with representatives of the Church of England and the Bishop will chair a meeting at the Church of England General Synod in July 2017 to feed back key project findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Dean of Durham, 9 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Dean of Durham to discuss relevance of Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals research to shaping future visitor provision at Durham Cathedral
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Director of HLF 'Canterbury Journey' project, February 6, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation meeting with Director of the HLF Canterbury Journey' project (2017-2021) to discuss use of historical research and digital recreation of the shrine of Thomas Becket in planning the HLF- funded exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Director of Public Engagement and Head of Collections, York Minster 5 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with York Minster staff to discuss the role of the project in shaping their future visitor planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with York Minster Collections Engagement Officer January 30, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with York Minster Collections Engagement Officer to discuss ways in which PEC research can shape an exhibition on Pilgrimage and York Minster in March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with York Minster Director of Public Engagement and Head of Collections 5 April, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with York Minster Director of Public Engagement and Head of Collections to discuss relevance of 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals' research in shaping future learning and engagement provision for visitors to the Minster
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Norwich Cathedral consultation day 2 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Norwich Cathedral canons and staff to explore the possible creation of pilgrimage-related interpretation for the cathedral.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description PEC Conference 10 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One-day conference to present research progress and discuss future direction and implementation of outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PRESENT AND PAST: CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGIOUS LIFE Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PRESENT AND PAST: CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGIOUS LIFE Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Co-chaired Panel 'Vernacular Religion on the Move' and presented paper 'Old saints and new pilgrims on the move: St Olav, St Cuthbert and contemporary currents in Anglo-Nordic pilgrimage'.
Contributing feedback on research and networking with potential European partners for future comparative pilgrimage projects. Fruitful discussions held in this respect, which we hope will feed successfully into HERA bid (through to second round).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwi-4rrwgsnZAhUJDsAKHdoBAg...
 
Description Panel PILGRIMAGE AND ENGLAND'S CATHEDRALS, PAST AND PRESENT: EXPERIENCES, OUTCOMES AND IMPACT Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PILGRIMAGE AND ENGLAND'S CATHEDRALS, PAST AND PRESENT: EXPERIENCES, OUTCOMES AND IMPACT
Chair: Marion Bowman Participants: Dee Dyas, John Jenkins University of York
From Archive to Digital Humanities: Modelling Canterbury and Durham Cathedrals
Dee Dyas, John Jenkins, University of York
Cathedrals as Shape-Shifters: From Dinosaurs to Multivalent Sacred Spaces
Marion Bowman, The Open University
Now I have a word for it!: making an impact
Dee Dyas, University of York; Marion Bowman, The Open University
Panel presented headline findings and impact of PEC project at conference Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances where Impact one of major themes. Considerable interest in research and impact, lively discussion and much feedback/ interest following the panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/religious-studies/?page_id=636
 
Description Pilgrimage and the City: Studying English Cathedrals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited contribution to Material Religions Blogspot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://materialreligions.blogspot.ca/2016/07/pilgrimage-and-city-studying-english.html
 
Description Pilgrimage and the Evolution of Spiritual Tourism, Waterford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inaugural Irish conference on Pilgrimage and Tourism organised jointly by the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) in Dublin & the Department of Languages, Tourism, and Hospitality at School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.spireconf.com/
 
Description Plenary Lecture to Mixed Audience of Scholars and Religious Practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 100 people attended an 'Indigenizing Pilgrimage' conference at Concordia University, Montreal, and those present included scholars, religious practitioners, and activists for indigenous human rights. I gave a plenary talk, which was based around my collaborative research on the AHRC-funded project 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/theology/news/indigenizing-pilgrimage.html
 
Description Podcast - Sanctuary and Durham Cathedral 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Episode 52 of 'The Allusionist' podcast, aimed at audiences in Britain and the US, with a large (8000+) following on Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud. Discussed medieval sanctuary and cathedrals with host Helen Zaltzman and Canon Rosalind Brown of Durham Cathedral.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.theallusionist.org/allusionist/sanctuary
 
Description Presentation at BASR conference (Wolverhampton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a paper entitled 'York Minster at night' at the BASR annual conference in Wolverhampton. The name of our panel was "Exploring the 'Special': Places and Processes of 'Specialness'". It was a good opportunity to talk about our project while focussing on one of our case study cathedrals - York Minster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://basr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BASR-2016-Conference-Information-for-Delegates.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EASR (Helsinki) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a paper entitled 'Pilgrim stories from England, Estonia and Spain' at the 'Relocating Protestants: Pilgrimage and de/reformation' panel. It led to a discussion about the pilgrimage landscape in different countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://easr.org/index.php?id=1451
 
Description Presentation to a fringe meeting of General Synod 10 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We gave a presentation to a fringe meeting of General Synod delegates of our research findings. There was considerable discussion afterwards, all very positive, which focused on how to implement change in response.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Production of Blog relating to ongoing research: this has been accepted but at the time of writing is not yet online. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With Dr Tiina Sepp I have written a blog relating to the on-going research for the AHRC-funded project Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present'. This will shortly appear on the 'Material Religions' BlogSpot, and is entitled 'Pilgrimage and the City: Studying England's Cathedrals'. Our estimation of the impact relates to our anticipation of the effect of the Blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://materialreligions.blogspot.ca/
 
Description Project Workshop: Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals, Past and Present, Identifying Pilgrims, Defining Pilgrimage, 25 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop bringing together researchers and cathedral staff to discuss initial project research outcomes and implications for cathedral management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Report and feedback to Canterbury cathedral 29.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Report and feedback to staff and volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SIEF Conference (Zagreb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The panel we convened was entitled 'Walking back to happiness? Protestant pilgrimage in relation to utopias, realities and heritages'. My paper 'Caminoisation of Pilgrimage to England's Cathedrals' was based on the findings of the first phase of fieldwork. Some of the participants of the panel are going to contribute to our special issue on Protestant pilgrimage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2015/
 
Description Seminar Recycling saints and pilgrimage held at IKOS (Institute of Cultural and Oriental Studies), University of Oslo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-organized Seminar Recycling saints and pilgrimage - gathered together faculty and graduate students from Universities of Oslo and Bergen, to discuss contemporary pilgrimage trends, particularly concerned with comparing UK and Norwegian situation, and exploring possibilities for joint research projects.
Co-chaired and delivered paper Recycling saints and pilgrimage: Contemporary pilgrimage and interest in saints in historical perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Surrey Medieval Studies Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An invitational hour-long lecture with questions, as part of a day or pilgrimage-related talks before around 75 members of the Surrey Archaeological Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk/content/pilgrims-and-pilgrimage
 
Description Symposium Places and processes of pilgrimage, past and present (Estonia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organised a symposium at the University of Tartu. The papers were about pilgrimage in England, Estonia, Lithuania and Sikkim, and they led to a lively discussion between pilgrimage theorists and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ut.ee/folk/index.php/en/events/531-eaus-i-ettekandepaeev-qplaces-and-processes-of-pilgrim...
 
Description Talk about research at York Minster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I met the Collections Engagement Officer of York Minster to discuss their forthcoming Pilgrimage exhibition and share my fieldwork experience and insights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk about the project at Witton Gilbert (Co Durham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I spoke to the people from a 'Talking Together' group at Witton Gilbert parish church and participated in the following discussion and planning for future activities. Good opportunity to spread knowledge about the project as well as get to know people involved with pilgrimage in Co Durham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Walking back to the future: The revival in pilgrimage and its potential for research and archival outreach, Seminar, University of Oslo, IKOS (Institute of Cultural and Oriental Studies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mixed audience of faculty and students from Institute of Cultural and Oriental Studies, which sparked discussion of PEC research and applicability to research and impact agendas in Norway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Westminster Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day 5th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We devised two prayer trails for the cathedral based on the life and example of St John Southworth for the public to use. This was to explore whether having a structured way of engaging with the cathedral would enhance people's experience and deepen understanding, but also raise the profile of the saint and encourage people to connect with him . We also offered people the chance to light a special candle and place it where they felt most drawn to do so. We were then able to monitor how many people took the trail leaflet, where they placed their candle and invited their feedback. The feedback was very positive, with all but one respondent saying doing the trail had enhanced their experience of the cathedral and given them a new way to interact. The cathedral then offered the leaflets again, on and around the saint's feast day and the leaflets are now a permanent feature of the Westminster Cathedral offer to visitors and schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Westminster Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day for schools 27th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We devised two prayer trails for the cathedral based on the life and example of St John Southworth for the public to use. This was to explore whether having a structured way of engaging with the cathedral would enhance people's experience and deepen understanding, but also raise the profile of the saint and encourage people to connect with him . We also offered people the chance to light a special candle and place it where they felt most drawn to do so. We were then able to monitor how many people took the trail leaflet, where they placed their candle and invited their feedback. The cathedral offered the leaflets a second time, on and around the saint's feast day and we invited a local school to come on the feast day to test the leaflet. The pupils' and teacher's responses were overwhelming positive with all respondents reporting that this had changed the way they interacted with the cathedral and deepened their knowledge of the saint. They would all do the trail or one like it again. The trail leaflets are now a permanent feature of the Westminster Cathedral offer to visitors and schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Westminster Cathedral Pilgrimage Experience Day planning 14.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A planning session with cathedral staff for the proposed Pilgrimage Experience day planned for 6th June 2017, for trialling engagement activities for long-term use. The outcomes will change the cathedral offer and broaden its outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Westminster Cathedral feedback session 14.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Report and feedback to senior staff and volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Westminster Cathedral meeting 12 December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at Westminster with Anne-Marie Micaleff and Sarah Dorgan to discuss a strategy for dissemination of research results and the development of practical pilgrimage-related tools for them to use with schools and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Westminster Cathedral research feedback and pilgrimage day planning 14 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of our research findings to senior staff, followed by a planning session for a 'Pilgrimage Experience' day to be held 6 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Westminster Cathedral volunteer report and feedback 21.3.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Second report and feedback session to volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop for Cathedrals Plus 27th Sept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the presentation on 26th Sept 2017, we rand a workshop to get group responses to the five questions we had identified as being key to taking the outcomes of our research to practical implementation and changing behaviours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description York Minster Collection Outreach meeting 30 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Kirsty Mitchell (Collections Outreach, York Minster) to discuss development of a new exhibition at the Minster on the theme of Pilgrimage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description York Minster Pilgrimage Experience Day planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A planning session and discussion around the things to trial on the experience day in June. Two key areas of focus identified (St William and Evensong) which will alter significantly the way the wider public engage with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description York Minster Pilgrimage Experience planning day held 16th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A formal working group was convened by the cathedral to explore what form the Pilgrimage Experience Day might take. After lengthy discussion, it was agreed that this would be in two strands: the first would be enhancing the presentation of and engagement with the tomb of St William in the western crypt; the second would be exploring ways to make Evensong more intellectually accessible to a multi-cultural audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description York Minster Pilgrimage Pilgrim Activity Consultation, September 30, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation with Head of Collections at York Minster to discuss shaping new approaches to help Cathedral visitors experience being pilgrims and engaging with the building and its significance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description York Minster feedback day and Pilgrimage Experience planning 5.4.2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research feedback session to senior staff and then to a wider audience of volunteers and some members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017