The first strand of the Past in its Place project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the European Research Council, is exploring literary and archaeological engagements between the living and the dead in English and Welsh cathedrals from the Middle Ages to recent times. This project began life as a successful funding bid for a stand-alone project investigating English cathedrals funded by the Leverhulme Trust called ‘Speaking with the Dead’. The ERC funding has extended the project to include Welsh cathedrals.
Led by Professor Philip Schwyzer (Department of English, University of Exeter) and involving medieval historian Dr Naomi Howell (Department of English, University of Exeter), PhD student Ruth Nugent (University of Chester) and myself, over the last 3 years we have explored a range of English and Welsh cathedrals, their tombs and memorials.
Delivering dimensions of this project’s results Philip and Naomi are co-presenting a…
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