Dee Dyas
Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Profile

Biography

BA (London), MA, PhD (Nott)

Dee is Reader in the History of Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York

Her research interests and publications have focused primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with Western culture, especially literature and art.  She has edited four major interactive resources which explore the history, material culture and influence of Christianity, particularly in England, and is a series editor of the Boydell and Brewer ‘Christianity and Culture’ series, and of the ‘Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism’. 

Dee is Principal Investigator on a large 3-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded interdisciplinary research project on Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present. She also oversees Christianity and Culture’s wide-ranging programme of research- based heritage interpretation partnerships with cathedrals, churches and other institutions.

Research

Overview

Dee's research interests focus primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with aspects of western culture. She is series editor for the Boydell and Brewer series Christianity and Culture: Issues in Research and Teaching (2004 onwards).

She is also keenly interested in the use of technology and interactive resources in teaching and knowledge transfer. She has edited the three substantial interactive resources (on the Bible and Medieval Art, Pilgrimage, and the Parish Church in England) which have been produced by the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture in collaboration with an international team of scholars.

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Contact details

Dr Dee Dyas
The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture
Berrick Saul Building
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: Internal 8094, External (01904) 328094