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Monastic Legacies: Memory and the Biography of Place

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 5.00PM

Speaker(s): Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading)

Monasteries were active in creating ritual landscapes as imagined spaces, interweaving myth and hagiography with material practices to embody memory and the medieval sense of place. These meanings, in turn, were reworked as post-Reformation narratives which operated at local and national scales. This lecture introduces the theme of memory in the monastic landscape, before considering a case study of Glastonbury Abbey in detail.

This is one of a series of research events organised by the Centre for Medieval Studies.

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Location: King's Manor - K/133