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Monastic legacies: Memory and the biography of place

Glastonbury Abbey

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 5.30PM

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

York Medieval Lecture

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.

Location: Room K/133, King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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