Join us to discover how places of living heritage, such as Cathedrals, can support ongoing research. 

When | Wednesday 1 May , 7pm - c.8.30pm

Where | Online via Zoom 

Free, donations are welcome. 

Speakers | Jeanie Noto, Brown University; Thomas Phillips, University of Bristol and University of Exeter and Megan Bunce, University of Oxford 

Please note that the joining details will only be sent out to those who make a booking.

Explore how St Albans Cathedral features in ongoing research as we explore three different doctoral projects. This symposium will spotlight the following  works: 

Reredos Re-re-done: the Revival of St Albans' Great Screen

Jeanie Noto, Brown University

St. Albans' Great Screen consists of layers of meaning and media that are rooted in the object from multiple previous eras after each period demanded a different form of monument. This talk will unpack the long life of this medieval object, its construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction.

A Study of the Palaeography, Liturgy, and Repertory of the St Albans Processional, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 4,

Thomas Phillips, PhD Researcher at University of Bristol and University of Exeter

This thesis focusses on a hitherto neglected twelfth-century manuscript from St Albans Abbey, England's earliest surviving processional, Laud Misc. 4. This study will offer new insights into scribal culture in the scriptorium, as well as the Norman liturgical influences and musical traditions that co-existed at St Albans in the mid-twelfth century.

Shrines and Special Graves

Megan Bunce, University of Oxford 

This paper will explore the connections between the graves of saints and other burials in early medieval Britain and Ireland, whilst offering a new perspective on funerary practices and religious change.