Research Projects at York

The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture creates interactive digital resources that explore England’s rich heritage and help organisations, including churches and cathedrals, engage with a wide range of audiences through innovative interpretation. Amongst their projects is The English Parish Church through the Centuries, which is developing text, images, music, 3D church models, maps and case studies of individual churches.

English Heritage and the Jerusalem Trust, £300,000. Principal Investigator: Dee Dyas (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture)


The Centre for Medieval Literature (CML)

Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a Centre of Excellence founded byThe Danish National Research Foundation. The centre seeks to establish a cross-disciplinary theoretical framework for the study of medieval literature on a European scale. The Centre is located at The University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and at The University of York and is run by prof. Lars Boje Mortensen(Centre leader, SDU), prof. Elizabeth Tyler (York), and associate prof.Christian Høgel (SDU). CML furthermore consists of participants from York and Odense and of a wider group of European and North American scholars.

Danish National Research Foundation, £4 million. Co-Investigators: Lars Boje Mortensen (Southern Denmark), Christian Høgel (Southern Denmark),Elizabeth Tyler (York, English and Related Literatures)


England’s Immigrants 1330-1550

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550 is a major research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It explores the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses. The project will contribute creatively to the longer-term history of immigration to England, and help to provide a deep historical and cultural context to contemporary debates over ethnicity, multiculturalism and national identity.

AHRC, £784,545. Principal Investigator: Mark Ormrod (History), Co-Investigators: Craig Taylor (History) and Nicola McDonald (English and Related Literature)


Late Medieval English Scribes

This 4 year AHRC-funded project seeks to combine linguistic profiles and palaeographic evidence to identify the scribes responsible for copying the works of the major Middle English poets. Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve.


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