Churches, Images, Visits

Aachen Cathedral (and associated thoughts)

Two weeks ago I moved to Berlin with my husband. We are planning to be here until August, while I work on a project part-funded by the DAAD, during which time I will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Gro├čbritannien-Zentrum, part of the Humboldt University. We decided to drive from Oxford to Berlin, stopping in… Continue reading Aachen Cathedral (and associated thoughts)

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Churches, Images, Visits

A Visit to Ickleton

Last week, my sister took me to visit the parish church of St Mary Magdalene at Ickleton in Cambridgeshire. From the outside, it looks like a beautiful medieval church with an unusual bell (Tudor) - but the inside is even more interesting. One night in 1979, the church caught fire, or rather, was set on… Continue reading A Visit to Ickleton

Churches, Visits

A Wintry Pylgrymage

I am currently working on a DPhil thesis which looks at pilgrimage writings produced by two Germans and two Englishmen towards the end of the long fifteenth century. I am reading these texts as literature, and considering what they have to tell us about identity and experience. The German writers are Bernhard von Breydenbach and… Continue reading A Wintry Pylgrymage