Join the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies for this week’s seminar: Picturing Medieval Myths & History: Making ‘Storyland’ & Visualising Becket’s Shrine with Dr Amy Jeffs & Dr John Jenkins.
This seminar will showcase the groundbreaking work of two early career scholars, who are applying their expertise in medieval myths / history to their development of new creative projects and didactic, digital visualisations.
You can access the seminar using this link.
Dr Amy Jeffs, who has worked as an assistant curator at the British Museum, contributed to the Polonsky Project at the British Library, and helped to shape the Paul Mellon-funded Digital Pilgrim interface, recently completed her PhD from the University of Cambridge, working with Prof Paul Binski. Her doctoral research examined c1330–40s English illustrated manuscripts of histories and romance. She is now finishing her first book, Storyland, which will retell English medieval myths alongside her own evocative linocut illustrations.
Dr John Jenkins, who obtained his PhD from Oxford, is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of York, based in the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture. He is one of the key developers of the Becket 2020 anniversary commemorations, leading the AHRC-funded ‘Becket Story’ activities. He has worked extensively on the history of devotion to Thomas Becket (in Canterbury, London, York and beyond) and his recent article, published on the 800th anniversary of Becket’s ‘translatio’ (on 7 July 2020) includes the first-ever digital reconstruction of the lost shrine in the Trinity Chapel.