IMG_64216 Lichfield - girlsFrom Tuesday 21st October to Sunday 26th October 2014 in the south transept of Chester Cathedral is an exciting display about the commemoration of the dead from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The exhibition is an opportunity to learn about memorials and tombs across England and Wales, but also to look again at Chester  Cathedral’s memorials with fresh eyes.

Involving researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Chester – Naomi Howell, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Ruth Nugent, Philip Schwyzer and Howard Williams – the exhibition explores the long-term evolving relationships between the living and the dead in cathedral spaces.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Speaking with the Dead is a component of the ERC-funded Past in its Place project in which a range of researchers at Exeter and Chester explore archaeological, literary, historical and geographical dimensions to the long term relationships between tombs, places and landscapes and social memory.

Chester Cathedral is now free to enter and so the exhibition is open to all.

Previously, the exhibition was held at Exeter and St Albans and principal investigator Professor Philip Schwyzer has previously posted about the Exeter exhibition here. 

11 The Lord RhysPrevious blog entires about the project include: