Dee is Reader in the History of Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York. Her research interests and publications have focused primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with Western culture, especially literature and art.
Louise read Medieval English and History at Birmingham University, has an MA In Archive Administration from UCL and a PhD in History of Art from York. She joined the Centre in 2009, having worked in partnership previously through her role at York Minster. Louise's PhD at York was on the history of the stained glass of York Minster c.1450-1802 and she is in the process of turning her thesis into a monograph. She has published on York Minster in the sixteenth century as well as on the use of digital modelling in research and interpretation.
Patrick graduated from the University of York with an MSc in Archaeological Information Systems, and has worked for The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture since 2003. He provides design and technical expertise for the creation of C&C's digital resources and interpretation outputs.
Geoff graduated from the University of York with an MSc in Archaeological Information Systems. He has nearly 10 years experience within the graphics/CGI industry, 7 of those focusing primarily on heritage and the interpretation of historic and archaeological sites. Geoff started working for The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture as 3D Modelling Specialist in 2014.
Vicky joined Christianity and Culture in September 2018 as Project Manager, coordinating the planning, management and delivery of the Centre's research and consultancy projects.
James graduated from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Archaeology. He has over 10 years experience in field archaeology with a shift in focus towards digital heritage in the last 3 years. His work with The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture began on the 'Becket Connection' project in 2018.
Alice read History at the University of Oxford, and recently completed an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York. She joined the Centre at the start of 2019, having previously worked as a graduate intern on the 3 year AHRC-funded project ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, past and present.’ Her work for the Centre is focused around audience consultation and public engagement.
Laura joined the team in 2019 as the Centre Administrator. She supports the day-to-day running of the office, helps Vicky with finances, and works with Alice on social media.