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English and Welsh Benedictines

Since 2015, the ‘Monks in Motion’ project team has been investigating the activities and membership of the English and Welsh Benedictines, 1553–1800, exploring their changing political role in transnational familial and intellectual networks.

The project will see the creation of an open source, searchable electronic database of all English and Welsh Benedictines from the period, including those who were early leavers or did not pass the selection process.
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Monks in Motion is funded by the 
Arts and Humanities Research Council. 


The Arts and Humanities Research Council is for museums, libraries, archives and heritage organisations that support collaborative doctoral research students funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme.


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Enquiries about Monks in Motion should be sent via the email below.

Monks in Motion

Motion Project 
Department of Theology and Religion 
Durham University 
Abbey House 
Palace Green 
Durham DH1 3RS