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Friends in the North West

03/16/2004 14:41:47

A slice of Quaker history is set to go online thanks to a new research project at Lancaster University.

Academics from a range of subject areas have embarked on a pilot project investigating how Quaker men and women interacted with their environment in the mid 1600s.

When complete the website will bring together a series of images of the places which played a key part in Quaker history in the North West such as courts, prisons and buildings for worship as well as towns, markets and rural landscapes.

It will also include an electronic parallel-text edition of the three versions of George Fox’s Journal for the years 1652-3 and two substantial scholarly articles on aspects of place and space, comparing Fox’s account with other contemporary Quaker narratives.

The project - called 'Quakers in North-West England and the Politics of Space, 1652-3' - has been awarded a British Academy Larger Research Grant of £9,698.

The project team consists of Dr Hilary Hinds, Professor Alison Findlay, Professor Emeritus Meg Twycross, from the Department of English and Creative Writing, and Professor Pamela M. King of St Martin's College. Dr Angus Winchester and Professor Mike Mullett of the Department of History are also associated with the project.