Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade

Lecture 1.jpgOn 23 March 2016 the Museum of the Order of St John will host the first public event associated with the University of Birmingham’s AHRC-funded research project ‘Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World, 1095–c.1300’. The event will begin from 5.30pm onwards with a handling session of the museum’s 17th-century models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, followed at 7pm by a lecture on ‘Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade’ by Dr William Purkis.
All are welcome to attend. For further information about this event, and to book your free ticket, please visit www.crusades.eventbrite.co.uk.
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