Welcome to the Imagining Jerusalem Blog

Welcome to the blog for the AHRC-funded research network, ‘Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the present day’.

Through a series of interconnected academic and public events, Imagining Jerusalem will explore the relationship between the place and the idea of Jerusalem, tracing the ways in which history, memory and imagination have produced different versions of the city in public and political discourse. It will uncover how representations of Jerusalem have been – and continue to be – a crucial trope in articulating political visions, and in imagining local, national and global futures.

The project is led by a team at King’s College London and the University of York, including Anna Bernard (KCL), Michele Campopiano, Helen Smith and Jim Watt (York). The Administrator is Hannah Boast. You can read more about the participants on the People tab at the top of this page.

On this blog, we will be sharing stories, images, objects and other artefacts that we discover during our investigations into the literary and material history of imagining Jerusalem. You will also find interviews with project participants and other figures, as well as updates on events as the project progresses.

If you have questions or comments about the project, please feel free to get in touch on hannah.boast at york.ac.uk.