Elizabeth Wiedenheft

Home > About the Society > Elizabeth Wiedenheft
University of Nottingham
Elizabeth Wiedenheft

The Movement of Saints’ Corporeal Relics in Western Europe, c. 800-1200
During the year covered by the EHS Bursary, I wrote two chapters of my thesis; the first on hiding relics and the second on stealing relics. I gave three conference presentations: one on the trade of relics between England and Flanders in the eleventh century; the second on temporary sacred spaces erected during the tours of relics in France and Belgium; and the last on the socio-economic value of work and able-bodiedness. I also completed two articles, ‘Work and Relics: The Socio-Economic Value of Being Healed’ and ‘Communicative Miracles in the Establishment and Rise of Medieval Saints’ Cults’, which will soon be submitted for publication.