Dr. Dee Dyas
BA (London), MA, PhD (Nott)
Dee is Reader in the History of Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York.
Her research interests and publications have focused primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with Western culture, especially literature and art. She has edited four major interactive resources which explore the history, material culture and influence of Christianity, particularly in England, and is a series editor of the Boydell and Brewer ‘Christianity and Culture’ series, and of the ‘Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism’.
Dee is Principal Investigator on a large 3-year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded interdisciplinary research project on Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present. She also oversees Christianity and Culture’s wide-ranging programme of research- based heritage interpretation partnerships with cathedrals, churches and other institutions.