Project: Mapping Lived Religion: Medieval cults of saints in Sweden and Finland
This five-year project aims to build a comprehensive, online database providing open-access to data (both textual and material) from several cultural heritage collections and previous research results, as well as material digitalized in collaboration with the Swedish National Historical Museums and the Swedish National Heritage Board.
The project will create interactive, digital maps that allow users to search for and analyse information on churches, parishes and cult-sites chronologically, geographically and by saint, enabling new, in-depth investigations into the culture of medieval and early modern Scandinavia. Furthermore, the project will study the cults of saints as social phenomena and investigate their place in medieval “lived religion”. Interdisciplinary research will also be facilitated with the possibility of examining texts and objects from new perspectives.