Pre-Romanesque ecclesiastical architecture in Scotland in its European context
The main objective of ECCLES is to lead to a wider understanding and appreciation of the nature, value and significance of pre-Romanesque ecclesiastical architecture to AD 1100 in Britain and Ireland, within a European context.
For Scotland, this will include:
The priority is to evaluate the opportunities and benefits of linking with, an existing European initiative, Corpus Architecturae Religiosae Europae, and existing Scottish online resources, as well as producing a series of related, free-standing Scottish research projects and online resources.
A preliminary project in Scotland received funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The project received a grant for an AHRC International Network, which held its first meeting in Chester in August 2017.
Led by Dr Thomas Pickles, Chester (Co-Investigator Sally Foster, Stirling), the team for Britain and Ireland brings together considerable interdisciplinary expertise in church architecture, archaeology, sculpture, history and heritage management: