A MAJOR project to investigate how different communities lived in Chester between 1200 and 1500AD comes to a climax this summer.
The £125,000 project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Council, has brought together academics from different fields and the end result will be a web-site featuring a multi-layered map of Chester at the end of the Middle Ages.
A conference, known by its Latin name of a colloquium, will be held at Swansea University on July 30 and 31 with speakers from as far away as Illinois and Finland to discuss aspects of the history and literature of Chester and how modern technology can be used to make it more accessible to people around the world.
The Grosvenor Museum in Chester, a partner in the project, will host a programme of events on August 29 to coincide with the launch of the website at the museum on the same day.
These include the chance to meet ‘medieval pilgrim’ in St John’s Church and the Water Tower, tours of the city, a photographic display of medieval buildings and calligraphy workshops at the central library in Northgate Street.
For more on the project, visit www.medievalchester.ac.uk. For information on Mapping Medieval Chester, visit www. grosvenormuseum.co.uk.