Newsletter: May 2019

Eglosyow Morek Kernow 
Cornwall's Maritime Churches
A note from Vikki, our Digital Mentor!

A quick note from our Digital and Research Mentor, Vikki...

"The last couple of months have been jampacked with promotion, archival research and our first go at filming - both live and with students for social media!

We can safely say, the project has leapt into a terrific start and means to continue with the fervor we have experienced so far. From Facebook Lives about St Michael's Mount, to social media sessions at Paul's Church and St Gluvias, our volunteers are producing some amazing content and delving into some of the most exciting, however neglected tales entrenched within maritime history.

Feeling like you're missing out? Well we have some exciting events in the pipeline and are looking forward to working with a varied group of partner organisations in the upcoming month! From the Diocese of Truro to the Council for British Archaeology, we have symposiums to coastal walks on offer. So... follow in this little guy's footsteps (a carved pew end from Chester Cathedral), and enjoy your weekend with the prospect of joining in with some brilliant activities with our project!"


What's been happening

Volunteer Meet & Greet
Our Volunteering Coordinator, Becky Orchard, and Research Mentor, Dr Jo Esra, met with student volunteers on campus to introduce the project and start discussions about research methods. There was also some interesting knowledge exchanges about churches, and Cornish maritime culture. All accompanied with chocolate biscuits and mini eggs... because - why not? 

First Research Club Session
Vikki ran her first research club with student volunteers on how to apply their archival research to film by creating podcast and photographic stories at St Gluvias Church Penryn. Some of the students’ work has already gone live on our social media – check them out below! Cake was also generously supplied by our friends at Multifaith Chaplaincy – there is a bit of a theme developing here with food at research sessions!
Facebook & Instagram Live event at Marazion
As you can see here, both our research mentors, Jo and Vikki, braved the Cornish gales to broadcast live on Facebook and Instagram on the early May Bank Holiday Monday in Marazion. Both treated viewers to compelling stories and histories of Mounts Bay including Spanish raids, tales of dangerous mermaids, and the founding of the Benedictine priory on St Michael’s Mount in the 12th century.
Watch the Facebook Live!
Archival research at Courtney Library, Truro
Dr Garry Tregidga, Supervisor of the project, took both Vikki and one of our volunteers, Lucy Geal, to the Courtney library to jumpstart some archival research into the ten selected churches.
Have a read of Lucy's post into Dolly Pentreath

Upcoming events

Exploring Cornwall’s Maritime Archaeology – 12th June University Campus Penryn, Peter Lanyon  Building, Lecture 2
Join us from 1pm for some exciting talks about maritime fortifications, iconic religious sites in Cornwall, and shipwrecks around the Cornish coast.
(Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2019).
Book our archaeology symposium now
Tywardreath Oral History Day – 22nd June
We will be visiting Tywardreath to start collecting oral histories connected to the church and surrounding community as well as find out more about the church and associated priory from the In Search of Tywardreath history group. There will be also be filming anf photography opportunities as we start to gather material for our interactive map and digital archives!
Join up to our Oral History Day
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