Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

Sacred Communities: Connected Practices Across Place and Time

Ben Rogaly was co-investigator of this project, with anthropologist Abby Day as Principal Investigator. It was funded by the AHRC-administered research councils consortium, Connected Communities. This one year study Sacred Communities: Connected Practices Across Space and Time, a Joint Review and Scoping Study ran from 1st December 2010 to 30 November 2011.

The project’s purpose was to jointly review existing qualitative and quantitative data from two separate projects, providing new insights on grounded and embodied community practices in the context of everyday religion and belonging. Researchers engaged in knowledge exchange and dialogue with new and former research participants, other researchers involved in similar research and wider academic networks beyond the core disciplines represented here, principally anthropology and geography.