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Juliette Day

Docent in Church History

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

19962018
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Curriculum vitae

Current Academic Appointments

University Lecturer in Church History, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki

Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Church History, University of Helsinki

Senior Research Fellow in Early Liturgy, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (since 2008)

Other relevant teaching and research activities

2016-2017 Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University. 

2014 - voted Teacher of the Year (Vuoden oppettaja) by the Theology Faculty students' association (Teologian Ylioppilaiden Tiedekuntayhdistys).

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, elected July 2015.

Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura, commitee member (from 2014), vice-chair from 2015 - 2016.

Alcuin Club - Trustee and committee member of this UK society dedicated to the dissemination of liturgical scholarship through publications and an annual lecture.

Education

PhD, King's College, University of London 2004

MA in History of Christianity, King's College, University of London 1996

Bachelor of Theology, University of Oxford (Ripon College, Cuddesdon) 1994

Bachelor of Arts (History and French) University of Liverpool 1988

Academic Career

2009-2011: Director of Liturgical Studies, Director of MA in Christian Liturgy at Sarum College, Salisbury, UK.

2009-2011: Occasional Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki.

2003-2008: Director of Open Learning Theology, Lecturer in Theology, Director of MA in Liturgical Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK.

2000-2003: Tutor in Liturgy, St Stephen's House, Oxford.

2000-2003: Associate Tutor in Theology, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

 

Description of research and teaching

Current Research Projects

Hearing our Prayers: An exploration of the sounds of worship

At the conclusion of my Reading the Liturgy, I suggested that the liturgical text functions at the threshold of worship – it both constitutes the content of worship and facilitates the encounter with God. But in the worship event, the text is spoken and heard. This book builds upon two observations. First that of Gemma Corradi Fiumara, herself influenced by Heidegger, that 'perhaps we could start out by admitting that there could be no saying without hearing, no speaking which is not an integral part of listening, no speech which is not somehow received'. And, secondly, that when most liturgical studies concentrate on the performance of the texts by the minister. But if, as Corradi Fiumara states, the speaking necessarily implies the hearing of what is said, then liturgical studies should concern itself with the way in which the texts are heard in worship. This study aims at a broader scope - not just to study the auditory reception of the words of worship, but to place them in the entire auditory enviromnent in which they become meaningful.

The book is intended to complement Reading the Liturgy; that is it provides a suggestion for how to approach research in liturgical studies using methods and concepts from 'sound studies', philosophy, anthropology and theology.

Scripture and the Liturgy

This project of the Alcuin Club will examine the way in which scripture is used in contemporary Anglican worship and address perceieved problems with the appropriation of the biblical narrative by worshippers and the consequent impact upon liturgical particiaption. The project is led by Dr Gordon Jeanes, Dr Bridget Nichols and myself and will consist of a symposium and a book. 

Catalogue of Early Christian Baptisteries

This project, led by Professor Robin Jensen (Notre Dame) and Richard Rutherford (Portland) will provide an up-to-date- catalogue of all known early Christian fonts and baptisteries. It will consist of data entries of all sites, as well as essays on the most significant. My own area of responsibility is for Israel/Palestine for which there are over 80 separate sites. 

 

Editorial Responsibilities:

Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

Co-editor with Risto Uro (Helsinki) as chief editor, Richard E. De Maris(Valparaiso) and Rikard Roitto (Stockholm). My repsonsibility is for chapters on late antique liturgical topics and my own contributiosn are chapters on 'Women's Rituals and Women's Ritualizing' and 'Time and Ritual'. 

Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity 

Section editor for Liturgy. This ambitious international publishing project will result in a new online and print encyclopedia. My own contributions are entries on 'Catechesis', 'Anointing', 'Jerusalem', as well as the identification of expert authors and the editing of articles.

 

Current Teaching 2017-8

My principal teaching areas are in Early Christianity and liturgical studies; in both areas I use textual and material sources and introduce students to the variety of critical and methodological approaches.

Courses taught in 2017-18

Prayer and Worship in the Early Church

An Introduction to Byzantine Christianity

Text Class: Eusebius of Caesarea's Ecclesiastical History

Literature Review course: Constantine and the Church

Research Perspectives on Christian History (historical method course for the Bachelor's degree)

I contribute to these jointly taught courses: Roots of Christianity; Religion and Gender; Worship in the European Context.

Previous courses delivered in the faculty

 

A History of the Eucharist

 

Christianity and Empire from Constantine to Chalcedon

 

Text Class: Early Christian Biographies

 

From Reformation to Revolution: English Christianity in the 16th and 17th centuries

Introduction to Finnish Church History (for visiting students)

Meet some early Christians

Religion in Victorian Britain

Understanding Contemporary Christian Worship

 

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • Liturgical History - Baptism; Eucharist; liturgical language; Methodology. Patristics - Fourth and Fifth Century Jerusalem and Rome. Anglican Liturgical History
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Early Christian Baptisteries

Publications 1996 2018

Reading the Liturgy: An exploration of texts in Christian worship

Day, J., 27 Feb 2014, London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

The Study of Liturgy and Worship

Day, J. (ed.) & Gordon-Taylor, B. (ed.), 1 Dec 2013, London: SPCK. 272 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Akathistos

Day, J., Mar 2018, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Nicholson, O. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific

Antiphon

Day, J., Mar 2018, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Nicholson, O. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific

Catechesis

Day, J., 2018, Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online. Hunter, D. G., van Geest, P. J. J. & Peerbolte, B. J. L. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, 11 p. (Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific

Activities 2001 2018

International Congress on Medieval Studies

Juliette Day (Speaker: Presenter)
9 May 201813 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Imagining the Divine: art in religions of Late Antiquity across Eurasia

Juliette Day (Attendee)
11 Jan 201813 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Society for Liturgical Study conference

Juliette Day (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

House of God? House of the People of God?

Juliette Day (Speaker)
15 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Liturgy and Ritual Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Symposium

Juliette Day (Speaker: Keynote)
14 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars