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Medieval Graffiti with Matthew Champion

This week’s episode is about one of the places where art and memory, serious messages and playful doodles intersect: graffiti. Danièle interviews Matthew Champion to find out about what sort of images you can find on the walls of a medieval church, just who was tagging, and a little bit about pandemic graffiti.

The Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey can be found at Matthew’s book, Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England’s Churches, was published in 2015. You can read the interview we did with Matthew that year, and you can see examples of what he and his team have discovered in Medieval Faces in Stone.


You can learn more about Matthew’s work by visiting his website or follow him on Twitter @mjc_associates

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Top Image: Graffiti of Norman knight on chancel arch – Compton, St Nicholas’s Church in Surrey, UK.