A paper by Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon and Dr James Moore is among those found in a new open access publication, Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Insular Identities in Context.
They Are Preserved Forever: Visualising the Memorialisation of Archipelagic Religious and Community Identities examines the complexities of religious identities in island communities.
With a focus on 19th and 20th century evidence, approached within a broader chronological context going back to the Middle Ages, Sarah Jane and James mapped the dwelling places of the people memorialised in two burial grounds in Orkney.
The results show that the people with memorial stones were buried within a long-established parochial structure but did not adhere to ecclesiastical norms, with district burial grounds being favoured over a single parish churchyard.
The book can be downloaded for free as a PDF.