The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project provides the experience of hearing John Donne’s sermon for Gunpowder Day, November 5th, 1622 in Paul’s Churchyard, the specific physical location for which it was composed. The user can hear Donne’s sermon from 8 different positions in Paul’s Churchyard and in the presence of 4 different sizes of crowd. Using digital modeling technology, we can experience preaching in Paul’s Churchyard as an event that unfolds over time.
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project received the John Donne Society’s Award for Distinguished Publication in 2013.
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project also received the Award for Best DH Data Visualization from DH Awards in 2014.
To learn about John Donne, the preacher, go directly to Preacher. To learn about the script for the sermon, go directly to Developing the Script. To learn about the occasion for the sermon, go directly to the Order of Service.
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project has several companion projects, Including the Virtual St Paul’s Cathedral Project and the Virtual Trinity Chapel Project. To visit them, go here