Manchester and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Impact on Public Imagination, Project Activities, and Heritage Conservation

Impact: Cultural impacts, Societal impacts, Political impacts


This case study concerns the reach and significance of the impact that the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Manchester has had in three areas. The first concerns the impact on public imagination and the publishing industry, e.g., through (a) various media to influence the understanding of faith communities about the founding moments of Judaism and Christianity; and (b) the production of popular literature of international appeal. The second concerns the impact on public policy in the allocation of research and conservation funds in several countries. The third concerns international policy-making in heritage conservation.

Category of impact

  • Cultural impacts
  • Societal impacts
  • Political impacts

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