External Events

External Events

We are also keen to assist members in publicizing events of interest; we happily advertise Calls for Papers and the details of Church history seminars, conferences and workshops. If you wish to publicize an event please contact the website manager through this form.

17 January 2020: Faith in the Town, 1740-1830

John Rylands Library, University of Manchester.

Submissions are invited for a one-day workshop at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, on Friday 17 January 2020. As part of a three-year project funded by the AHRC, the workshop will focus on ordinary people’s experiences of religion in urban areas between 1740 and 1830. We particularly welcome papers that problematise the connection between urbanisation, industrialisation and secularisation, as well as the methodology of exploring urban lay piety beyond the records left by clergy and the administrative structures of organised religion.

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4 April 2020: Scott Holland Symposium 2020 – Anglican Churches in Post-War Reconstruction, Nation-building, and Peace and Reconciliation since 1945.

This one day symposium takes place on 4th April, with the following speakers:

Reverend Dr Peter Howson (Oxford Brookes University)
Dr Matthew Grimley (Merton College, Oxford)
Revd Dr Sarah Hills (Vicar of Holy Island, Lindisfarne)
Revd Dr Yazid Said (Liverpool Hope University)

The cost is £20, including refreshments and sandwich lunch. Please download the attachment here for further details:

If you have any questions, please contact us here: admin.cas@durham.ac.uk

3 June 2020: Colloquium – Cathedrals and Collegiate Churches in the Later Middle Ages and Early Modernity.

Call for papers now open!

Place: De Montfort University, Leicester

Registration Cost: £15 (bursaries available upon application)

As the recent destruction at Notre Dame of Paris revealed, cathedrals play an important role in local, regional and state identity. For much of their history, they commanded large-scale religious, cultural, political & financial resources. Yet their histories during early modernity are little known. This colloquium will explore the role of cathedrals and collegiate churches (institutions & clergy) in their communities in the late middle ages and early modern periods, across the globe. The objective is to share current research and to discuss fruitful subjects of enquiry for future studies of pre-modern collegiate churches.

Papers are invited on any aspect of the history of cathedrals and collegiate churches, from all Christian religious and geographical regions, from the later middle ages to the eighteenth century. Cathedrals and collegiate chapters were and are world-wide institutions and we want to examine them in all their dimensions. Paper length will be 20 minutes. Particularly welcome are proposals from post-graduate students and early career scholars.

Topics might include:

  • The role of cathedrals and collegiate churches in religious reform across the later middle ages, Reformation centuries & Counter Reformation.
  • The role of chapters in the making on new Catholic societies, globally.
  • Cathedrals and colleges in the Orthodox world, including under Ottoman rule.
  • The role of chapters in confessional confrontation and cohabitation.
  • The cultural & social patronage exercised by chapters, including their participation in charitable & educational institutions.
  • The role of chapters in the emergence of a monetised and capitalist economy through their fiscal histories.
  • The role of chapters in urban and state dynastic politics.

Leading our discussion will be Professor Andrew Spicer of Oxford Brookes University and Professor Elizabeth Tingle of De Montfort University, Leicester.

Please send a 250 word proposal and short (1 page max) CV to Professor Elizabeth Tingle by 15 March 2020.

For more information, or to submit a paper, please contact Professor Elizabeth Tingle.