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Religious History of Britain IHR research seminar

Religious History of Britain IHR research seminar

Religious History of Britain 1500-1800

Venue: Wolfson Room II, Institute of Historical Research (Senate House).

NB This seminar takes place in the Institute of Historical Research wing of the Senate House. On arrival at the Senate House from the Russell Square side, turn right for the Institute of Historical Research wing.


  • David Crankshaw (King's)
  • Elizabeth Evenden (Harvard)
  • Kenneth Fincham (University of Kent)
  • Andrew Foster (University of Kent)
  • Tom Freeman (University of Essex)
  • Susan Hardman Moore (University of Edinburgh)
  • Arnold Hunt (University of Cambridge)
  • Nicholas Tyacke (UCL)

Seminars begin at 5.15pm (NB Rooms may change at short notice, so do check the programme for updates and/or on arrival at the Institute of Historical Research).

Programme for 2015-16

Programme for 2014-15

 Date Venue Speaker & title
14 October  IHR

 John Craig (Simon Fraser)
‘England’s Reformation by the Book, 1536-1642’

28 October  IHR Micheline White (Carleton)
‘The surprising contribution of Katherine Parr and Queen Elizabeth I to the Book of Common Prayer’
11 November  IHR  Jon Vallerius (Essex)
'The radicals of the 1650s: body politics and the Bible’
25 November  IHR  Jonathan Reimer (Cambridge)
‘Brokering Reformation: John Gough and the evangelical book trade, c. 1520-1543’
09 December  IHR  John Walter (Essex)
‘"This oath of religion”: the Protestation and the swearing of a nation of Protestants, 1641-1642’
20 January IHR   Angela Ranson (York)
'Defining unity in the Jacobean Church: claims to Catholicity in the Oath of Allegiance controversy, 1606-1609’
03 February   IHR Jonathan Willis (Birmingham)
'Puritanism and the Ten Commandments in post-Reformation England’
17 February   IHR  Helen Kemp (Essex)
‘The intellectual circle of Thomas Plume, 1630-1740’
03 March   IHR Glyn Parry (Roehampton)
‘John Prestall and Catholic opposition to Elizabeth I’
17 March  IHR John D. Gilles (Essex)
'Christian Conversation in Three Shakespeare Plays: Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure' 
05 May  IHR Thomas Freeman
'1077 and all that: Interpreting Gregory VII in the English Reformation'
19 May  IHR Susan Felch, (Calvin College)
‘The Covenantal Imaginary in sixteenth-century Protestant thought’
02 June IHR Paul Lim (Vanderbilt)
'"Naked Gospel” or clothed Christianity: polemic of Primativism in late seventeenth-century England’
16 June IHR Clarissa Chenovick (Fordham)
'"Fractures well cur’d”: repentance and medical discourse in Herbert’s Temple and in seventeenth-century preaching’
30 June IHR Susan Royal (York)
‘Stranger than fiction in the archives: the trial and execution of William Cowbridge in 1538’

Programme for 2013-14

DateVenueSpeaker & title

01 October

Montague Rm G26

Simon May (Oxford)
‘The Politics of Religion in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris (1593)’

15 October

Montague Rm G26

Leif Dixon (Oxford)
‘Forging the Atheos: Unbelief and the Religious Imagination in Early Modern England’

29 October

Montague Rm G26

James Mawdesley (Sheffield)
‘The Cheshire Clergy and the Outbreak of Civil War: Re-Visiting the Petitioning Campaigns of 1641–42’

12 November

Montague Rm G26

Bill Sheils (York)
‘The Free and Voluntary Gift of 1661’

26 November

Montague Rm G26

Hannah Crummé (King’s College London)
‘Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria: Recusant Patriotism in the Spanish Court’

10 December

Montague Rm G26

Elizabeth Hunter (Oxford)
‘Calvinism and Religious Melancholy in Tudor and Early Stuart England’

21 January

Bedford Rm G37

Polly Ha (UEA) OR
Rebecca Warren (University of Kent)

4 February Montague Rm G26 George Gross (King's College London)
'The Religious Politics of Coronations c.1661 - c. 1714'
18 February Montague Rm G26 Dunstan Roberts (University of Cambridge)
'The Impact of the English Reformation on Readers' Annotations in Religious Books'
4 March Bedford Rm G37 Graham Hart (University of Essex)
'The Scandalous Ministers of Cambridgeshire 1640-47'
18 March Bedford Rm G37 Michael Questier (Queen Mary University of London)
'The 'Enveigling of Projects of Romish Priests' and post-Reformation Religion and Politics: Demons, Exorcisms and the 'Boy of Bilson' Affair Revisited'
1 April Bedford Rm G37 Tom Cogswell (UC Riverside) 
'Revolt Against Jehoram: How Thomas Scott went from Prodromus Vindictae to Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos in 1626'
6 May Montague Rm G26 Lucy Wooding (King's College London)
'Reformation Catholicism and the English Bible'
20 May Bedford Rm G37 Elliot Vernon (barrister)
'Aaron's Rod Blossoming? "Erastianism" and Clericalism in the Debate on Church Government in the 1640s and 1650s'
3 June Montague Rm G26 Stuart Palmer (Kent)
'Popular Disputation and the Reformation in Canterbury, 1533-1553'
17 June Montague Rm G26 Scott Lucas (The Citadel, South Carolina)
'"An ancient zealous gospeller...desirous to do anything to the common good": the printer Edward Whitchurch and the reformist cause in Marian and Elizabethan England'
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