Our annual one-day symposium explores the different ways in which locals and non-residents got involved in parish affairs, for example by attending masses or sermons, serving as officeholders, paying for additional clergy or furnishings, challenging liturgical innovations, making presentations or taking collective initiatives. More generally, the meeting also considers how local communities helped to shape larger historical processes and government structures at given times.
Co-organized with Prof. Malin Lennartsson (Linnaeus University, Växjö), the Symposium will place a particular emphasis on Scandinavia. However, for comparative purposes, papers on other regions are also warmly encouraged. We now invite 1-page proposals from postgraduates, early career researchers and faculty staff researching ‘parish participation’ broadly defined. The Warwick Network for Parish Research can offer speakers free registration, lunch/refreshments and budget travel within England.
Please send abstracts for 15-minute papers together with a short biographical note to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 15 February 2019.