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'Reformation and the Reformed', 25th annual conference of the SOCIETY FOR REFORMATION STUDIES, commemorating the anniversary of the Synod of Dordt; proposed paper titles and abstract (100-150 words) should be submitted by 15 January 2018 to Charlotte Methuen: (Westminster College, Cambridge, 10-12 April 2018)

'Modern Europe meets Reform', a free one-and-half day research workshop aiming to investigate the development of historical writing about the medieval church across the period from the Reformation to the twentieth century. Confirmed speakers include: Stefan Bauer, University of York; Joshua Bennett, University of Oxford; Julian Fuehrer, University of Zurich; Daniel-Odon Hurel, CNRS Paris; Stephen Taylor, Durham University; and Nicholas Vincent, UEA (Leeds, 12-13 April 2018)

'Reflections on the Reformation' - panel discusion and document analysis with Diarmaid MacCulloch, Alexandra Walsham and Jonathan Willis; tickets £12-15 (TNA Kew/London, 13 April 2018)

'Religion and the Life Cycle, 1500-1800': day conference with keynotes by Elaine Hobby (Loughborough) and Adam Sutcliffe (King’s College London); call for papers, especially from postgraduate students, with some bursaries available; send abstracts of up to 300 words and a brief bio to Emily Vine by 26 January 2018 (Queen Mary, University of London, 6 July 2018)

'European Reformation Research Group': the annual conference will take place just ahead of the bi-annual 'Reformation Studies Colloquium'. To propose a paper for the former, please submit a title and a short summary and biography (no more than 300 words) to by June 8 2018; for the latter (which features keynotes by Peter Lake, Bill Sheils and Alison Rowlands) mail a title and max. 300 words abstract to or no later than 25 April 2018 (University of Essex, 29-30 August and 30 August-1 September 2018)

What is an appropriate (re)use for a church?’, inaugural conference of the Centre for Parish Church Studies, with a keynote by keynote William Whyte (St John’s College, Oxford), author of Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space (2017). Proposals for 20-minute papers (on any aspects of using working churches for ‘secular’ purposes or reusing redundant buildings), comprising a 200-word abstract and short biographical note, should be sent to the Director, Dr Nicholas Groves ( by 14 July 2018 (St Martin-at-Palace Church, Norwich, 20 October 2018)

'Early modern sermons: Performances and Afterlives': one-day workshop on early modern English preaching, seeking to recentre sermons in literary culture and everyday religious experienc. Plenary papers from Emma Rhatigan (OUP Donne Sermons Project) and Arnold Hunt (The Art of Hearing). Welcomes abstracts for traditional papers, but intends to foster dialogue between researchers through round table discussions, plenary papers and masterclasses on performance and publication. Submit 300-words proposals (either for participation as discussant or presenter) to by Monday 21st May (Sheffield, 2 November 2018)


'Northern Lights: Late Medieval Devotion to Saints from the North of England', organised by Denis Renevey, Christiania Whitehead, and Hazel Blair as part of their ongoing Swiss National Science Foundation project; call for 20-minute papers (send a 250-word abstract and brief CV to and by 15 September 2018); click on the hyperlink for further information on registration details, costs and travel advice (University of Lausanne, Switzerland; 28-30 March 2019)

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