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Seventeenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research

Parish Petition


University of Warwick
Humanities Building
Saturday 18 May 2019

Co-organized by Beat Kümin (Warwick/U.K.)
and Malin Lennartsson (Linnaeus/Sweden)


Our annual one-day symposium will take place on the university's central campus near Coventry (directions) between 10.30 and 18.00. It 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 – as in this 1771 petition by three parishes to the Swedish diet. 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 included. Following our call for papers, the programme is currently being finalized and registrations will open soon. The Warwick Network for Parish Research looks forward to welcoming delegates in May.

The Call for Papers has closed

Cover Image
Petition of three parishes submitted to the Swedish imperial diet by
their delegate Lars Torbjörnsson in 1771-72. Stockholm, Riksarkivet.
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Call for Papers (now closed)


For further information contact:
Beat Kümin (History).