'Remembering the Parish'
Webinar held on Saturday 7 November 2020
Nearly 100 researchers participated in our discussions - thanks for all your input!
Proceedings are documented below
The 2020 Symposium of the Warwick Network for Parish Research addressed the theme of remembrance very broadly defined. In five panels dedicated to 'Buildings', 'Communities', 'Records', 'Revolution' and 'Environments', speakers from four countries explored aspects of material culture and natural settings, local commemorative cultures, various types of primary evidence and the long-term repercussions of moments of change from the Middle Ages to the present.
Chair - Beat Kümin (Warwick)
Nicola Whyte (Exeter), 'Remembering the Parish Landscape'
Video recordings of Introduction and Presentation with chat file
Please note that all source images are subject to the copyright rules of the Norfolk Record Office
SESSION 1: BUILDINGS
Chair - Marjolein Schepers (Brussels/Ghent/Warwick)
Lydia Fisher (Exeter), 'Removed and rearranged: Recovering medieval stained glass from 19thC accounts'
Michael Roth (Kiel), 'Church foundation stones as time capsules in early modern European perspective'
Michael Sewell (Essex), 'Use of siege ruins in Colchester in the long nineteenth century'
SESSION 2: COMMUNITIES
Chair - Joe Chick (Warwick)
Mary Carrick (Independent), 'A very peculiar parish: Wawne, also Waghen in Holderness, East Yorkshire'
Alexander Hutton (King’s, London), 'Remembering and forgetting the English historic county since 1945'
SESSION 3: RECORDS
Chair - Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes)
John Craig (Simon Fraser), 'Record keeping and remembrance in early modern London parishes'
Stanisław Witecki (Kraków), 'Recollections of 18thC everyday life in egodocuments of Polish-Lithuanian priests'
SESSION 4: REVOLUTION
Chair - Andrew Foster (Kent)
Ian Atherton (Keele), 'Remembering the English Civil Wars in parish registers'
Fiona McCall (Portsmouth), 'The wickedly wicked times: loyalist memories of the interregnum parish'
Imogen Peck (Coventry), 'Veterans, commemorations and the politics of the parish in early modern England'
SESSION 5: ENVIRONMENT
Chair - Maria Tauber (Warwick)
Hannah Reeve (Newcastle), 'Perambulation in Yorkshire: Boundary beating in the long eighteenth century'
Hàìghlèàgh Winslade (Winchester), 'Parish churches in the downland and their connections to the landscape'
[abstract] [reflections on the Symposium paper, with further materials]
COMMENT by Nicola Whyte
GENERAL DISCUSSION & OUTLOOK (chat file)
Symposium Teasers (May 2020)
Full Webinar Programme of Panels & Papers (7 November 2020)
Symposium Report by Maria Tauber (for H/SOZ/KULT published on 17 December 2020)
For further information mail Beat Kümin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN FOR THE 19TH SYMPOSIUM IN MAY 2021 !
Image Credit: Damian Camenzind, ‘Prospect of Gersau’ (1813). By kind permission of Gersau District Council.
Event contact: Beat Kümin
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Warwick's:
Following the symposium, our speakers Ian Atherton, Fiona McCall, Imogen Peck & Michael Sewell pursued their overlapping research interests in a collaborative post on 'The Impact of the Civil War on English Parishes'
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