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Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research


University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study, Saturday 11 May 2024, c. 10.30-18

Co-organized by Miia Kuha (Jyväskylä / My-Parish Visiting Researcher) & Beat Kümin (Warwick / My-Parish)
with Angus Crawford & Kristi Flake (Warwick)
Featuring a Keynote Address by Katalin Szende (Central European University)
The Call for Papers has closed and the full programme will appear here shortly

Petäjävesi Church 1840

Petäjävesi Church and old parsonage in Central Finland painted by A.F. or C.E. Soldan (1840).
The Finnish Heritage Agency, Historical Picture Collection.


This year’s theme intersects with the interdisciplinary field of memory studies, focusing particularly on when / how / why parishioners remember(ed) events, customs, people and other aspects of their locality & culture. The day features a keynote address by Katalin Szende (Central European University) and coincides with Miia Kuha’s visiting fellowship at My-Parish & Beat Kümin’s project on tower capsule deposits.

We invited 15-minute contributions on any related topic, source, concept, method or debate from the Middle Ages to the present for the British Isles, Continental Europe and / or the wider world (closing date was 1 March) and are working on compiling the programme. The Symposium will be held on Warwick's Central Campus near Coventry and has always been an inclusive forum of exchange between anyone with active research interests in parish culture from whatever background or career stage. It may be possible to offer a small number of postgraduate bursaries to help with travel expenses – please let the organizers know if you would like to apply.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Warwick's Network for Parish Research / History Department / Humanities Research Centre & the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Further information and updates will be published here on our homepage at:



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