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Parish Research: Challenges to the Parish

The fifth annual symposium of the ‘Warwick Network for Parish Research’ addresses the general theme of ‘Challenges to the Parish’. It will take place in the Humanities Building of the University of Warwick on Saturday 19 May 2007 (11 am to 6 pm) and features the following papers:

‘Parochial religion, heterodoxy and nonconformity in two Wealden parishes, c. 1450-1640’
Rob Lutton (London University of the Arts)

‘Parish churches and the Catholic imagination in the Dutch Republic’
Judith Pollmann (Leiden University)

‘The porous parish, the Church of England and nonconformity: Leakage and seepage in late seventeenth and eighteenth-century England and New England’
Jeremy Gregory (University of Manchester)

‘Comment’, followed by a general discussion on current themes in parish studies

Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)

The Symposium is committed to long-term, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the European parish in the period between c. 1300-1800.

Thanks to the support of Warwick’s Humanities Research Centre, conference costs can be kept to a minimum, i.e. £10 for postgraduates and £20 for all other delegates (incl. lunch and refreshments).

In order to enhance discussion, and preserve an informal ‘seminar’ atmosphere, the number of places is limited, so please send your registration form as soon as possible, and by Friday 4 May 2007 at the latest, to Susan Dibben, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL. Cheques should be made payable to ‘University of Warwick’.

Registration forms are available on the Symposium homepage http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/parishsymposium

For further information please contact Dr Beat Kümin, Department of History, University of Warwick (b.kumin@warwick.ac.uk).