Postgraduate Symposium — Call for Papers

Lambeth Palace Library

Please note: extended deadline

To mark its third year, the AHRC-funded research project Remembering the Reformation (Prof. Alex Walsham, PI, Prof. Brian Cummings, CI) will hold a day-long POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM in association with the Ecclesiastical History Society, The Church of England Record Society and Lambeth Palace Library, on the 25th October 2018. The symposium will take place at Lambeth Palace Library, will include a roundtable discussion with Prof. Euan Cameron, Prof. Mary Laven, Prof. Brian Cummings and Prof. Alex Walsham,  and will close with a public lecture by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, provisionally entitled ‘Matters Overlooked: Straightening out the Story of the Reformation’.

The symposium is intended to provide an opportunity for PhD students and early career academics (within four years of gaining the PhD) to share the fruits of their research in progress and gain feedback. We are keen to showcase new and interdisciplinary approaches to the European Reformations and their longer term legacies in the context of enduring historiographical traditions about these movements, as well as to consider a range of ways in which the theme of memory (broadly conceived) offers an illuminating new prism through which to investigate this topic.

We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of the Reformation, although papers that focus on how the Reformation was remembered, forgotten, contested and re-invented from the sixteenth century through to the present day will be preferred. We welcome submissions from students and postdoctoral scholars based in History, English Literature, Theology, Art History and other departments. Titles and abstracts of 100–200 words should be submitted with a short biographical note to rememberingthereformation@hist.cam.ac.uk by 1st May.

Registration for non-speakers will open in early September. The symposium will be free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Remembering the Reformation is in a position to offer 5 bursaries of £100 each to contribute to the travel expenses of selected speakers. If you would like to apply for one of these bursaries please send a statement of need with your paper proposal giving details about your circumstances and the importance of the symposium to your work.