Research

Two eighteenth-century flagons: why remember?

In the first of our 'Object of the Month' post, Ceri Law considers a pair of eighteenth-century communion flagons and asks: Why do we — and why did people in the past — remember? And why might we, and they, seek to inscribe the memories of loved ones into objects and so fix them into our physical world?

The Smell of the Reformation

Professor Alexandra Walsham discusses an intriguing piece of Reformation memorabilia — a tobacco box engraved with images of Luther and Calvin — and explores the possible role of smell in memories of the Reformation.

Now We Are One

On — or at least around — the project's first anniversary, Ceri Law reflects upon our achievements so far.

Resources

This page lists some useful Reformation-related resources from around the web.

Marking Memory in John Favour's 'Antiquitie triumphing over Noveltie'

York Minster Library holds what is likely to be Archbishop Tobie Matthew's copy of John Favour's Antiquitite triumphing over Noveltie, a book dedicated to Tobie and possibly marked by him. In this post Dr Ceri Law explores the layers of memory and memorialisation of this copy of Favour's work, considered as text and then as book.