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?
Project administrator Tom Taylor reviews the months since our major conference and wishes all our supporters and followers a happy Christmas!
Report and information on conference held in Cambridge, 7-9 September 2017
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.
On — or at least around — the project's first anniversary, Ceri Law reflects upon our achievements so far.
This page lists some useful Reformation-related resources from around the web.
Professor Brian Cummings reflects on the mystery and the violence of iconoclasm, one year into the life of our project, and 500 years into the life of The Stainton Missal.
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.
York Minster Library holds an incomplete set of five part-books from Byrd and Tallis's Cantiones Sacrae. Bronwyn Wallace explores their unusual binding and how it encourages us to reconsider our attitude towards categories of Reformation anachronism.