On 30 September 2017 between 10am-5pm at De Montfort University, Clephan Building 0.01, Leicester there will be one-day public history & archaeology conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation in Europe and Britain.
The conference will examine some of the effects of the Reformation on the East Midlands in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
- 9.15-9.45 Registration
- 9.45 Welcome. Reformation 500 and the East Midlands (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)
- 10-11.15 Session 1: Dissolution: The Impact of Reformation on Religious Houses. Chair: tbc Dr Richard Buckley (ULAS), Excavations at Leicester Abbey Dr Deirdre O’Sullivan (Univ of Leicester), Friars, Friaries and the Reformation.
- 11.15-11.30 Coffee break
- 11.45-13.00 Session 2: Reformation of the Parish Chair: tbc Professor John Beckett & Dr Chris Brooke (Univ of Nottingham). The Parish Church in the Sixteenth Century: the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project Dr Sylvia Gill (Univ of Birmingham), ‘Of honest conversation and competently learned’. Chantry Priests of the East and West Midlands
- 13.00-14.00 Lunch
- 14.00-15.15 Session 3: Devotions and Demons in the Reformation Chair: Prof John Coffey Dr Stephen Bates (Univ of Warwick), The Virgin Mary and the Reformation in the East Midlands. Paula McBride (Univ of Bristol), Witchcraft in the East Midlands
- 15.15-15.30 Tea break
- 15.30-16.45 Session 4: Wills of the People in an Era of Religious Change. Chair: tbc Dr Brian Hodgkinson, ‘For my Soul’: Testamentary donations to the Church in Lincolnshire
- 1520-1540 Dr Marianne Wilson (TNA), Reformed remembrances? Testamentary legacies from the inhabitants of Lincoln Cathedral close in the sixteenth century.>
- 16.45 Conclusions (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)
Conference + lunch + refreshments = £25 waged/£20 concession
Booking is available on the DMU website at: http://store.dmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-art-design-humanities/conferences/martin-luther-and-the-east-midlands-30-september-2017
For details contact Professor Elizabeth Tingle email@example.com