Martin Luther and the East Midlands, September 2017 One-Day Conference

Martin Luther2017 will be the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and the beginnings of the Reformations in Britain and Europe. To mark the event, there will be a one-day conference on the impact of the Reformations on the East Midlands, co-sponsored by East Midlands History and Heritage, held at De Montfort University, Leicester.

This will be the first of a series of day events promoted by EMHH on the history and heritage of the region.

We would like to bring together local historians, archaeologists, post-graduate students and academics to examine the impact of the Reformations and religious change on the people and communities of the East Midlands region.

If you are working on any aspect of the religious history of the East Midlands in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, or if you would like to come along to the conference, we would be interested in hearing from you.

We would welcome 20 minute presentations, 5 minute presentations, posters and displays. Topics might include:

  •  Impact on the parish and parish churches
  •  Dissolution of the monasteries and religious houses
  • Individual writers, preachers and religious reformers
  • Changes in religious belief and ideas of communities/individuals
  • Material and visual culture of religious change
  • Impact on townscapes and landscapes
  • Sources useful for Reformation studies
  • Catholicism under the Tudors.

But there are many other areas of life that might also be examined.

If you are interested in attending and/or participating, please contact Prof Elizabeth Tingle at De Montfort University. Email:

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