Stories of Survival: Three Post-doctoral fellowships at Oxford

The adverts have just gone live for THREE post-doctoral fellowships at Oxford to work on Dr John-Paul Ghobrial's project on Eastern Christianity, ca. 16th-18th centuries.  These posts are for three years each (2016-2019), and they will be amazing opportunities for early career researchers to carry out their own individual research alongside the research of the project. 

Latin and Palaeography Summer School at Keele University

Now in its 39th year, the Latin and Palaeography Summer School at Keele University provides expert training, in small groups, for those who need to learn how to read and translate documents in medieval ​Latin. It is especially suitable for those researching the history of particular places, but also for more general interest in aspects of medieval lives.

​ One of the specialist courses this year is on Medieval Church Courts.​

Launch of the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English

The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English launched in January 2016, is a collaboration between the School of English and Drama and the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, focusing on Roman Catholicism, the Church of England, Protestant dissent, Methodism, and Judaism. 

Their website is available here: http://www.sed.qmul.ac.uk/religionandliterature

St Werburgh's Church, Derby: Research Project

St Werburgh's Church, Derby, is a redundant Anglican church under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Volunteers there are seeking to set up a research project with a view to applying for Heritage Lottery Funding. They hope to relate the ecclesiastical context the social history of the parish and the wider geography of the city. The first phase includes the transcription of the nineteenth century census alongside research into the church memorials and families associated with them. They also intend to research the incumbents.

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