Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism

 

28–30 June 2017 
University of Notre Dame’s London Gateway, London, UK.

Conference Organizers: Brad Gregory (Notre Dame), James Kelly (Durham), Susannah Monta (Notre Dame)

Speakers include: Caroline Bowden (QMUL), John McCafferty (UCD), Thomas McCoog (Fordham), Susannah Monta (Notre Dame), Thomas O’Connor (Maynooth), Michael Questier (QMUL),  Alison Shell (UCL)

The third biannual Early Modern British and Irish Catholicism conference, jointly hosted by Durham University and the University of Notre Dame, will concentrate on the relationship between religious orders and British and Irish Catholicism. A wealth of recent scholarship has focussed on the activities of both male and female religious following the upheavals of the sixteenth century. This conference will consider the relationship between religious orders and those on the western peripheries of Catholic Europe. These relationships are to be explored in the widest possible framework, including through the religious orders as links between English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Catholics, and the global Church; British and Irish religious in exile; the presence of members of religious orders in Britain and Ireland; memories of pre-Reformation religious orders such as in the landscape; religious orders in the non-Catholic imagination; the views of Britain and Ireland held by religious orders and their international membership. The timeframe being considered is broad, from c.1530 to 1800.

The conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes papers from researchers in fields including History, Literary Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Musicology and Art History.

We invite proposals for 20 minute communications on any related theme from any field. Panel proposals consisting of three speakers are also encouraged.

Please send proposals (c. 200 words) by email to Cormac Begadon (cormac.begadon@durham.ac.uk) by 27 January 2017 at the latest.

For questions relating to booking and travel, please contact Hannah Thomas (hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk). For general queries relating to the conference, please contact James Kelly (james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk).

 

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