Martin Luther and the East Midlands

30 September 2017 10am-5pm
De Montfort University, Leicester (Clephan Building)

A 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.

Dr Stephen Bates (Univ of Warwick), The Virgin Mary and the Reformation in the East Midlands.
Professor John Beckett & Dr Chris Brooke (Univ of Nottingham). The Parish Church in the Sixteenth Century: the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project
Dr Richard Buckley (ULAS), Excavations at Leicester Abbey
Dr Sylvia Gill (Univ of Birmingham), Chantry Priests of the East and West Midlands
Paula McBride (Univ of Bristol), Witchcraft in the East Midlands
Dr Deirdre O’Sullivan (Univ of Leicester), Friars, Friaries and the Reformation.
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. 

Draft programme is available here.

Conference + lunch + refreshments = £25 waged/£20 concession

Booking is available on the DMU website

For details contact Professor Elizabeth Tingle

Local History Societies and Post-Graduate Students who would like to display a poster/materials about their work, are welcome to reserve a foyer table or poster space. Contact above. 


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