Past Presidents of the EHS

 Year: President; Theme / volume title (date published)

  • 2016-17 Stewart Jay BrownChurch and Empire 
  • 2015-16: Simon Ditchfield; Translating Christianity
  • 2014-15: Frances AndrewsDoubting Christianity: The Church and Doubt (forthcoming, 2016)
  • 2013-14: John WolffeChristianity and Religious Plurality, SCH 51 (2015)
  • 2012-13: Alexandra WalshamReligion and the Household, SCH 50 (2014)
  • 2011-12: Sarah FootThe Church on its Past, SCH 49 (2013)
  • 2010-11: Sheridan GilleyThe Church and Literature, SCH 48 (2012)      
  • 2009-10: Andrew LouthSaints and Sanctity, SCH 47 (2011)
  • 2008-9: W. J. Sheils; The Church and the Natural World; published as God’s Bounty? The Churches and the Natural World, SCH 46 (2010)   
  • 2007-8: Robert Swanson; The Church and the Afterlife; published as The Church, the Afterlife and the Fate of the Soul, SCH 45 (2009)      
  • 2006-7: David BebbingtonRevival and Resurgence in Christian History, SCH 44 (2008)
  • 2005-6: Averil CameronDiscipline and Diversity, SCH 43 (2007)  
  • 2004-5: Eamon DuffyElite and Popular Religion, SCH 42 (2006)
  • 2003-4: Brenda BoltonSigns, Wonders, Miracles: Representations of Divine Power in the Life of the Church, SCH 41 (2005)
  • 2002-3: Hugh McLeodRetribution, Repentance and Reconciliation, SCH 40 (2004)
  • 2001-2: Henry Mayr-HartingThe Church and Mary, SCH 39 (2004)
  • 2000-1: Margaret AstonThe Church and the Book, SCH 38 (2004)
  • 1999-2000: Stuart Mews; Work, Rest and Play: Religious Aspects of the Use of Time; published as The Use and Abuse of Time, SCH 37 (2002)
  • 1998-9: Colin Morris; Christians and the Holy Land; published as The Holy Land, Holy Lands and Christian History, SCH 36 (2000)
  • 1997-8: Stuart G. HallContinuity and Change in Christian Worship, SCH 35 (1999)
  • 1996-7: Anthony FletcherGender and Christian Religion, SCH 34 (1998)
  • 1995-6: David M. Thompson (in place of the late Andrew Martindale)The Church Retrospective, SCH 33 (1997)
  • 1994-5: David M. ThompsonUnity and Diversity in the Church, SCH 32 (1996)
  • 1993-4: Janet L. NelsonThe Church and Childhood, SCH 31 (1994)
  • 1992-3: David Loades; Martyrs and Martyrology; published as Martyrs and Martyrologies, SCH 30 (1994)
  • 1991-2: Barrie DobsonChristianity and Judaism, SCH 29 (1993)
  • 1990-1: Clyde BinfieldThe Church and the Arts, SCH 28 (1992)
  • 1989-90: Claire CrossWomen in the Church, SCH 27 (1990)
  • 1988-9: Owen ChadwickThe Ministry: Clerical and Lay, SCH 26 (1990)
  • 1987-8: J. A. Watt; The Churches in Ireland and the Irish in Churches in Britain and Overseas; published as The Churches, Ireland and the Irish, SCH 25 (1989)
  • 1986-7: Michael WilksThe Church and Wealth, SCH 24 (1987)
  • 1985-6: Patrick Collinson; Voluntary Religious Societies and Associations; published as Voluntary Religion, SCH 23 (1986)
  • 1984-5: Henry ChadwickMonks, Hermits and the Ascetic Tradition, SCH 22 (1985)
  • 1983-4: G. R. EltonPersecution and Toleration, SCH 21 (1984)
  • 1982-3: Christopher HoldsworthThe Church and War, SCH 20 (1983)
  • 1981-2: Terence RangerThe Church and Healing, SCH 19 (1982)
  • 1980-1: Keith RobbinsReligion and National Identity, SCH 18 (1982)
  • 1979-80: Denys HayReligion and Humanism, SCH 17 (1981)
  • 1978-9: Robert MarkusThe Church in Town and Countryside, SCH 16 (1979)
  • 1977-8: John McMannersReligious Motivation: Biographical and Sociological Problems for the Church Historian, SCH 15 (1978)
  • 1976-7: J. K. CameronRenaissance and Renewal in Christian History, SCH 14 (1977)
  • 1975-6: Donald NicolThe Orthodox Churches and the West, SCH 13 (1976)
  • 1974-5: Basil HallChurch, Society and Politics, SCH 12 (1975)
  • 1973-4: Rosalind M. T. HillThe Materials, Sources and Methods of Ecclesiastical History, SCH 11 (1975)
  • 1972-3: G. F. NuttallSanctity and Secularity, SCH 10 (1973)
  • 1971-2: W. H. C. Frend; Heresy, Schism and Religious Protest; published as Schism, Heresy and Religious Protest, SCH 9 (1972)
  • 1970-1: W. R. WardPopular Belief and Practice, SCH 8 (1972)
  • 1969-70: Walter UllmannCouncils and Assemblies, SCH 7 (1971)
  • 1968-9: C. N. L. BrookeThe Mission of the Church and the Propagation of the Faith, SCH 6 (1970)
  • 1967-8: A. G. Dickens (in place of the late E. C. Ratcliff)The Church and Academic Learning, SCH 5 (1969)
  • 1966-7: A. G. DickensThe Province of York, SCH 4 (1967)
  • 1965-6: E. F. Jacob
  • 1964-5: S. L. Greenslade; SCH 3 (1966)
  • 1963-4: C. W. Dugmore; SCH 2 (1965)
  • 1962-3: M. D. Knowles; SCH 1 (1964)
  • 1961-2: M. D. Knowles

Adapted from Stella Fletcher, ‘A very agreeable society’: The Ecclesiastical History Society 1961-2011