History seminars at the IHR

Modern Religious History

Convenors: Dr. John Maiden (The Open University), and Prof. John Wolffe (The Open University)

Venue: Olga Crisp Room, 104

Time:  Wednesday, 5.15pm

Participants are most welcome to join the conveners and speaker for a drink and dinner after the seminar.

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
22 October Hall Caine's 'Mahomet': Religion, Empire, and Dramatic Censorship in Late-Victorian Britain

Kristan Tetens (University of Leicester)


5 November 'Come to pray on referendum day': The Church and the European Referendum, 1975

Dr Robert Saunders (Queen Mary, University of London)


19 November An 'anticipation of heaven'? Black and white Christian relations in England during the 1970s

Dr John Maiden (Open University)


3 December Missionary Millennialism and British Antislavery, 1790-1840

Professor John Coffey (University of Leicester)

Joint Seminar with Christian Missions in Global History


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
11 February 'The Writings of Querulous Women': Contraception, Conscience and Clerical Authority in 1960s Britain

Dr Alana Harris (Oxford)


25 February A new model of ecumenism: the practice of the Common Good in the partnership of Bishop David Sheppard and Archbishop Derek Worlock

Dr Maria Power (Liverpool)


11 March The Grand Tours and Conflicting Identities of Eighteenth-Century English Catholic Travellers: Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810) and Henry Swinburne (1743-1803)

Dr Alexander Lock (British Library)


25 March Farewell to Anglicanism: Evangelical Seceders from the Church of England 1964-76

Dr Andrew Atherstone (Oxford)