About Us

Photo credit: Late 15th-century stained glass window depicting an abbess, nun or patron of Llanllugan Church in Powys, Wales. Reproduced with kind permissions by Dr Jane Cartwright

This website has been created by members of the History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) to encourage research and make available material to facilitate that research at all levels.  We are broad in scope and time period covering the history of religous women from medieval to modern times.  

The organisation includes both academics, archivists, students and others interested in this area of study. They come from all over the world and meet at our annual conference; otherwise they communicate electronically via a listserve and social media platforms.

If you would like to contribute to this discussion please contact us.

Dr Caroline Bowden | Dr Carmen Mangion Dr Deirdre RafteryDr Kimm Curran

© J Cartwright,  Llanllugan Convent Church

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