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Call for Papers for Special Edition of Religions

This Special Issue of Religions will focus on lived religion and devotional practices as found in the domestic settings of medieval Europe from c.1000 to c.1550. More particularly, it will investigate to what degree the experience of personal or familial religious practice in the domestic realm and the more public expression of faith in liturgical or communal settings intersected.

Michael Kennedy Prize Winner

We are delighted to be able to announce that the winner of last year's Michael Kennedy Prize, for the best paper given by a postgraduate student at one of our meetings, is Jenny Bond (SOAS), for ‘“The One for the Many”: Zeng Baosun, Louise Hester Barnes and the Yifang School for Girls and Changshua, 1893-1918’. The prize is worth £500 and will be published in the forthcoming 2019 Studies in Chuch History.

 

2018 Book Prize Shortlist

We are pleased to announce that three books have been shortlisted for the inaugural EHS Book Prize: Linden Bicket's George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic  Imagination (Edinburgh UP); William H. Campbell, The Landscape of Pastoral Care in 13th-Century England (CUP); and Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Defiant Priests: domestic unions, violence and clerical masculinity in fourteenth-century Catalunya (Cornell UP).

The winner will be announced at the Winter Meeting on 12 January 2019.

Postgraduate Bursaries Awarded

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded fifteen postgraduate bursaries for the upcoming conference Church and the Law 2018 held in Cambridge.

The recipients of the bursary are:

Desmond Atkinson (Exeter)

Michele Baitieri (Nottingham)

Dan Cruickshank (Glasgow)

Eloise Davies (Cambridge)

Nicholas Dixon (Cambridge)

Susannah Handley (St Andrews)

Carol Phoebe Kearns (Winchester)

Ross Kennedy (Glasgow)

Samuel Lane (Oxford)

George Morris (Cambridge)

Robert Piggott (Huddersfield)

Medium Ævum Annual Lecture, Meeting and Colloquium - Medieval Life Writing

Join the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Harris Manchester College, Oxford in celebrating their 60th Annual Lecture - Medieval Life Writing: Principles and Practice. The programme is up and registration is now open. www.hmc.oxac.uk/event/medieval-life-writing-principles-and-practice/

World Christianities Prize by the Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Congratulations to Pedro Feitoza, a postgraduate member of the EHS, who has recently been awarded the inaugural World Christianities Prize by the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, for his essay ‘Experiment in missionary writing: Protestant missions and the Imprensa Evangelica (Evangelical Press) in Brazil, 1864-1892’ 
https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/news/179-phd-student-pedro-feitoza-wins-first-world-christianities-essay-prize

Methodist Ministers at War: Wesleyan Methodist Chaplains of World War I

The John Rylands Library has launched a digitised manuscript volume containing service records of over 300 Wesleyan Methodist ministers who served as chaplains in the British military during World War I. Further details are available via a JRL Special Collections blog article https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/methodist-ministers-at-war-wesleyan-chaplains-of-world-war-i/

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