Martin Luther and the East Midlands

Event Date: 
30 Sep 2017

 De Montfort University, Leicester, Clephan Building 0.01


Draft Programme.


9.15-9.45 Registration.

9.45 Welcome. Reformation 500 and the East Midlands (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)


10-11.15 Session 1: Dissolution: The Impact of Reformation on Religious Houses.

Chair: tbc

Dr Richard Buckley (ULAS), Excavations at Leicester Abbey

Dr Deirdre O’Sullivan (Univ of Leicester), Friars, Friaries and the Reformation.


11.15-11.30 Coffee break


11.45-13.00 Session 2: Reformation of the Parish

Chair: tbc

Professor John Beckett & Dr Chris Brooke (Univ of Nottingham). The Parish Church in the Sixteenth Century: the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project

Dr Sylvia Gill (Univ of Birmingham), 'Of honest conversation and competently learned'.Chantry Priests of the East and West Midlands


13.00-14.00 Lunch


14.00-15.15 Session 3: Devotions and Demons in the Reformation

Chair: Prof John Coffey

Dr Stephen Bates (Univ of Warwick), The Virgin Mary and the Reformation in the East Midlands.

Paula McBride (Univ of Bristol), Witchcraft in the East Midlands


15.15-15.30 Tea break


15.30-16.45 Session 4: Wills of the People in an Era of Religious Change.

Chair: tbc

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.


16.45 Conclusions (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)


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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