All Disciplines

Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800

Event Date: 
09 Jul 2015 to 11 Jul 2015

Across faiths and regions and throughout the world, the home was a centre for devotion in the early modern period. Holy books, prayer mats, candlesticks, inscriptions, icons, altars, figurines of saints and deities, paintings, prints and textiles all wove religion into the very fabric of the home. While research into religious practice during this period often focuses on institutions and public ceremonies, it is clear that the home played a profound role in shaping devotional experience, as a place for religious instruction, private prayer and contemplation, communal worship, and the performance of everyday rituals.

Poly-Olbion and the Writing of Britain

Event Date: 
10 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

Confirmed speakers include Alison Chapman, Andrew Hadfield, Bernhard Klein, Sara Trevisan, and Angus Vine. The conference will also feature presentations by the Poly-Olbion Project Team: Andrew McRae, Philip Schwyzer, Daniel Cattell, and Sjoerd Levelt.

Agency of Things: New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth – Sixteenth Centuries

Event Date: 
11 Jun 2015 to 12 Jun 2015

This two-day interdisciplinary conference seeks to investigate whether agency of things as a new research model more accurately than traditional theories and methods informs our understanding of religious, social, political and ideological systems or networks which shaped various communities (court, city, convent, pilgrim) during the period under investigation.

Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:

  • Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University
  • Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh
  • John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College


Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Event Date: 
03 Sep 2015 to 05 Sep 2015

Bangor University