Why ‘Dissenting Experience’?

This research blog is dedicated to all aspects of early-modern dissent in Britain, from c. 1500 to c. 1800. Our main interest lies in the history, literature, culture and heritage of the so-called ‘gathered Churches’ (Congregationalists and Baptists), but also of the Presbyterians, as well as Quakers and sects.

Our aim is three-fold : (a) to provide a source of information for students and scholars on all aspects of dissenting studies : calls for papers, conferences, information on research projects, news from libraries and archives, activities of learned societies, new books and major articles…(b) to provide a forum where to discuss new findings and sources, methodology, and the future of the discipline, which includes jobs, research grants, and Visiting Fellowships, internet resources and links (c) to centralise information about doctoral theses in progress and to provide a space where graduate students can learn about each other’s projects.

The blog is based on a collaboration between students, scholars, but also members of the general public sharing our interest in early-modern dissent, who are willing to provide information and participate in the development and promotion of dissenting studies.

Please feel free to contact us, share your news, add comments to our posts, and don’t forget to “register your interest”. We are particularly keen to hear from graduate students, archivists and librarians.


Anne Page

Anne Dunan-Page is Professor of early modern British studies at Aix-Marseille University

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