Dissenting Experience Research blog on early-modern nonconformity

Dissenting Academies Online: Virtual Library System (Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies) 0

Dissenting Academies Online: Virtual Library System (Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies)

The Virtual Library System was relaunched in September 2013 with the addition of the Catalogue of the Library of the Lancashire Independent College, Manchester (1885) and details of the 2,500 surviving books from the Northern Congregational College,...

A New Edition of the Bunyan Church Book, 1656-1710 0

A New Edition of the Bunyan Church Book, 1656-1710

By Michael Davies, University of Liverpool The purpose of this edition (currently in preparation, and forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2015) is to provide literary scholars and historians, as well as students and general readers, with...

The Lucy Hutchinson Conference 0

The Lucy Hutchinson Conference

Make sure you visit the website of the Centre for Early Modern Studies (University of Oxford) for details about the Lucy Hutchinson Conference, to be held at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, on Thursday 28 november 2013. You...

The ‘presbyterianism’ of Richard Heyrick 0

The ‘presbyterianism’ of Richard Heyrick

By James Mawdesley, The University of Sheffield N.B. References in brackets refer to The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly 1643-1652, ed. Chad van Dixhoorn (5 vols., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). I have recently been...

The Richard L. Greaves Award to Kathleen Lynch 0

The Richard L. Greaves Award to Kathleen Lynch

On 15 August 2013, Kathleen Lynch received the award from David Gay, chairman of the  selection committee (2010-2013), for her monograph, Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.  The Richard L....

CFP: Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body 0

CFP: Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

This is a CFP forwarded by Rachel Adcock (Loughborough) that might be of interest to those working on dissenting women: 22-23 July 2014, Loughborough University. Plenary speakers: Professor Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins) and Dr Katharine Hodgkin (University...

IJBS Conference: last days to register 0

IJBS Conference: last days to register

Registration for the 7th Triennal Conference of the International John Bunyan Society (12-16 August 2013) will close on 31 July 2013. The theme this year is ‘John Bunyan : Conscience, History and Justice’ and Nigel Smith is hosting it...

A bit of publicity! 0

A bit of publicity!

Hypotheses.org, which we are using for this blog, was mentioned at the JISC Collections/OAPEN Foundation international conference at the British Library last week (on open access to HSS monographs). Plenary speaker Jean-Claude Guédon singled it out as...

Early-modern dissent and visual culture 1

Early-modern dissent and visual culture

As Michael, Joel and I are little by little filling up the pages of this blog, we realize how little suitable material there seems to be out there to use to illustrate it. Of course, portraits of...

Why ‘Dissenting Experience’? 0

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),...