2018 IJBS Day Conference Programme

The programme for the 2018 IJBS Regional Day Conference is now set. The conference is organised in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University. Details are below and a Conference Programme can be downloaded here.


Keele University, Staffordshire, Friday 13 April 2018

10.00–10.20  Registration and coffee

10.20–10.30  Introductory remarks: Rachel Adcock, Bob Owens, David Walker

10.30–11.30   Plenary 1: Johanna Harris, University of Exeter
‘“Heroick vertue”: Joseph Alleine’s letters and Protestant martyrology’

11.30–1.00    First Panel
Ann Hughes, Keele University: ‘“The Churches Cordiall in her fainting fits”: The memorial practices of a Presbyterian activist at the Restoration’
Matthew Bingham, Queen’s University, Belfast: ‘Re-appropriating Ritual and Rethinking Radicalism: General Baptists and the Imposition of Hands’
Joel Halcomb, University of East Anglia: ‘Mystery in the archives: A seventeenth-century journal and its twentieth-century nonconformist historian’

1.00–2.00     Lunch

2.00–3.30     Second Panel
Jenna Townend, Loughborough University: ‘“Not like minded with the Reverd Author”?: Re-appropriations of George Herbert and the formation of dissenting identities’
Andrew Crome, Manchester Metropolitan University: ‘Memories of Münster and Representations of Dissent, 1660-1700’
Robert Daniel, University of Warwick: ‘“To make a second Book of Martyrs”: Re-Appropriating Foxe in the Nonconformist Prison Narratives of Seventeenth-Century England’

3.30–3.40     Tea

3.40–4.40     Plenary 2: John Coffey, University of Leicester
‘Rewriting the History of Dissent’

4.40–4.50     Concluding remarks and departure 

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free of charge, but prior registration by 30 March is essential as numbers are limited. To register, please email r.c.adcock@keele.ac.uk, bob.owens@beds.ac.uk, and david5.walker@northumbria.ac.uk giving details of name; title; affiliation; email address; and any dietary requirements; and they will send you a link to the conference ‘e-store’. Morning and afternoon refreshments and a light lunch will be provided, costing £15 payable through the ‘e-store’.