The International John Bunyan Society was created in 1992 to promote scholarship devoted to the life, works and influence of John Bunyan (1628–1688), and to the literature, culture, history and heritage of British Nonconformity and Dissent.

The IJBS holds triennial conferences, alternating between North America and Europe, that embrace the full scope of early modern studies in the Dissenting tradition.

It awards the Richard L. Greaves Prize, which was established in 2004 in honour of the memory of Richard L. Greaves and funded by a generous grant from the Greaves family, and publishes Bunyan Studies: A Journal of Reformation and Nonconformist Culture.

We take special pride in offering graduate students the opportunity to get to know distinguished scholars. Conference publications, essay collections, the annual Early Career Essay Prize and the establishment of Bunyan Studies as the official academic journal of the IJBS, demonstrate the intellectual energy and commitment of the society and its members to fostering an outstanding research community.

The IJBS is now in its third decade of operation. We look forward to supporting new generations of students and scholars through our web site, our conferences, our newsletter, our journal, and in ways still to be imagined by our members.

If you are interested in joining us, please visit our ‘Membership Services’ page.

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‘Christian’s fight with Appollyon,’ in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, London: Carington Bowles, 1781.