Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom

Prof Robert Swanson
Department of Medieval History,
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham,
B15 2TT
Telephone: +44 121 443 5439; Fax: +44 121 414 3656

 E-mail: R.N.Swanson@bham.ac.uk

 
   

REPORTS OF THE BRITISH SUB-COMMISSION

Report published: 
Die, 2015-06-02

REPORT OF THE BRITISH SUB-COMMISSION, 2014-15

 

The British Sub-Commission continues to function in symbiosis with the Ecclesiastical History Society, with the President of the Sub-Commission serving on the EHS Committee.

In 2014 the theme of the EHS’s summer conference (held at the University of Sheffield) and winter meeting (held in London) was ‘Doubting Christianity: The Church and Doubt’, under the presidency of Prof. Frances Andrews. Selected papers will be published in Studies in Church History, 53, which will appear in 2017. Studies in Church History, 51, containing selected papers from the conferences of 2012-13 (on Christianity and Religious Plurality), will be published this summer. In March 2015 the EHS also sponsored its regular annual one-day postgraduate conference on ecclesiastical history, this year held at Magdalene College, Cambridge, in February 2015.

The hope expressed in last year’s report that the volume of selected papers from the Anglo-Dutch Colloquium held at Canterbury in 2008 would be published in 2014 proved misguided; it should be published later this year.

The EHS Committee is well aware that much activity occurs within Britain which falls under CIHEC’s umbrella, but happens independently and without co-ordination. It is keen to develop beyond the existing situation, and is formulating proposals which to build a more effective and visible role for CIHEC among ecclesiastical historians in the UK.

 

                                                                                                                              R.N. Swanson,

                                                                                                                              President, British Sub-Commission

                                                                                                                              31 May 2015

 

Previous report:

 

 

REPORT OF THE BRITISH SUB-COMMISSION, 2013-14

 

The British Sub-Commission continues to function in symbiosis with the Ecclesiastical History Society, with the President of the Sub-Commission serving on the EHS Committee.

EHS activities accordingly provide the core of any annual British report. In 2013 the theme of the EHS’s summer conference (held at the University of Chichester) and winter meeting (held in London) was ‘Christianity and Religious Pluralism’, under the presidency of Prof. John Wolffe, Professor of Religious History at the Open University. Selected papers will be published in Studies in Church History, 52, which will appear in 2016. Studies in Church History, 49, entitled The Church on its Past, was published in May 2013, containing selected papers from the conferences of 2011-12. Studies in Church History, 50, containing papers on the theme of The Church and the Household, from the conferences of 2012-13, was published in April 2014. The next summer conference, on the theme of ‘Doubting Christianity: The Church and Doubt’ will be held at the University of Sheffield on 22-24 July, under the presidency of Prof. Frances Andrews. The EHS also sponsored the annual one-day postgraduate conference on ecclesiastical history held at Manchester University in February 2014.

The long-delayed volume of selected papers from the Anglo-Dutch Colloquium held at Canterbury in 2008 has now gone to press with Brill, and should be published later this year.

A joint conference between EHS and the American Society of Church History was held at Oxford Brookes University from 3-5 April 2014, on the theme of ‘Migration and Mission in Christian History’.

                                                                                                                              R.N. Swanson,

                                                                                                                              President, British Sub-Commission

                                                                                                                              30 May 2014

 

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REPORT OF THE BRITISH SUB-COMMISSION 2012-2013

The British Sub-Commission continues to function in symbiosis with the Ecclesiastical History Society, with the President of the Sub-Commission serving on the EHS Committee.

EHS activities accordingly provide the core of any annual British report. In 2012 the theme of the EHS’s summer conference (held at the University of Bangor) and winter meeting (held in London) was ‘Religion and the Household’, under the presidency of Prof. Alex Walsham, Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. Selected papers will be published in Studies in Church History, 50, which will appear in 2014. Studies in Church History, 48, entitled The Church and Literature, was published in summer 2012, containing selected papers from the conferences of 2010-11. Studies in Church History, 49, containing papers on the theme of The Church and Literature, from the conferences of 2011-12, will appear later this year. The next summer conference, on the theme of Christians and Religious Plurality’will be held at the University of Chichesteron 17-20 July, under the presidency of Prof. John Wolffe. The EHS also sponsored the annual one-day postgraduate conference on ecclesiastical history held at Manchester University in February 2013.

The projected publication of selected papers from the Anglo-Dutch Colloquium held at Canterbury in 2008 remains delayed, but is now anticipated for late 2013 or 2014. Selected papers from the Anglo-Scandinavian conference held at Lund in 2007 were published in 2012 as Jeremy Gregory and Hugh McLeod, eds, International Religious Networks, Studies in Church History subsidia 14

A joint conference between EHS and the American Society of Church History is being planned, to be held in Oxford from 3-5 April 2014

                                                                                                                R.N. Swanson,

                                                                                                                President, British Sub-Commission

 

                                                                                                                29 May 2013