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'Luther Abroad – Luther Received': conference with keynotes by Kat Hill, Peter Marshall and others; further information contact Dr Charlotte Methuen: or Dr Allan Smith:, to register use Eventbrite (University of Hull, 4-6 April 2017)

'The Material Culture of Religious Change and Continuity 1400-1600': (University of Huddersfield, Tuesday 11 April until Wednesday 12 April 2017)

‘Identity in the Middle Ages': 2017 Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference, welcoming submissions from any discipline related to the study of the Middle Ages, and from any time period c.500-c.1500; call for 300-word abstracts for 20-minute papers (or other presentation formats) to Esther Lewis at by Friday 10th February 2016, labelling your email “Medieval Midlands Conference Submission” (De Montfort University, Leicester, 27-28 April 2017).

'The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland' (New College, University of Edinburgh, 12 May 2017)

Fifteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research (University of Warwick, Central Campus, Humanities Building, Saturday 20 May 2017).

'The Uses of History in Early Modern Religious Controversies': international conference, register via email: (Huntingdon Room at The Kings Manor, University of York, 2 June 2017)

‘Towards an Art History of the Parish Church, 1200-1399', conference co-organized by James Alexander Cameron (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Meg Bernstein (University of California, Los Angeles) to revisit the question of the parish church and its relationship to medieval visual culture. Call for abstracts of up to 300 words & a current CV to by 15 December 2016 (London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2-3 June 2017).

'Melancholy and Enthusiasm: Confessional Debates on Religious Zeal in Early Modern Europe', a summer course at Geneva's Reformation history institute, co-directed by Maria-Cristina Pitassi and Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci, with registration required by 6 March (Geneva, 6-10 June 2017)

'Norwich and the Medieval Parish Church c.900 - 2017: The Making of a Fine City,' with papers on 17-18th June and site visits on 19th June (Norwich, 17-19 June 2017).

The “British” Churches 1603-1707’: timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the launching of the Five Articles of Perth by James VI & I in Scotland in 1617, this conference organised by Professor Kenneth Fincham seeks to bring together scholars with an interest in religion across the British Isles during the 17th century (University of Kent, 22-23 June 2017)

'Defining Heterodoxy in Protestantism: between Churches and States (16th-18th centuries)', two-day conference on religious authority and church-state relations; paper proposals / further information contacts: and (Lyon/France, 30 June - 1 July 2017)

'The Late Medieval & Early Reformation Church': a symposium marking the retirement of Professor Robert Swanson, with contributions by Janet Burton, Chris Dyer, Rob Lutton, Peter Marshall, Miri Rubin, Bill Sheils, Robert Swanson and Elizabeth Tingle (Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, 30 June 2017)

'Religion and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods': conference marking the launch of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict, with a keynote by Martyn Bennett; call for 200 word abstracts of papers to be sent to by 7 April (Nottingham Trent University, 11-13 July)

‘Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation' [Cultural Impacts of the Reformation]‘. International and interdisciplinary conference on the transformations caused by the religious changes of the 16th century; call for papers – abstracts of max. 3000 characters (all inclusive) to be submitted to by 1 August 2016, (Leucorea, Wittenberg/Germany; 7-11 August 2017).

'Martin Luther and the East Midlands': A one-day public history & archaeology conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation in Europe and Britain; for details contact Professor Elizabeth Tingle (De Montfort University, Leicester, 30 September 2017)

'Baroque Parish Churches and Their Decoration: A New Field of Research / Die barocken Pfarrkirchen und ihre Dekoration: Ein neues Feld der Forschung':International Conference (Vienna, 23–25 October, 2017)

'Reformation on the Record': conference on recent research on records from The National Archives; call for 20-minute papers by 30 April to (TNA Kew, 3-4 November 2017)

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