Martin Luther and the East Midlands
A one-day history and archaeology conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation in Europe and Britain.
The conference will examine some of the effects of the Reformation on the East Midlands in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Conference including lunch and refreshments: £25 waged/£20 concession
Registration information: Booking is through the DMU e-store.
9.45 Welcome. Reformation 500 and the East Midlands (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)
10-11.15am Session 1: Dissolution: The Impact of Reformation on Religious Houses.
Dr Richard Buckley (ULAS), Excavations at Leicester Abbey
Dr Deirdre O’Sullivan (Univ of Leicester), Friars, Friaries and the Reformation.
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.45-13.00 Session 2: Reformation of the Parish
Professor John Beckett & Dr Chris Brooke (Univ of Nottingham). The Parish Church in the Sixteenth Century: the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project
Dr Sylvia Gill (Univ of Birmingham), 'Of honest conversation and competently learned'. Chantry Priests of the East and West Midlands
14.00-15.15 Session 3: Devotions and Demons in the Reformation
Chair: Prof John Coffey
Dr Stephen Bates (Univ of Warwick), The Virgin Mary and the Reformation in the East Midlands.
Paula McBride (Univ of Bristol), Witchcraft in the East Midlands
15.15-15.30 Tea break
15.30-16.45 Session 4: Wills of the People in an Era of Religious Change.
Dr Brian Hodgkinson, ‘For my Soul’: Testamentary donations to the Church in Lincolnshire 1520-1540
Dr Marianne Wilson (TNA), Reformed remembrances? Testamentary legacies from the inhabitants of Lincoln Cathedral close in the sixteenth century.
16.45 Conclusions (Prof Elizabeth Tingle)