Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern

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Date(s) - 16 September - 17 September
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University of Huddersfield

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Extended deadline for abstracts: Monday 20 July 2015

This conference is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope.  It aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil.

Keynote speaker: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck, University of London)

Confirmed speakers include: Katherine J Lewis, Rebecca Rist and Sarah Bastow

The new deadline reflects the interest we have received in wider European experience. We welcome papers that focus on British and European devotion. The conference, co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope, aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Themes include:

– Religion and Society: Domestic piety and lay/household Catholicism.

– Material Culture and ritual objects.

– The economy of piety: indulgences, relics and paying for piety. 

– Personal and public piety: Continuity and change over the medieval and early modern periods.

– Devotional reading, writing and performance.

– Geography, place and space in Catholic piety.

Please send proposals to devotionalpracticeconference@gmail.com