Parish Memory: Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research – CALL FOR PAPERS

Date / time: 1 March, All day

Parish Memory: Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research - CALL FOR PAPERS


Symposium at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick 

11 May 2024, 10.30 AM – 6.00 PM

Parish Memory: Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research

Call for Papers, deadline – 1 March 2024

Call for Papers to be delivered at a one-day workshop co-organized by Miia Kuha (Jyväskylä / My-Parish Visiting Fellow) & Beat Kümin (Warwick / My-Parish) with Angus Crawford and Kristi Flake (Warwick).

The Symposium has met on an annual basis since 2003. This year’s theme intersects with the interdisciplinary field of memory studies, focusing particularly on when / how / why parishioners remember(ed) events, customs, people and other aspects of their locality & culture. The day features a keynote address by Katalin Szende (Central European University) and coincides with Miia Kuha’s visiting fellowship at My-Parish & Beat Kümin’s project on tower capsule deposits.

We now invite 15-minute contributions on any related topic, source, concept, method or debate from the Middle Ages to the present for the British Isles, Continental Europe and / or the wider world. Proposals should contain a title, abstract and brief biographical note (on max. 2 A4-pages) and reach & by 1 March 2024. The Symposium has always been an inclusive forum of exchange between anyone with active research interests in parish culture from whatever background or career stage. It may be possible to offer a small number of postgraduate bursaries to help with travel expenses – please let the organizers know if you would like to apply.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Warwick’s Network for Parish Research / History Department / Humanities Research Centre & the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Further information and programme details will be published on the symposium homepage at:


Header Image: Petäjävesi Church and old parsonage in Central Finland painted by A.F. or C.E. Soldan (1840). The Finnish Heritage Agency, Historical Picture Collection.