R. H. Tawney – Life and Legacy

Date / time: 30 September, 12:00 am

R. H. Tawney - Life and Legacy


Henry Scott Holland Lecture Trust and Durham University Centre for Anglican Studies:

R. H. Tawney- Life and Legacy’: A symposium to mark the centenary of the Henry Scott Holland Lectures – Durham University, Friday 4 November 2022

Call for Papers, deadline – 30 September 2022

This one-day symposium marks and celebrates the centenary of the inaugural Scott Holland Lectures, which were delivered by Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962) in 1922. To complement two keynote lectures, shorter papers of fifteen minutes (approximately 2,000 words) are invited for two afternoon panels on the life and legacy of R. H. Tawney and the implications —in their fullest possible sense— of his Christian social ethics for Church and society today. The keynote lecturers are:

  • Professor Lawrence Goldman (University of Oxford, biographer of R.H. Tawney, former Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Director of the Institute of Historical Research), ‘R.H. Tawney and the English Socialist Tradition’.
  • Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University), TBC

Short paper proposals are welcome from the wide range of disciplines that reflect Tawney’s life and interests including Ethics, Theology, History and Education. Proposals from postgraduate students are especially welcome. It is hoped that the symposium will give rise to an edited volume of essays or to a themed issue of a peer-reviewed journal.

Please send a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper, along with a one-page CV, to admin.cas@durham.ac.uk by Friday 30 September 2022. Papers will be selected by Friday 7 October.

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