Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research: ‘Parish Memory’ – SYMPOSIUM

Map Unavailable
Date / time: 11 May, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

University of Warwick & Online

Twenty-Second Warwick Symposium on Parish Research: 'Parish Memory' - SYMPOSIUM


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 Symposium coincides with Miia Kuha’s visiting fellowship at My-Parish & Beat Kümin’s project on tower capsule deposits supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. They are co-hosting the event with Angus Crawford & Kristi Flake (Warwick).

We are looking forward to a keynote address on ‘The Parish as a Place of Memory in Medieval Central Europe’ by Katalin Szende (Central European University) and 15 shorter papers on various British and other European contexts from the Middle Ages to modern times. The full (provisional) programme and further details appear at:

The Symposium will be held, in hybrid format, at the Institute of Advanced Study in the Zeeman Building on Warwick’s Central Campus near Coventry & online. Since its inception in 2003, it has always been an inclusive forum of exchange between anyone with active research interests in parish culture from whatever background or career stage. The co-organizers now warmly invite registrations.

To take part, please follow the appropriate route on the Symposium homepage ( there are options for accepted speakers (no fee), in-person delegates (£25 regular or £15 student/unwaged, including lunch and refreshments) and virtual participants (£5 booking fee). Please note that advance registration is mandatory and that bookings close on 1 May 2024.

We look forward to seeing you on 11 May!

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.