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Catholic Record Society Conference 2014

It has been announced that the Catholic Record Society Conference will be held at Downing College, Cambridge, 28-30 July 2014. Registration is open until 1 July 2014. E-mail catholicrecordsociety@gmail.com for a booking form or with any further enquiries.

Interestingly, for those unable to attend, the conference will also be live tweeted using the hashtag #crs2014.


The programme is as follows:

[1.00 p.m.] CRS Council Meeting
2.30 p.m. Registration
3.00 p.m. Conference Secretary’s welcome and notices
Panel: The Role of Women Religious – Early Modern and Modern Perspectives
3.15 p.m. Augustinian Convent Autobiography (Williams Award 2013)
(Dr Victoria van Hyning, University of Oxford)
3.55 p.m. Female Religious Life post-1940 (short communication)
(Dr Carmen Mangion, University of London)
4.30 p.m. Coffee
5.00 p.m. New Perspectives: the Archive and Object Collections at Ushaw College
(Jonathan Bush and Claire Marsland, Ushaw College)
6.30 p.m. Conference Reception and Supper
8.00 p.m. Works in Progress and Short Communications – TBC

7.30 a.m. Holy Mass for deceased members of the CRS
8.30 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Catholic Perceptions of Lollardy
(Dr Susan Royal, Durham University)
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Cardinal Francis Bourne in Southwark and Westminster
(Fr Mark Vickers, Diocese of Westminster)
12.30 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. AGM
Panel: Private and Public Writing
3.00 p.m. The Impact of ‘Rationes Decem’ on Polish Religious Thought in the late 16th century
(Teresa Bela, Clarinda Calma and Jolanta Rzegocka, Tischner European University, Poland)
3.40 p.m The Letters of George Errington (1804-1886)
(Dr Serenhedd James, University of Oxford)
4.30 p.m. Coffee
5.00 p.m Soundscapes of 17th century Catholicism
(Dr Emilie Murphy, University of York)
6.30 p.m. Supper
8.00 p.m. Works in Progress: Private and Public Writing

‘Whatsoever is not faith is synne’ Religion and Politics in a 17th Century Catholic Manuscript (Katie McKeogh, PhD candidate, Oxford University)
Catholic Convert and Apologist: John Whittingham, 18th-Century Coventry Nurseryman (Ruth Barbour, PhD candidate, University of Warwick)

7.30 a.m. Holy Mass
8.30 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. New Research on Anne Line
(Martin Dodwell, independent researcher)
10.45 a.m. Coffee
Panel: Rogers Awards 2012 and 2013
11.15 a.m. Economic Strategies of British Catholics during the long 18th century (2012 Award)
(Giadi Pizzoni, University of St Andrews)
11.45 a.m. Anglo-Roman voices (Stella Fletcher, independent researcher)
12.15 p.m. Conference Secretary’s thanks and closing remarks
12.30 p.m. Lunch (and excursion)

CONFERENCE TO FINISH NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. for trains back home.


Conference Excursion
The excursion will take place on Wednesday 30 July. This year the excursion will be to Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire. Full details are available on the website. Dr Francis Young will lead the excursion. There will be a separate cost for transport and a donation for entrance which will be payable on the day. Please indicate on the booking form whether you wish to attend the excursion.

Student Bursaries
A limited number of bursaries are available to postgraduate students and bona fide scholars. Further details are available via the website. If you wish to apply for a bursary please contact the conference director for an informal discussion or fill in the online application on the website. All applications must be received by 1 July 2013. Successful applicants are asked to deliver a Short Communication (c. 2000 words/15 – 20 minute delivery) on the subject matter of their research. Membership of the CRS is not necessary to apply for a bursary.