A photograph of Dr Elizabeth Goodwin wearing a blue beret and a scarf, in a park

Profile: Elizabeth Goodwin

Dr Elizabeth Goodwin’s reformation expertise can be summed up as “Nuns through the Reformation.” The 500 Reformations team asked Liz some questions about how this knowledge connects with their research.

Tell us about your Reformation research:

I explore the experiences of women religious (nuns) throughout the Reformation in Germany and England.

What question, or questions, are you aiming to answer in your 500 Reformations talk?

I’ll be asking “What happened to nuns during and after the Reformation, and how did they respond?” —using cultural and textual sources.

Is this your main research area?

Partly—my work goes further back into the medieval period, but sixteeth century is the bulk of my research.


Find out more:

Liz has written several online blogs and public articles:

“I was so bold to write to your mastership my mind, and all my sisters”: The Communal Negotiation of Dartford Priory in the Letters of Elizabeth Cressener to Thomas Cromwell
MITTELALTER | 12 MARCH 2017 | UPDATED 14. MARCH 2017

The Selfie, Medieval Style
HISTORY TODAY | 30 JAN 2017

‘Where My Ancestors Lieth’: Community, Rebellion And Roots In A Yorkshire Church
HISTORY MATTERS | 1 AUG 2017

 


Want to hear Liz speak?

Those in Sheffield and the surrounding area are encouraged to invite Liz as part of the 500 Reformations scheme. Information about hosting. 

 

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