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13th June 2018 @ 5:10 pm - 7:00 pmFree
How the Victorians curated Reformation
Guest lecturer: Lori Anne Ferrell
An analysis of the work of rival nineteenth century subscription societies, The Parker Society and the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology, investigating the complexities of their commitments to the idea of “reformation” in an age of new intra-confessional controversy in the Church of England.
In this lecture, Ferrell will examine how the Victorians published documents to correct the public understanding of British Protestantism; how this undertaking was designed to address the challenges of secularism and modernity; and how the archival industry of the nineteenth century continues to influence how historians conceive their studies today.
About the speaker:
Professor Lori Anne Ferrell is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and the current John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Chair of the English Department, and Director of the Early Modern Studies at Claremont Graduate University, California, where Ferrell holds a joint appointment between early modern history and literature.
Ferrell’s research concentrates on the effect of religious and political change on early modern texts—theological, literary, theatrical, and practical—in the turbulent century before the outbreak of civil war in Britain.
Photograph courtesy of Claremont Graduate University.
This free lecture is part of the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies‘ Visiting Speaker Series. All are welcome.
On Thursday 14 June, Professor Ferrell will also deliver a masterclass on ‘Editing the English Reformation’. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Participants are also required to undertake some specified reading before the masterclass session. For details, please visit the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies website.