Modern Europe Meets Reform Workshop, part of International Project

'Modern Europe Meets Reform', a workshop part of the international project 'Rethinking Reform 900-1150', led and organised by Professor Julia Barrow and Dr Ceri Pitches, will be held at Leeds.

This workshop, funded by a Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant, is part of an international project titled Rethinking Reform 900-1150: Conceptualising Change in Medieval Religious Institutions. This project brings together medieval and modernist scholars in an informal environment from across Europe, to discuss how changes in medieval churches were understood and explained in their own day and how they have been reinterpreted in post-Reformation and especially post-Napoleonic historical writing. 

Led by Professor Julia Barrow and organised by Dr Ceri Pitches, the other network partners are the University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Paris VIII, University of Mainz, KU (Catholic University) Leuven, Durham University, and Ghent University. Previous workshops have been held at the University of York and KU Leuven, and a further workshop will be held at the University of Mainz in September 2018, with a final conference at Ghent University in April 2019. 

Modern Europe Meets Reform aims to investigate the development of historical writing about the medieval church across the period from the Reformation to the twentieth century. Confirmed speakers include: Stefan Bauer, University of York; Joshua Bennett, University of Oxford; Julian Fuehrer, University of Zurich; Daniel-Odon Hurel, CNRS Paris; Stephen Taylor, Durham University; and Nicholas Vincent, UEA. 

Registration for this workshop is essential, although the event is free. To register, and for further information, please go here. Refreshments, including lunch on Friday, will be provided.  Some bursaries for research and taught postgraduate students are available to help towards travel and accommodation costs; the deadline for applications is Monday 12 February 2018. For more details, please contact Dr Ceri Pitches (