EHS News


In 2018 the 57th Summer Conference will be held at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, on 24-26 July, on the theme of The Church and the Law. As ever, the intention is to attract a broad spectrum of papers from across the history of Christianity.

Please be aware of the final deadline of 31 March

Postgraduate students should also be aware that the EHS offers a number of generous bursaries which cover the FULL COST of attending the conference, and half bursaries for those who already have some funding from other sources. Please note that in a change to previous practice, bursary applications should now be made alongside your paper proposal, the deadline now being the same: 31 March.

The relevant forms and a poster can be downloaded from the website.


To mark the culmination of its third year, the AHRC-funded research project Remembering the Reformation (Prof. Alex Walsham, PI, Prof. Brian Cummings, CI) will hold a day-long postgraduate symposium in association with the Ecclesiastical History Society, The Church of England Record Society and Lambeth Palace Library, on 25 October 2018.

It will take place at Lambeth Palace Library and will close with a public lecture by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

We would like to invite proposals from PhD students and early career academics (within four years of gaining the PhD) for 20 minute papers on any aspect of the Reformation, although papers that consider the relationship between memory and any aspect of the European Reformations will be preferred. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Titles and abstracts of 100–200 words should be submitted with a short biographical note to by 29 March.

Registration for non-speakers will open in early September. The symposium will be free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Remembering the Reformation can provide 5 bursaries of £100 each to contribute to the travel expenses of selected speakers. If you would like to apply for one of these bursaries please send a statement of need with your paper proposal giving details about your circumstances and the importance of the symposium to your


Given the theme of this year’s conference, the Ecclesiastical Law Society warmly invites any EHS members with an interest in this area to consider joining them.

The ELS exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law and related matters concerning law and religion. The annual membership has been held for a further year at £40 (£25 for students).

Member benefits include:
Hard copies of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, published three times a year
Online access to all issues of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal since1987
Regular receipt of the Society’s Newsletter
Invitations to the Society’s annual conferences and its London Lecture Series

Please visit the Society’s website, and use the following link to sign up as a new member:


(a) CIHEC Annual Conference: Religion, Diplomacy and Peace: Vatican City, 12-13 June 2018

The Armistice of November 11, 1918 put an end to the First World War, and was a prelude to the ensuing Peace Treaty. The centenary offers an opportunity to study the place of Christianity in diplomacy and international relations across the entirety of the Christian epoch

Papers are invited on any aspect of this theme.

Proposals of 500 words (max) should be sent no later than March 15th 2018 to: Dott. Bernard Ardura, Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche, V-00120 Città del Vaticano;