Catholic History Day, Bar Convent, York

Annual Catholic History Day to be held at the Bar Convent, York, 2nd June 2018:


Rev Dr Peter Phillips – The Recusant Clergy, 1559-1829

Dr Elizabeth Biggs – Cuthbert Tunstall’s books: A Recusant Response to the Reformation

Robert Finnigan – Catholic Remembrance after 1918: Examples from the Diocese of Leeds 

Cost £15 including morning and afternoon refreshments, students half pric…

New issue online

The latest issue of British Catholic History is now online, and it is a spectacular one! Find it here. It is wonderful that this is such a stellar issue to waive out our editor, Anne Dillon, who with this one saw her last issue of BCH through the press, as she has handed over the editorial role to Katy Gibbons. We are very grateful to Anne for the brilliant work she has done over the years, first with Recusant History, then with the titanic …

Ushaw/Douai 450th Anniversary Conference

450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future
30 April – 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham UK

Prof Eamon Duffy: “To Doe Our Countrie Good”: Douai, Rome, and the Tridentine Seminary
HE Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and Bishop Paul Tighe: Universities as Places of Encounter between Faith and Culture (Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture)
Prof Michael Questier: The Foundation of the English College at …

English Catholic Nuns in Exile

This book arises out of a major AHRC-funded research project, Who Were the Nuns? A Prosopographical study of the English Convents in exile 1600-1800, hosted online since 2012 at Queen Mary University of London, Led by Dr Caroline Bowden, this was the first systematic inquiry into the composition of over twenty convents in exile established mainly in Northern France and the Southern Netherlands between …

CFP urbanisation of Catholic communities

CFP volume of essays examining the urbanisation of Catholic communities in England in the generation after the Relief Acts of 1778 and 1791. (18 George III c. 60 and 31 George III. c. 32.) 


The great majority of this post-Relief generation of lay Catholics lived by profit made in trade and manufacture, or in the provision of professional services. The number of the Catholic gentry was declining to a few hundred, and old missi…

NEW PUBLICATION: The Chronicles of Nazareth, ed. Caroline Bowden

The publication today of Caroline Bowden’s edition of the first two volumes of the chronicle of the Priory of Nazareth in Bruges (The English Convent) as volume 87 in the Catholic Record Society’s records series is a long-awaited event for historians of post-Reformation English Catholicism and female religious life in particular. The English Convent, a community of Augustinian canonesses founded from St Monica’s, Louva…

CFP: Developing Research in Catholic Education
Developing Research in Catholic Education
Tuesday 19th September – Wednesday 20th September 2017, 9:30AM – 5PM
Heythrop College, University of London
Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
Research into Catholic Education continues to steadily grow both globally and within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  This two day conference will focus on how we can further encourage and support research into Catholic Education.  A
York Catholic History Day

York Catholic History Day
Saturday 3rd June 2017
The Bar Convent

This history day takes place in collaboration with Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies. Four speakers will talk about:

Exile and Return: The Bar Convent and the English Catholic Story

For all information see the poster attached. 

New Issue BCH

We are thrilled to announced the latest issue of British Catholic History is now online! It is yet another testimony to the liveliness of current research on the history of Catholics in Britain and Ireland. We are particularly excited to have the scoop on a newly discovered ballad by John Heywood in Jane Flynn’s essay. We have some fantastic Irish research, with Richard Keogh’s piece on Irish Catholic loyalty in the ni…