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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…

Registration Sources & the History of Women Religious

The H-WRBI Annual Conference will take place at University College Dublin, Ireland, 8-9 June 2017. Conference panels and papers will examine the history of women religious, medieval to modern and engage with sources and comment on methodologies around the use of archival, oral, visual, material or digital sources.

To register, fill in the Registration form.…

CFP annual conference

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our sixtieth annual conference, to be held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, 24–26 July 2017. We invite proposals on any topic relating to Reformation and post-Reformation British and Irish Catholic History. We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers.

To propose a paper, fill in the application form, including an abstract of 300 words, and submit to catholicrecordso…

Volumes for Sale

We have several copies of out previous volumes and are happy to sell them to interested readers at £5 each. The titles are listed below. If you are interested, please contact James Hagerty.

Victorian Churches and Churchmen
Bishop Herbert Vaughan and the Jesuits
Mary Ward 1585-1645
Caroline Casuistry
Lingard Remembered
Diaries of Bishop Poynter
Returns of Papists 1767 vol 2
Edmund Plowden

 

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CFP History of Women Religious

The 2017 H-WRBI Annual Conference will take place at University College Dublin, Ireland. Conference panels and papers will examine the history of women religious, medieval to modern. We welcome papers that engage with sources and comment on methodologies around the use of archival, oral, visual, material or digital sources.

To submit a paper proposal send a 300-word summary, together with a short biography (100 words) by 3 Febru

Birgittine library found & in danger

Some news about a newly discovered library, and its immanent future.

 

The Birgittine scholars who met in Altomünster for a symposium in October 2015 did not expect to discover an unknown library containing uncataloged books including illuminated cantus sororum manuscripts, normative texts, and devotional literature dating back even before the founding of this monastery at the end of the 15th century. Art historian Eva L…

Discount: Catholic Bishops of Great Britain

Catholic Bishops of Great Britain: A Reference to Roman Catholic Bishops from 1850 to 2015 was published earlier this year by Sacristy Press. This essential reference catalogues the biographical history and significant events of all Roman Catholic diocesan bishops who have been in office since the Restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy in England and Wales in 1850, and in Scotland since the Restoration in 1878. The work has develo…

PUBLICATION: Agent to the English Convents

Mannock Strickland (1683-1744): Agent to English Convents in Flanders. Letters and Accounts from Exile

Edited by Richard G. Williams

The publication of this volume is an important event in the historiography of post-Reformation English convents because it makes available, for the first time, an entirely unique collection of financial data on the practical functioning of communities of English nuns in the eighteenth centur…

DISCOUNT Catholicism, Identity and Politics in the Age of Enlightenment

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recent publication of Alexander Lock’s Catholicism, Identity and Politics in the Age of Enlightenment: The Life and Career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810.

With equal pleasure we can say that Boydell & Brewer is kindly offering CRS members a 35% discount! Orders may be placed online – to activate the discount please enter code BB188 when prompted during checkout.…