British Catholic History: May 2019

Journal Cover

Rebellions, novels, vivisection, and more; and the usual range of reviews of the most recent
scholarship in our field: the latest edition of British Catholic History is online! Hard copies
will go out to subscribers in the next few days; but we’re delighted that CUP, our publishers,
make the content of each new edition available to non-members through their open access route.

If you’d like to join the Society to receive …

Call for Papers

Call for papers
We are delighted to put out a Call for Papers for anyone wishing to contribute 20-minute papers to the Panel Sessions at the Conference this year. This is always an exciting opportunity to present research in the presence of experts and in a friendly environment – some of the present leaders in our field first presented their work at a CRS conference! Anyone wishing to present should send a 100-word abstract and brief academic biogra…

CRS Conference 2019


Roll up! We’re delighted to announce that the programme for this summer’s CRS Conference is live. From well-established names to up-and-coming early-career scholars – not to mention the usual important contributions from postgraduate students – the lineup represents a broad sweep of some of the most exciting work being done in Catholic Studies at the moment. As ever, the conference will be a wonderful …

Early Career Conference: Centre for Catholic Studies

The CCS Early-Career Conference at Durham is open to postgraduate students and other early career researchers, and papers can be on any aspect of Catholic theology or Catholic studies.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available

For further details and to submit a paper proposal, please visit the conference website:


Funding for Catholic Studies at Durham


The Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University invites applications from full-time and part-time candidates (both existing students and new candidates) for fixed-term Postgraduate Scholarships (full fees) and fixed-term Postgraduate Bursaries (partial help towards fees) in Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies.

Catholic Archives Society Conference


Exciting news from our friends at the Catholic Archives Society: details of their annual conference in May are now available.

Follow the link for more information.

Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled for details of our own conference in July, details of which will appear soon!…

Franciscan Conference in Durham


Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies, in partnership with the Capuchin Franciscans of Great Britain, has announced a Call for Papers for a forthcoming international conference.

Secrecy and Sanctity


The Bar Convent at York is hosting a day-symposium on 26 April to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the convent chapel. Many congratulations to our friends the sisters on this milestone anniversary! The CRS is heading to York for its own conference in July this year: see “Conference 2019″ on the homepage.

Secrecy and Sanctity

Sink or Swim?


Below, L-R: The Secretary, Dr Alana Harris, Isabel Ryan, and the Membership Secretary at the launch of
“Sink or Swim – Catholicism in Sixties Britain through John Ryan’s cartoons” at King’s College, London, recently.
Dr Harris, one of the co-curators, is a member of the CRS, and has addressed the Society on a number of occasions.
The exhibition runs in KCL’s Maughan Library until 13 April, an…

The 2019 Catholic Record Society Conference


The 2019 CRS conference will take place at the Bar Convent, York, from 8th to 10th July. The Bar Convent is, of course, one of the most significant historic Catholic buildings in England, and has a newly developed exhibition and conference facility. It has the added advantage of being centrally located for exploring the city of York, and is within a few yards of the mainline railway station. With this in mind, we are using a more flexible …