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Ecclesiastical History Society

Ecclesiastical History Society

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Interviewing academics at all levels in order to promote all levels of study on the history of Christian Churches.
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Godly Preaching in Sickness and Ill Health in the 17th Century by Dr Robert Daniel
In this episode we discuss Robert’s upcoming article in the SCH volume 58 – on sickness experienced by clergyman in the 17th century. This article, which won the ‘President’s Prize’ for 2020/21 homes in on the significant role which illness played in the pulpit performance of post-Reformation preachers in England.
June 07, 2022
The Man and Message of Ebenezer Howard by Prof Frances Knight
This podcast discusses the upcoming biography on Ebenezer Howard which will form part of the OUP’s ‘Spiritual Lives’ series. Renowned for his prominent role in the ‘Garden City Movement’, we discuss how this biography will uncover his religious roots and inspiration.
May 17, 2022
Catholics during the English Revolution - Interview with Dr Eilish Gregory
In this interview we discuss Dr Eilish Gregory's recent monograph 'Catholics During the English Revolution, 1642-1660: Sequestration and Loyalty'. A topic of which there has been a dearth of material is explored masterfully by Eilish, as we discuss the treasure-trove of insight this period affords those interested in Catholic culture, theology, and history.
November 04, 2021
The Precious Gift of the Caroline Divines - Interview with Dr Jacob Phillips
In this interview, Dr Jacob Phillips shares his research from his book chapter Service in Perfect Freedom: The Precious Gift of the Caroline Divines found in 'The Anglican Patrimony in Catholic Communion'. This chapter reflects on theological dimensions of Anglican culture in the 17th century.
September 28, 2021
God and History in the Carolingian World - Interview with Rev. Dr Robert Evans
In this interview, we talk to Rev. Dr Robert Evans about his upcoming book (the culmination of his PhD research) which focuses on the value of history in the Carolingian world.
August 24, 2021
Jonathan Edwards and Slavery - Interview with John Lowe
In this episode, we discuss John's recently edited volume 'Jonathan Edwards within the Enlightenment: Controversy, Experience & Thought'. Much of the discussion focuses on his contributed chapter which discusses Edwards and his views on slavery. 
July 08, 2021
Catholics Nuns and Sisters in a Secular Age - Interview with Dr Carmen Mangion
In this interview we discuss Carmen's latest book: Catholic Nuns and Sisters in a Secular age: Britain, 1945-90 - looking at the experience & identity in the post-War era.
May 28, 2021
Chosen Peoples in the Early Medieval West - interview with Dr Conor O'Brien
In this interview we explore the 'chosen peoples' motif as it is noted in early medieval western thought and experience. 
April 14, 2021
Church, State and Colonialism in Southeastern Congo, 1890-1962: Interview with Dr Reuben Loffman
In this interview, we talk to Dr Reuben Loffman about his EHS Prize short-listed monograph on the Congo. With this research, Dr Loffman investigates the relationship between Church and State in the colonial empire. 
March 09, 2021
Anti-Catholicism in Imperial Britain: Interview with Dr Geraldine Vaughan
An interview with Dr Geraldine Vaughan talking about her upcoming monograph on Anti-Catholicism in Imperial Britain. We discuss the historical actors involves in anti-Catholicism and the contexts of anti-Catholicism in Britain.
January 30, 2021
Converting Britannia in the Age of Wilberforce: Interview with Dr Gareth Atkins
In this episode, we interview Dr Gareth Atkins about his monograph 'Converting Britannia' published in 2019. Shortlisted for the EHS prize, this monograph analyses public religion in the 'Age of Wilberforce'.
January 05, 2021
Sacred Journeys in the Counter Reformation: interview with Professor Elizabeth Tingle
In this episode, we discuss Professor Tingle's latest monograph 'Sacred Journeys in the Counter Reformation' which analyses the devotional experience of pilgrimages in the Catholic Reformation.
November 04, 2020
Sensory Experience in the Reformation Era: Interview with Dr Emma Wells
In this episode, we discuss Emma's recent research on the Reformation Era as she interrogates sensory experience amongst Protestant groups, noting how this compares with Catholic counterparts, and - furthermore - how it fuelled actions of iconoclasm.
October 16, 2020
Quaker Motherhood and Domestic Authority in the 17th and 18th centuries: interview with Naomi Pullin
Naomi Pullin was shortlisted for the EHS prize in 2019, for her first monograph 'Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism 1650-1750. During this podcast episode, Naomi discusses research that arose from this monograph, and further research she has been undertaking on Quaker women and maternity. An article is shortly forthcoming called 'Motherhood and Domestic Authority in British and Colonial Quakerism'.
September 04, 2020
Memory of Rome, the papacy and the Liber Pontificalis (Book of Pontiffs): Interview with Rosamond McKitterick
In this third episode of our EHS podcast we talk to Rosamond McKitterick about the Liber Pontificalis. The Liber Pontificalis (book of Pontiffs) is elucuidates for listeners. Key to the discussion in this podcast is how this text contributes to a people’s (re)construction, knowledge and use of the past. This research manifests in Rosamond's lastest publication: Rome and the invention of the papacy: the Liber pontificalis.
July 29, 2020
Clerical Lives in Early Modern Scotland: Mapping the Scottish Reformation with Chris Langley and Mikki Brock
In this interview with Dr Chris Langley and Dr Michelle Brock, we discuss their on-going project 'Mapping the Scottish Reformation' : a forthcoming database which will offer a first port of call and, hopefully, a catalyst for understanding and linking the lives of clerics in the early modern period. Mikki and Chris share their enthusiasm about this project, suggest how it might be used by researchers and hobbyists, and undcover some interesting themes they have discovered.
June 30, 2020
Perceptions of medicine in the medieval and early modern world: Interview with Alec Ryrie
Alec Ryrie discusses his latest publication - Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt.  Much attention is given to the perceptions of medicine in the medieval and early modern period, with a special treat as he reads from one of his primary sources demonstrating contemporary views.
May 26, 2020