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Open access to ‘Political Freedom’ collection

02/09/2016 in British Isles, Eastern Europe, Germany, Italian Peninsula, Media, officeholding and local government, Parish Research Today, The Alpine Territories

Front Cover Pic WebThe full text of the essay collection Politische Freiheit und republikanische Kultur im alten Europa (Vitznau, 2015) is now accessible online. Published last year to mark the bicentenary of the (temporary) restoration of the Swiss parish republic of Gersau in 1814, the volume includes studies of political freedom in Austrian, Swiss, German and Italian communities, thematic surveys of republican thought and constitutional conflict alongside two contributions in English: Ann Hughes on ‘Gender and Republicanism’ and Marc Lerner on ‘William Tell – The Material Culture of a Freedom Myth’. If you’d rather have a hardcopy, just drop me a line!

The Monasteries and the Reformation in Northern Europe

03/20/2014 in Events, Germany, Scandinavia

The Monasteries and the Reformation in Northern Europe

November Symposium 2014,

Centre for Medieval Studies,

University of Southern Denmark

Die Klöster und die Reformation in Nordeuropa

Das Novembersymposium 2014,

Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien,

Süddänische Universität

http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/C_Middelalder/Symposium/2014

Please distribute to all who may be interested in the topic

 The organizers:

Lars Bisgaard, Associate professor, SDU (bisgaard@sdu.dk)

Louise Nyholm Kallestrup, Associate professor, SDU (LNK@sdu.dk)

Per Seesko, Ph.D. student, SDU (seesko@sdu.dk)

Mentalities and Priorities

10/08/2012 in archeology and architecture, art and imagery, British Isles, Germany, landscapes and pilgrimage, Media, Netherlands, officeholding and local government, Podcasts, ritual, devotion and religious change, Scandinavia


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Dr Liz Tingle (University of Plymouth) chairs a morning panel session, entitled, ‘Mentalities and Priorities’, at the Tenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, ‘Parish Studies Today’. Papers include:

  • Gabriel Byng (Clare College, Cambridge), ‘How affordable were medieval parish churches?’
  • Dr John Hunt (University of Birmingham, History), ‘Lordship, community and the parish church: A window on medieval “mentalité”’
  • Bart Minnen (independent researcher), ‘The Church of St Martin in Wezemaal, an European centre of the devotion to St Job in the 15th and 16th centuries’
  • Karsten Merrald Sørensen (Aarhus University/University of Flensburg), ‘Account books. A source for the church and community history in the duchy of Schleswig in the 17th century’

Recorded Sunday 27 May 2012, at Scarman House, University of Warwick.