The Manchester Wesley Research Centre and the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History are co-organizing an international conference: 'Religion, gender, industry: Exploring Church and Methodism in a local setting'.  This conference will be held from 16-18 June 2009 in Madeley and Ironbridge, Shropshire (UK).  Submissions of short papers are invited for the conference seminar sessions.  Any paper proposals should be submitted to the conference organizers by 23 January 2009.  Please visit the conference website for further information and feel free to contact the conference organizers.  We hope to see you in June!