OXFORD-MANCHESTER METHODIST STUDIES SEMINARS
The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University, and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre have worked in partnership for several years, most significantly in organising a successful international and interdisciplinary conference in 2009, ‘Religion, Gender, and Industry: Exploring Church and Methodism in a Local Setting’.
The two Centres have established a bi-annual seminar series which take place in the spring [Oxford] and autumn [Manchester]. These seminars provide an opportunity for established and emerging students of Methodist Studies to present the findings of their research and scholarship. We conceive of Methodist Studies broadly and aim to provide opportunities for students of history, theology, literature, art, material culture and other fields related to Methodism.
The next seminar will be in Manchester on Saturday 6 December. A draft programme is available here. The next Oxford seminar will be on Saturday 18 April 2015.
The inaugural seminars were held in April 2012 in Oxford and December 2012 in Manchester, and the 2013 seminars in April 2013 in Oxford and November 2013 in Manchester. A programme for the April 2014 seminar can be found here.
Call for Papers
Papers delivered at the seminars can be considered for publication in Wesley and Methodist Studies, which is sponsored by the two Centres.
For enquiries relating to Oxford seminars contact Dr Peter Forsaith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals for 20-30 minute papers for the December 2014 Manchester seminar are now being accepted until 15 September. Proposals should include a paper title and short abstract of the paper (ca. 250 words), and be sent to Dr Geordan Hammond: email@example.com