Tuesday, 6 May 2014

CHF Day Conference with Mark Noll - The Bible and Politics (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 21 June 2014)

The Bible and Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Sidney Sussex College, 21 June 2014, Chapel Court, Room 2.
CHF is delighted to welcome Professor Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame) as the keynote speaker for a day conference on the Bible and Politics. With roundtable discussions of John Coffey's new book, Exodus and Liberation, and a presentation from Gareth Atkins on patriotism in the era of the Napoleonic wars, this promises to be a stimulating day.

10.30-11.45     Keynote Lecture, Prof. Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame),
'The Bible and Empire in Britain and Her Colonies, 1620-1763.'

12.00-13.00     Round table discussion on Prof. John Coffey’s Exodus and Liberation 
(John Coffey, Mark Noll and Eugenio Biagini)

13.00-2.00       Lunch break, Sidney gardens weather permitting, bring your own sandwiches.

2.00-3.30         Dr. Gareth Atkins (Magdalene College, Cambridge), 'Christian heroes, providence and patriotism in wartime Britain, 1793-1815.'

Dr. Alister Chapman (Westmont College, California),
‘Race, Religion, and the Politics of the 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act’
3.30-3.45         Coffee

3.45-4.15         Concluding Discussion

Please bring a contribution towards coffee. 

The conference is free of charge, but if you are planning to attend, it would be helpful to contact the organiser, Dr Sujit Sivasundaram: sps20@cam.ac.uk

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

CHF Day Conference: Christianity and National Identity (Saturday 15th April 2014)

In April 2014 CHF is holding a day conference at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, North Wales. As before, it is possible to stay a night either before or after the conference, but this has to be arranged directly with Gladstone’s Library. The cost of the conference will be announced soon, but will be quite small, to cover conference expenses but not drinks or lunch, which delegates will buy themselves during the day.

We are using the opportunity of the 1914 anniversary to explore wider issues of Christianity, the State and National identity, and have a selection of papers from different perspectives which relate to this topic, all given by top scholars in the field.

10.30 Arrival and registration

11.00 Sion Aled Owen: 'Christianity and national identity in Wales'

12.00 Scott Spurlock: 'Religion and national identity in early modern Scotland'

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Round table discussion on issues relating to history, Christianity and National Identity.

3.00 John Maiden: 'National Conspiracy: the Protestant Truth Society and Fundamentalist Anxieties in the Twentieth Century'

4.00 Tea and depart.

To register, please contact Iain Taylor at taylor.comm@tiscali.co.uk

If you would like to stay a night before or after the conference, please contact Gladstone’s Library directly to make arrangements, via http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org or phone them on 01244 532350