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

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