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Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference

CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD, 17-20 August 2011


‘The Church on its Past’
Provisional Programme
WEDNESDAY 17 August
4.30 Round Table: ‘What has Church History ever done for the Church?’
Participants will include: Fr Richard Finn OP, Revd Dr David Cornick, Chair of Churches
Together in England (URC minister)
6.00 Festive Evensong for the EHS
6.45 Reception
7.30 Dinner
8.30 Plenary 1: Professor Sarah Foot (Oxford)
‘Has Ecclesiastical History lost the plot?’

THURSDAY 18 August
9.00 Plenary 2: Professor David Bebbington, University of Stirling
‘The Evangelical discovery of History’
11-12.30 Parallel Sessions for Communications 1
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Free time in Oxford
4.00 Tea
4.30-6 Parallel Sessions for Communications 2
6.00 EHS AGM
7.30 Dinner
8.30 Plenary 3: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Oxford
‘Changing perspectives on the Reformation: the last half century’

FRIDAY 19 August
9.00 Plenary 4: Professor Judith Lieu, Cambridge
‘Women in the Early Church’
11-12.30 Parallel Sessions for Communications 3
1.00 Lunch
2-3.30 Parallel Sessions for Communications 4
4.00 Plenary 5: Professor Ken Parker, St Louis University
‘Re-visioning the Past and Re-sourcing the Future: Aggiornamento and Historiography in
Roman Catholic Scholarship’
Summary/Round Table led by SCH editors
6.00 Evensong
7.30 Drinks
8.00 Conference dinner

SATURDAY 20 August
The Conference ends after breakfast, but an optional excursion to local places of interest to ecclesiastical
historians is arranged, which returns to Oxford by 6 pm. It is still being planned, but will include a visit to
Stonor, which Lord and Lady Camoys have kindly agreed to open for us outside the usual hours of entry.