‘Conversion Narratives in Early Modern Europe’ is a three-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, that seeks to uncover people’s experience of religious change and devotional practice between 1550 and 1700.
Posted on Tuesday 8 October 2013
A special issue of the influential Journal of Early Modern History, co-edited by Conversion Narratives' postdoctoral fellows, Peter Mazur and Abigail Shinn will explore 'Conversion Narratives in the Early Modern World'.
Posted on Tuesday 30 July 2013
Working in collaboration with the Conversion Narratives project team, textile artist Jan Garside has produced a series of textile (and textile-inspired) responses to our research, which are now on display as part of our Virtue and Vice exhibition at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire.
Posted on Tuesday 4 June 2013
We are delighted to announce the publication of Peter Mazur’s new monograph, 'The New Christians of Spanish Naples, 1528-1671: A Fragile Elite'. Peter’s book takes as its topic the teeming port city of Naples, under the control of Spain.
Visit the 'Virtue and Vice' exhibition at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, to learn how England was transformed by the political, religious, and social upheaval known as the Reformation, and by the global confrontations and exchanges made possible by travel, trade, and exploration. All of these threads twine together in the rich history of Hardwick Hall, and the colourful life of its builder, Bess.
The logo for the exhibition, which has been curated by the Conversion Narratives project team, in collaboration with the National Trust, shows part of one of three magnificent hangings at Hardwick, which illustrate the theological virtues - faith, temperance, and hope - and their opposing vices. Here, 'Faith' triumphs over 'false religion', personified in the figure of 'Mahomet'.
Read more about the process of creating the exhibition on our blog.