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Bethany Hume


The Idea of Medieval Heresy in Early Modern France

Supervisor: Professor Stuart Carroll and Professor Pete Biller


My research interests include the religious and intellectual culture of early modern Europe, focusing on France and the Holy Roman Empire. In particular, I have undertaken research on polemic and print culture, migration and transnational history.


  • 'Exhibit: The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe, Middle Temple Library, London, United Kingdom', The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 48, issue 4, 2017, p.1002.

External activities

I have curated two exhibitions at the Old Palace, York Minster using the collections of the York Minster Library. The first was entitled 'Translating Christianity: Word, image, sound and object in the circulation of the sacred from the birth of Christ until the present day' and was held as part of the 2016 Ecclesiastical History Society conference of the same name.

The second display, 'The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe' (November - December 2016) showcased the library's collection of Reformation polemic. This exhibition then toured to the Middle Temple Library, London (August - September 2017). Both exhibitions were accompanied with a digital exhibition which are available online.

I was also the curator for the 'Unfinished Treasures' exhibition, in April 2018, held at at the Quilter's Guild of the British Isles exploring unfinished patchworks and quilts from the Quilter's Guild Collection.

Contact details

Ms Bethany Hume
PhD student
Department of History
University of York
YO10 5DD