Mansfield Prize Award- 2018

The Religious History Association has decided to award the Mansfield Prize for 2018 (awarded to the best article published in the Journal of Religious History) to SUZANNE K. KAUFMAN “Les Miraculées de Lourdes: Sacred Celebrities in the Age of Mass Spectacle” published in the December 2018 (vol 42).

The adjudication committee (Katharine Massam, Shurlee Swain and Constant Mews) makes the following statement about the article of Suzanne Kaufman, Associate Professor at Loyola University, Chicago:

It examines the promotion of women as subject to miraculous healing as a remarkably successful strategy that created a new kind of religious celebrity: women healed through the grace of the Virgin. She looks at the medical figures who assisted in promoting scientific recognition of these female miraculées not just as a new phenomenon in the piety of the later nineteenth century, but as a marketing strategy, within the emerging mass media of the day. These women were able to create a new identity for themselves through belief that they had received miraculous healing.

The article fully conforms to the standards of religious history as established by the late Bruce Mansfield, founder of this journal.

Celebrating The Reformation 500th Anniversary

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Celebrating The Reformation 500th Anniversary

VDMA :  Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever) is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, an expression of the perpetual power and authority of God’s Word.   In 2017, Moore College, Newtown is planning to commemorate the Reformation 500th Anniversary by holding a series of public events.   Dates for your diary are:Edit this page 26-27 May. Justification Summit 19 July. Public Lecture 3, 7-11 August. The Annual Moore College Lectures will be given by Carl Trueman, a well-known church historian who has...

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CFP: CIHEC Riga 2024

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CFP: CIHEC Riga 2024

      Annual General Meeting of the International Commission of Historians of Religion CIHEC, Riga, June 3-5, 2024   The International Commission of Historians of Religion and the Theological Faculty of the University of Latvia organize the general meeting of the CIHEC (cihec.org) in 2024. It will take place in Riga from June 3 to June 5, 2024. We will start on June 3 at 14.00 and will end on the evening of June 4. The last day (June 5) will be reserved for sightseeing. The general meeting has the character of a...

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John Gascoigne: The history of English Presbyterianism – a review of David L. Wykes’ Congregational Lecture

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John Gascoigne: The history of English Presbyterianism – a review of David L. Wykes’ Congregational Lecture

David L. Wykes: Eighteenth-century English Presbyterianism and Congregationalism Reconsidered. London: The Congregational Memorial Hall Trust Ltd., (1978), 32pp. The history of English Presbyterianism in the eighteenth century has been told in teleological terms as a passage from evangelical zeal in the period of persecution in the Restoration and grudging toleration under Queen Anne to Unitarianism in the age of the Hanoverian monarchs. Such a view of Presbyterianism is challenged by David Wykes which in short compass surveys a long...

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Announcement: The Evangelical History Association Robert D. Linder Evangelical History Prize

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Announcement: The Evangelical History Association Robert D. Linder Evangelical History Prize

  The Evangelical History Association is pleased to announce the establishment of the Robert D Linder Evangelical History Prize. The Robert D Linder Evangelical History Prize is to serve as a memorial to the contribution of Robert D Linder to the study of Australian evangelical history. The Prize is intended to foster and recognize research and scholarship in the field of the history of evangelicalism. The Prize will be awarded each year to the best essay on a subject connected with the history of evangelicalism. The winning author will...

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Mansfield Prize 2023 – Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych

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Mansfield Prize 2023 – Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych

The Mansfield Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History for 2022 is awarded to: Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych for their article “Aiding Marital Childlessness: Christian Religious Responses to Husband and Donor Insemination in Belgium and Britain, 1940–1980” Journal of Religious History 46:3 (2022): 503-525 The judges were impressed by the sophistication of this study as a model of its kind, that shows how comparative study of responses, in this case of Belgium and Britain, can throw into question...

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Mansfield Prize 2023 – Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych

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Mansfield Prize 2023 The Mansfield Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History for 2022 is awarded to: Tinne Claes and Yulyia for their article “Aiding Marital Childlessness: Christian Religious Responses to Husband and Donor Insemination in Belgium and Britain, 1940–1980” Journal of Religious History 46:3 (2022): 503-525 The judges were impressed by the sophistication of this study as a model of its kind, that shows how comparative study of responses, in this case of Belgium and Britain, can throw...

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Mansfield Prize 2022 – Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych

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Tinne Claes and Yuliya Hilevych Aiding Marital Childlessness: Christian Religious Responses to Husband and Donor Insemination in Belgium and Britain, 1940–1980* The judges were impressed by the sophistication of this study as a model of its kind, that shows how comparative study of responses, in this case of Belgium and Britain, can throw into question traditional assumptions about an important, but understudied issue. The authors show that marital childlessness provides a valuable touchstone for challenging assumptions about religion, social...

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Position FILLED: Journal of Religious History – Social Media Editor

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Position FILLED: Journal of Religious History – Social Media Editor

Social Media Editor (unpaid) – Position Description This position reflects the Journal’s commitment to explore ways of making more strategic use of social media channels. It will involve working with Wiley, the editorial team, and the authors of published papers to promote the contents of the Journal. The focus will be on developing a strategy to improve the Journal’s social media presence, particularly on Twitter, and investigating other appropriate social media platforms. This is a formal (unpaid) editorial position, and the Social Media...

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Friday 24 March – Seminar Series_Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group – University of Newcastle

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Friday 24 March – Seminar Series_Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group – University of Newcastle

The Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group at the University of Newcastle (Australia) is pleased to announce the next paper in our 2023 seminar series, co-hosted with the Gender Research Network at UON, on Friday 24 March, 10-11am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11). The seminar will be simultaneously held on campus and broadcast live via Zoom. (Details and Zoom link below.) Our presenter is Paula Jane Byrne, “Women and Intellectual Life in New South Wales 2 – Rose Selwyn.” When I considered the intellectual life of Ann...

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CFP – International Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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CFP – International Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

CALL FOR PAPERS Religion in Modern Education: Conflict, Policy, and Practice   13-15 April 2023, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia   Abstract Deadline: 17 March 2023 In democratic systems of modern society, education can be understood as a key site for the production of the citizens of the future. The training system is divided in the two types of public and private schools. The non-government organisations are often distinguished within the categories of secular and sacred groups. Meanwhile, education, which can...

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SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT – Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group at the University of Newcastle (Australia

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SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT – Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group at the University of Newcastle (Australia

The Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry Group at the University of Newcastle (Australia) is pleased to announce the next paper in our 2022 seminar series, on Friday 2 September 2022, 10-11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). The seminar will be simultaneously held on campus and broadcast live via Zoom. (Details and Zoom link below.) Our presenter is   Jasper Ludwig (University of Newcastle): The Architecture of the Global Moravian Network (1720–1920). This paper explores the architecture of the global Moravian network,...

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