School of Divinity

History of Christianity

Mondays, 4.10-5.30pm, Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Theatre and online (unless otherwise indicated)

Everyone is warmly invited to our seminars. For more information and Zoom details, contact Dr Felicity Loughlin. Email

Semester 2: Spring 2023

Date  Speaker/event Topic
16 January

Professor Alec Ryrie (Durham)

‘The World’s Reformation: The Missionary Mindsets of Early Modern Protestants’

30 January

Dr Kateryna Budz (Edinburgh)

‘The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Galicia (1946-1968): Strategies of Survival and Resistance in the Underground

13 February

Dr Simon Burton, Prof. Rachel Muers & Dr Sara Parvis, with Emma Mavin (Edinburgh)

A Roundtable Discussion of Marguerite Porete (1250–1310).

3 March

(Rainy Hall)

Dr Lauren Murdoch (Edinburgh)

‘Painted texts in St Nicholas' Kirk, Aberdeen, in the late 16th century: reforming the marriage ceremony and reinforcing the Reformed faith’

13 March

Matthew Baines (PhD Candidate, Edinburgh)

‘A Synthetic Peregrination: Gisbertus Voetius (1589–1676) and his Quest for Further Reformation’

27 March

Professor Stewart J. Brown (Edinburgh

‘“The Most Important Single Generation”? Revival, Romanticism, and Nonconformity in Britain, 1790-1830’

Semester 1: Autumn 2022

Date  Speaker/event Topic
Thursday 22 September

Professors Rachel Muers, Jolyon Mitchell & Emma Wild-Wood, and Drs Anja Klein & Salam Rassi, chaired by Dr Holtschneider.

Whole School Research Seminar

Inter-disciplinary panel event reflecting on Professor Rachel Muers’ article '"Justly Shall You Pursue Justice": Theological Approaches to Evaluative Injustice'

26 September

Dr Felicity Hill (School of History, University of St Andrews)

‘Excommunication in the High Middle Ages: Damnation, Ostracism, Defamation?’

10 October

Dr Martha McGill (School of History, University of Warwick)

‘Bodies, Selves and the Supernatural in Early Modern Britain’

24 October

Mr Jaekook Lee (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

‘Inconsistent Polemics?: The Ecclesiastical Politics of Samuel Rutherford in Relation to his Covenantal Ecclesiology’

Tuesday 1 November

Dr Pedro Feitoza (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

Religion and Regionalism in Brazil: The Dynamics of Evangelical Conversion and the Making of Caipira​​​​​​ culture, 1860-1940

*Joint Seminar with the Centre for the Study of World Christianity*

7 November

Professor John Coffey (School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester)

‘Black Protestantism and Demerara Slave Revolt (1823)’

*Joint Seminar with the Centre for the Study of World Christianity*

21 November Dr Lucy Grig (School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh) 'Lived Religion and Popular Culture in Late Antiquity: Approaches and Methods'
5 December Dr Emily Michelson (School of History, University of St Andrews) ‘Upsetting Conversion Stories in Early Modern Rome’