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Dissenting Studies Seminar Programme Jan-July 2010

20 January 10

Large grant holder Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary) and collaborative studentship partner Dr David Wykes (Dr Williams's Library) are co-directors of the Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies, which has announced its 2010 programme. Doctoral student on the collaborative studentship Mark Burden is presenting as part of the series. Listen to Isabel discuss the research here.

The seminar will meet monthly on Wednesdays from January to July (excepting May) from 5.15 to 6.45 pm in the Board Room, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR. All are welcome. Those with an interest in Dr Williams’s Library and its collections and in the history of Protestant dissent are especially invited to attend.

The Board Room is on the first floor on the left.  If there are more than 20 attending, the Seminar will move to the Lecture Hall on the ground floor.

1. 20 January 
‘ “my chief concern is to second to ye utmost of my power ye pious intentions of my ever Dear Mr D-- by spreading his writing as much as possible in the world”: Mercy Doddridge and the posthumous publication of Philip Doddridge’s works from 1751’
Tessa Whitehouse, Queen Mary

2. 17 February
‘Mary Love's manuscript life of Christopher Love: the Restoration career of a Presbyterian martyr’
Professor Sylvia Brown, University of Alberta

3. 17 March 
‘David Bogue, Robert Morrison, and the planting of dissent in China’
Christopher Daily, SOAS

4. 21 April 
‘From Uniformity to Disunity: political and theological controversy at the dissenters' academies, 1660-1720’
Mark Burden, Queen Mary

5. 16 June 
‘New College, Hackney and the liberal dissenting academies, 1751-96’
Stephen Burley, Queen Mary

6. 14 July
‘ “Will no one allow the consideration of finance to enter their minds?” Competition and co-operation in the funding of the northern dissenting academies, 1786-1860’
Simon Dixon, Queen Mary

The Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies is a collaboration between the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, and Dr Williams’s Library. For further information see:  www.english.qmul.ac.uk/drwilliams/

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