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CFP: Popes and the Papacy in Early Modern English Culture

June 24, 2013

Popes and the Papacy in early modern English culture

The University of Sussex, June 24th – 26th 2013

Confirmed speakers include Peter Lake, Susannah Monta and Alison Shell

Proposals are still welcome for individual papers or panels on any subject associated with the theme of the conference.   Suggested topics include:

Anti-Catholic satire

Literary and pictorial representations of Popes and the Papacy

Pre-Reformation and recusant culture

Diplomacy and correspondence

English Cardinals

Art and architecture

Religious controversy/ Theological dispute.


Or any topic related to the theme of the conference.

Papers on the later 17th century are particularly welcome.


The conference will include a tour of the historic town of Lewes, from the scene of the burnings of the 17 Lewes Marian martyrs to the remains of Lewes Priory, one of England’s most important medieval religious houses.


300 word proposals for papers and panels should be sent to Paul Quinn ( by March 15st 2013 (extended deadline).  Papers should last for 20 minutes.  Panels should include three papers.


June 24, 2013
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The University of Sussex
United Kingdom