Lunchtime Work-in-Progress Seminar

The Library at the English Convent, Bruges. Photograph by Caroline Bowden.

The Lunchtime Seminar is a friendly place for established and emerging scholars with interests in religion and literature including sacred texts and objects, theoretical writing about religion, the practices of domestic devotion, and religious writing, publishing, and reading to meet and discuss ideas. Researchers from QMUL and beyond are welcome. Please feel free to bring your lunch.


2016-2017 Programme

Time: 12.45-1.45pm

Place: QMUL, Mile  End Campus (rooms given below)


Autumn semester

5 October (joint with work-in-progress
Kirsty Rolfe, English ‘“To bee even sicke againe with sorrow”: Emotional responses to news in 1620s sermons’  (lunch provided!)

19 October: work in progress
Eyal Poleg, History ‘“The Skins of Beasts”: A Material History of the Bible in Late Medieval and Early Modern England’

16 November (joint with external speaker
Nikki Clark, Royal Holloway  ‘Musical Tombs: the Howard women, commemoration, and the Dissolution of the Monasteries’

14 December (joint with external speaker
Rachel Willie, Liverpool John Moores University  ‘Private Grief and Public Passion: Anatomising the King’s Two Bodies’


Spring semester

25 January: (joint with work in progress
Emily Vine, English/History ‘Death, remembrance and religious ritual – examples from the Huntington Library’

Venue: ArtsOne 3.17


15 February: (joint with external speaker
Liesbeth Corens, Cambridge ‘Community and continuity: English Catholic counter-archives’

Venue: ArtsOne 3.17


8 March: work in progress
James Vigus, English ‘A Victorian Friendship: The Correspondence of Sara Coleridge with Henry Crabb Robinson’

Venue: Laws 3.08A.


22 March: external speaker
Timothy Whelan, Georgia Southern University ‘Mary Hays, William Godwin, and the Dissenting Tradition of Women’s Correspondence’

Venue: ArtsTwo 2.18


Travel instructions: Central Line or District Line to Mile End. Exit tube station, turn left down Mile End Road, cross Burdett Road, go under the Mile End Green Bridge (a large yellow bridge), over the canal, cross the road.

ArtsOne is directly opposite, just past the Westfield Way gates. Enter Arts One through the main doors on Mile End Road and take the stairs (immediately on the left, through a door).

For Laws, enter campus through the East Gate onto Westfield Way, then turn left immediately after ArtsOne: Laws is the next building (NB: the entrance to Laws is not on Mile End Road)

For ArtsTwo, enter campus through the East Gate onto Westfield Way, then turn left immediately after ArtsOne and walk past the Novo Cemetery; ArtsTwo is on your left (it is 35 on the campus map. NB: the entrance to ArtsTwo is not on Mile End Road).


Please contact Tessa Whitehouse, Director of QMCRLE, with any queries