4 January 2018

QMCRLE member Isabel Rivers is giving a plenary talk at the Ecclesiastical History Society’s Winter meeting on Saturday 20 January. The theme is Churches and Education. Registration is now open, please click here for the booking form


6 December 2017

The QMCRLE lunchtime seminar programme for the Spring semester and the programme for the Seminar in Religion and Literature are now available. All are welcome at these events!


20 November 2017

The QMCRLE conference ‘Religion and the Life-Cycle 1500-1800’ will take place at QMUL on 6 July 2018

Keynote speakers: Elaine Hobby (Loughborough) and Adam Sutcliffe (King’s College London).

The Call for Papers is available here and proposals are being accepted until 26 January 2018


1 November 2017

Enlightenment and Dissent  31 (2016) is the final issue of the journal. This issue, and the complete archive, will continue to be available via the QMCRLE website


29 September 2017

QMCRLE is pleased to announce new books by three of our members:

Anne Dunan-Page, L’éxperience puritaine

Caroline Bowden (ed.), The Chronicles of Nazareth (The English Convent), Bruges, 1629-1793

Laurence Lux-Sterritt, English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

 Congratulations to Anne, Caroline and Laurence!


17 August 2016

Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

The Society’s aims are to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas of the history of the Christian Churches. The number of Fellows is strictly limited to twenty-five of the world’s leading experts in the field. Professor Rivers has been recognised by the Society for her energetic commitment to eighteenth-century religious history throughout her career.


1 July 2016

An Inventory of Puritan and Dissenting Records, 1640–1714, by Mark Burden, Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page and Joel Halcomb (2016) is now available via the publications page of the QMCRLE website.

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25 April 2016

On Satuday 23 April, the inaugural research workshop of QMCRLE was held at Queen Mary with papers from Anthony Bale, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Douglas Hedley and Neil Keeble, and a roundtable with contributions from Emma Mason, Anne Page, David Colclough and James Kelly. Click here for the programme.


23 March 2016

QMCRLE is delighted to announce a partnership with LERMA (La Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone), a research centre based at Aix-Marseille Université comprising 43 historians, literature specialists and linguists dedicated to the study of the anglophone world. It has a strong tradition in early-modern and religious studies. This new partnership seeks to promote international exchange and the sharing of knowledge and research in the fields of literature and religion in English. The Director of LERMA, Anne Dunan-Page, will be speaking at the QMCRLE research workshop on 23 April.



4 January 2016

The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English was launched on 4 January 2016, following the closure of the Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies at the end of December 2015. Several of the projects and publications formerly housed on the Dr Williams’s Centre website are now housed here: the Dissenting Academies Project, the Henry Crabb Robinson Project, Enlightenment and Dissent, the Surman Index Online, and online publications. An archive of events held by the Dr Williams’s Centre from 2005 to 2015 is also provided here.

The Centre also provides links to other projects in the field of Religion and Literature that are run by the Centre’s members.