Members of the Project team regularly give seminar and conference papers presenting research based on CCEd, as well as talks about the nature of the Project. They welcome invitations to talk at conferences and to history societies and other interested groups. Please contact Mary Clayton (m.e.clayton[at]reading.ac.uk) for further details.

Forthcoming events

  • Conference on 'The Cultural Agency of Chaplains in Early Modern Britain' at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, Saturday 26 June 2010.

    Professor Kenneth Fincham will deliver a paper on 'Chaplains 1600-1640: roles and reputations' , presenting new evidence from the CCEd.

  • Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London; Wednesday 9 June 2010 at 5.15.

    Arthur Burns, Kenneth Fincham and Stephen Taylor will deliver a paper on 'New questions in the history of the early modern clerical profession: a prolegomenon for research ', reflecting on the contribution that the Database can make to our understanding of the clerical profession.

Events

  • Bases de données et éspaces informationnels, Programme du colloque RAO, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 15-16 January 2010

    Stephen Taylor delivered a paper entitled 'The problems and potential of pouring old wine into new bottles: reflections on the Clergy of the Church of England Database 1999-2009 and beyond'.

  • Church and Society in England and Wales 1200-1800, Institute of Historical Research, London, 26-7 March 2009

    The Project Team and others delivered papers drawing on the CCEd at this major conference bringing together several important projects.

  • Saffron Walden Historical Society, 26 January 2009

    Professor Arthur Burns delivered a paper on 'The Clergy of the Saffron Walden district in the Clergy of the Chuch of England Database'.

  • Religious History of Britain 1500–1800 seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 9 December 2008

    Stephen Taylor and Kenneth Fincham delivered a paper on ‘The Pattern of Episcopal Ordination 1646–1660’, based on research using the CCEd.

  • Women’s Committee of the Economic History Society Annual Workshop, ‘Gender and Career’, Institute of Historical Research, 1 November 2008

    The Project directors delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Clerical Dynasties and Mobility: Some perspectives on the Careers of Clergymen in the Early Modern Period’, reflecting on the impact of gender issues on those careers.

  • Early Modern Britain Seminar, Merton College, Oxford, 30 October 2008

    Stephen Taylor and Kenneth Fincham delivered a paper on ‘Episcopalian conformity and nonconformity 1646–1660’, based on research using the CCEd.

  • CCEd presentation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 17 September 2008

    Arthur Burns presented the CCEd to an audience of experts in the Digital Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • Anglican Clergy 1540–1835: Charting the Dynamics of an Early Modern Profession in the Clergy of the Church of England Database, 20–1 June 2008

    On Friday–Saturday 20–1 June 2008 a two-day conference was held at the Institute of Historical Research, London under the auspices of the CCEd project. Day One: ‘Clerical Cohorts: Prosopographical Insights’, explored the potential of CCEd for writing the collective history of the clergy through a variety of case studies. The second day ‘Clerical ancestors and local stories’, aimed primarily at genealogists, archivists and local historians, explored the usefulness of the CCEd for their researches.

  • Annual Meeting, Church of Ireland Historical Society, Robinson's Library, Armagh, 19 April 2008

    Stephen Taylor delivered a lecutre on 'Irish bishops and the survival of the Church of England 1646-1660'.

  • Salisbury Cathedral 750: 1258–2008, 28 March 2008

    Arthur Burns talked about Salisbury cathedral and the diocese in the late Hanoverian period, drawing on the materials available in CCEd, at a conference on ‘Salisbury Cathedral 750: 1258–2008’ on 28 March 2008.

  • Historical Association, Norwich Branch, 9 February 2008

    Arthur Burns gave a talk on the Clergy Database and its value for research on the clergy and church in the localities at the Norwich branch of the Historical Association on 9 February 2008.

  • In Further Celebration of the Clergy of the Church of England Database Project, 20 October 2007

    On Saturday 20 October 2007 a one day conference was held under the auspices of the Chichester Centre for Ecclesiastical Studies in collaboration with CCEd. This explored the progress of the Project, some of the uses to which its materials can be put, and its future.

  • Social networks in early modern England, 17–19 September 2007

    Ken Fincham and Stephen Taylor delivered a paper on 'Clerical episcopalianism and conformity 1646–1660' at a conference on Social Networks in Early Modern England held at New College, Oxford, on 17–19 September 2007.

  • Fingringhoe and the CCEd, 7 July 2007

    Arthur Burns gave a talk on Fingringhoe, Essex, in aid of the Church Restoration fund, on ‘Fingringhoe and environs in the Clergy of the Church of England Database' on Saturday 7 July 2007

  • Manchester conference, 27 October 2006

    On 27 October 2006 a conference took place on 'The northern diocese in the CCEd'. The event was attended by a large audience of academics and other historians. A brief report on the conference is available. We have since published Richard Clark's paper in CCEd Research Online .

  • ‘Royalist Capital and Commonwealth Melting-Pot: Oxford in the 1640s and 1650s’

    ‘Royalist Capital and Commonwealth Melting-Pot: Oxford in the 1640s and 1650s’, a conference held at St Anne's College, Oxford, on 21–3 July 2006: Stephen Taylor and Kenneth Fincham delivered a paper on ‘Bishop Robert Skinner and the survival of the Church of England’.

  • AGM of The Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections

    Mary Clayton delivered a paper on ‘The Clergy of the Church of England Database: recent developments’, at the AGM of The Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections held in Hereford Cathedral on 3 July 2006.

  • History of Religion Seminar, University of Birmingham

    Arthur Burns and Stephen Taylor delivered a paper entitled, ‘Was Lichfield and Coventry a northern diocese?’, at the History of Religion Seminar, University of Birmingham, on Thursday 16 March 2006.

  • ‘Prosopography: Approaches and Applications’, Jesus College, Oxford

    Stephen Taylor delivered a paper entitled, ‘Counting the clergy: the CCEd and the limitations of a prosopographical tool’, at the conference on ‘Prosopography: Approaches and Applications’, held at Jesus College, Oxford, 15–18 July 2005.

  • Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading

    Kenneth Fincham and Stephen Taylor gave a paper on ‘The survival and restoration of the Church of England 1646–1662: the evidence of episcopal ordinations in the Clergy of the Church of England Database’ at the seminar of the Early Modern Research Centre, at the University of Reading, on Wednesday 29 June 2005.

  • Early Modern History Seminar, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

    Kenneth Fincham and Stephen Taylor gave a paper on, ‘The survival and restoration of the Church of England 1646–1662: the evidence of episcopal ordinations in the Clergy of the Church of England Database’, at the Early Modern History Seminar, held at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, on 26 January 2005.

  • Approaches in Prosopography Seminar, University of Oxford

    Stephen Taylor read a paper entitled, ‘Counting the clergy: the CCEd and the limitations of a prosopographical tool’, at the Approaches in Prosopography Seminar, at the Centre for Prosopography, University of Oxford, on 2 December 2004.

  • 29th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago

    Stephen Taylor read a paper on 'The geography of the Church of England in the early modern period and computers: the experience of the CCEd', as part of Session 188, 'Spatial Analysis of Religion', at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Chicago, on 18 November 2004.

  • Franco-British Conference, Institute of Historical Research, London

    Arthur Burns gave a paper entitled, ‘In and out of the archives: some reflections on the diocesan records of the Church of England since the Reformation’, at the Franco-British Conference, ‘Du papier à l'archive, du privé au public: France et Iles Britanniques, deux mémoires', held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 1 October 2004. View the text at http://www.theclergydatabase.org.uk/content/publications/in_and_out.html

  • ‘Resourcing Sources VIII’, University of Oxford

    Stephen Taylor gave a talk entitled, 'The Clergy of the Church of England Database: the conception of an on-line digital resource', at the colloquium, 'Resourcing Sources VIII: Creating Digital Resources for Historians',held at the University of Oxford on 19 July 2004.

  • 1400 Years of History. Rochester Cathedral and Diocese 604–2004

    Arthur Burns delivered a talk on ‘The clergy of the diocese of Rochester from the Reformation to the Victorian period’ as part of ‘1400 Years of History. Rochester Cathedral and Diocese 604–2004’, a programme of events to celebrate aspects of the history of Rochester cathedral, the diocese of Rochester and West Kent,held on Saturday 10 July 2004.

  • Annual Conference of the Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association

    Kenneth Fincham gave a presentation on ‘The Clergy of the Church of England Database’ to the Annual Conference of the Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association on 17 June 2004.

  • School of History, University of Kent

    Kenneth Fincham gave a paper on ‘The Clergy of the Church of England Database Project’ at the Research Seminar, School of History, University of Kent at Canterbury, on 11 February 2004.

  • Recherche assistée par ordinateur, Université Paris X Nanterre

    Stephen Taylor read a paper on ‘Reconstructing clerical careers: the experience of the Clergy of the Church of England Database’, at the Colloque international, Recherche assistée par ordinateur, L'analyse des données, held at the Centre de recherches en études anglaises at the Université Paris X Nanterre, on 31 January 2004.

  • Prosopography and Computers, University of Oxford

    Stephen Taylor gave a talk entitled, ‘Reconstructing clerical careers: the experience of the Clergy of the Church of England Database’, at the colloquium on Prosopography and Computers, Resourcing Sources VII: Digital History, held at the Oxford University Computing Service, on 30 June 2003.

  • ‘Bishop Burgess and his world’, University of Wales Lampeter

    Arthur Burns and Stephen Taylor gave ta talk entitled, ‘Reconstructing clerical careers: the experience of the Clergy of the Church of England Database’, at the conference, ‘Bishop Burgess and his world’, held at the University of Wales, Lampeter, in June 2003.

  • Royal Historical Society Conference, York

    Arthur Burns and Stephen Taylor gave a presentation on ‘The CCEd and the public’ at the RHS Conference, ‘Historians and their Publics’, held at the University of York, on 20 April 2001.