CREMS Annual Lecture

 Aston Webb building with sculpture in foreground

The 2014 Annual Lecture

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 University of Birmingham CREMS Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Cathy Shrank, Professor of Tudor and Renasissance Literature in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. 

Professor Shrank is one of the leading scholars in the field of Tudor literature and you can find out more about her prodigious and prize-winning research on her University of Sheffield staff page. 

The Lecture will take place on Wednesday 29 October.  Details of the time, venue and lecture title will be announced in due course'.

Annual Lectures

Every year, the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies hosts a prestigious Annual Lecture.

The Annual Lecture takes place in addition to a packed programme of more informal research seminars, and draws a large audience of staff and students from across the university, as well as from the wider academic and geographical communities. In the past eight years, a number of leading reformation, renaissance and early modern scholars have delivered a series of public talks to crowded lecture theatres. The Annual Lecture is also an important social and networking occasion. Following on from the lecture and questions from the floor there is ample time for discussion with fellow attendees over a glass of wine or fruit juice. Full details of past lectures can be found below:

Wednesday 30 October 2013
Professor Alec Ryrie (Durham University)
'The Curious Case of the Protestant Missionary'

Wednesday 24 October 2012
Professor Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh)
'Witnessing Early Drama: Reviewing the Spectatorial Turn from the Cycle Plays to Shakespeare'

Wednesday 26 October 2011
Dr Ulinka Rublack (St John's College, University of Cambridge)
'Visual Cultures of the German Reformation'

Wednesday 13 October 2010
Professor William Sherman (University of York)
'Of Anagrammatology: Decoding the Renaissance and the Renaissance of Decoding'

Wednesday 28 October 2009
Professor Mark Greengrass
(University of Sheffield)
'The Reformation of the Past: Protestants and the Middle Ages'

Wednesday 29 October 2008
Dr Susan Brigden
(Lincoln College, Oxford)
'To Dethrone a King: The Papal Crusade against Henry VIII'

In 2005, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch gave the CREMS Annual Lecture on the subject of 'Iconophobia and Iconoclasm', and Annual Lectures have also been given by Professor Andrew Pettegree, Professor Peter Lake, and Professor Kevin Sharpe.