Half-remembered: Charles, King and Martyr?

Wednesday 30th January 2019 marks the 370th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I. This event had a potent but multifaceted afterlife in the secular iconography of both Royalists and Parliamentarians. In this blog post Dr Ceri Law unpicks the layers of meaning in one of the most famous images of Charles, along with the marks left on a particular copy by later censors.

God’s Memory: why have we forgotten it?

Does God remember? Does God therefore forget? If we attribute memory to God, what difficulties are entailed for our conceptions of His omniscience and omnipotence? In the first of her case studies, Dr Karis Riley addresses some of these difficulties and offers examples of early-modern responses.

Electronic afterlives: digitisations from the Remembering the Reformation exhibition

When we curated our Digital Exhibition we commissioned our partner libraries to make full digitisations of some of their works, to be made available later as part of their digital library platforms. In this post Ceri Law introduces two of these exciting books — a rare coloured copy of Foxe's Acts and Monuments and the Stainton or 'wounded' missal.

Two eighteenth-century flagons: why remember?

In the first of our 'Object of the Month' post, Ceri Law considers a pair of eighteenth-century communion flagons and asks: Why do we — and why did people in the past — remember? And why might we, and they, seek to inscribe the memories of loved ones into objects and so fix them into our physical world?

Digital exhibition now live!

Announcing our digital exhibition, prepared in partnership with Cambridge University Library, Lambeth Palace Library and York Minster Library.

The Smell of the Reformation

Professor Alexandra Walsham discusses an intriguing piece of Reformation memorabilia — a tobacco box engraved with images of Luther and Calvin — and explores the possible role of smell in memories of the Reformation.

Now We Are One

On — or at least around — the project's first anniversary, Ceri Law reflects upon our achievements so far.