The project has four complementary aspects or themes: 

  • Lives and Afterlives
  • Events and Temporalities
  • Objects, Places and Spaces
  • Ritual, Liturgy and the Body

These themes will be investigated in parallel, each being the principal responsibilty of one of the team members.

Lives & Afterlives

This strand of the project is led by Dr Ceri Law at Cambridge. In it we explore the historical and literary afterlives of individuals and groups caught up in the Reformation, as well as the manner in which religious change stimulated the emergence and effected the transformation of types of life-writing.

Events & Temporalities

This strand of the project, led by Dr Bronwyn Wallace, concerns time. Our research analyses key dates and episodes that became central to emerging accounts of the Reformation, and how these were commemorated, remembered, contested and reinvented in later decades and centuries.

Places, Objects, & Spaces

In the third strand of the project we focus on the way in which physical artefacts and locations became receptacles and theatres of memory. This strand is led by Professor Alexandra Walsham.

Ritual, Liturgy & the Body

This strand of the project is led by Professor Brian Cummings at York. In it we analyse the body and performance as sites of remembrance at both the personal and communal level.