Event: Perspectives on Secularisation, Oxford Brookes University, January 2013

Annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium 2013

Thursday 17 January 2013, 15:00 until 19:00

Location: Lecture Theatre, Harcourt Hill Campus

The subject for this year’s colloquium will be Perspectives on Secularisation with speakers including:

Professor JCD Clark, University of Kansas
Professor Callum Brown, Dundee University
David Nash, Professor of History, Oxford Brookes University


3.00pm: David Nash (Professor of History, Oxford Brookes University)
“Beyond Secularisation –pursuing the logic of narrative treatments of religion.”

4.00pm: Tea

4.30pm: Callum Brown (Professor of Religious and Cultural History, University of Dundee)
“What is Secularisation?”

J. C. D. Clark (Hall Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas)
“Secularization, positivism and physics”

Followed by a roundtable discussion
6.30pm: Buffet dinner

There is no charge for this event, but please confirm attendance by clicking on the online registration link below by Tuesday 8th January 2013.

Please contact Jo Middleton (Administrator of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History – jmiddleton@brookes.ac.uk, 01865 488455) with enquiries.


Conference Announcement: Men, Masculinities and Religious Change 20th April 2012

Registration is currently open for the Men, Masculinites and Religious change, please contact Dr Sue Morgan  (s.morgan@chi.ac.uk) for more details  about attendance.

I have posted the conference outline below, of particular note for the NSRN community is Professor Callum Brown’s paper ‘How men have lost religion since 1940’. The conference is taking place on 20 April 2012 in the Rylands Room at King’s College, Cambridge.

Men, Masculinities and Religious Change

20 April 2012, Rylands Room, King’s College, Cambridge


Dr Sue Morgan, University of Chichester, and Dr Lucy Delap, St Catharine’s College – Why religion and masculinities?


Dr Alana Harris, University of Oxford – ‘Modern Catholic Masculinity and the Catenian Association: 1908-2008’

Dr Sean Brady, Birkbeck, University of London – ‘Sectarianism, religion and masculinity: Northern Ireland after 1921’

11.30 coffee


Dr Amanullah de Sondy, University of Miami – ‘British Muslim Men in the late 20th Century’

Dr Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England – ‘Masculinities, Spirituality and New Religious Movements in Late Twentieth Century Britain’

Dr Tim Jones, University of Glamorgan – ‘Christianity and the Making of Modern Homosexuality’

Lunch 1.15-2pm


Dr Susan Tananbaum, Bowdoin College – “Establishing healthy minds in healthy bodies in our rising generation’: Models of Masculinity in the Jewish East End, 1890-1930s’

Dr Alison Falby, Trinity College, Toronto – ‘Buddhist Psychology and Masculinity in Early Twentieth Century Britain’

Dr Ben Griffin, Girton College, Cambridge – ‘Religious Change and Male Domestic Authority in Late Nineteenth Century Britain’

3.30-3.45 – tea


Prof. Callum Brown, University of Dundee – ‘How men have lost religion since 1940’

Dr Sumita Mukherjee, Keble College, University of Oxford – ‘The Growth of a Masculine Hindu Community in Britain, 1936-7’

4.45-5.15 Closing discussion