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Thinking about Reformation 500: the warm up to the big weekend

As part of the build-up to the Reformation 500 conference jointly organised by the Church of Ireland Historical Society and the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland on 20-21 October (for further details visit http://churchofirelandhist.org/reformation-500-conference/), the History Ireland Hedge School starts the discussion on Martin Luther and the wider significance. It is 500 years since Luther composed […]

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Important! Reformation 500 booked out: details of reserve list

With exactly a month to go before we host our big conference marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (20-21 October), plans are gathering apace. However, due to exceptionally high demand the conference has now been fully booked out! Still looking to attend the big event? Those who would like to attend the conference but […]

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The Church of Ireland and its past

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity, edited by Mark Empey, Alan Ford and Miriam Moffitt, is now out and available in all good bookstores. Co-funded by the Society and the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of […]

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Sneak peak: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622-1799

To mark the publication of the Representative Church Body Library‘s latest volume in its Texts and Calendars series: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622-1799 (taking place tomorrow, Thursday, 6 July at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim) we offer a brief insight into this important study. Edited by Dr Michael O’Neill and published by the Four Courts […]

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Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath, 1622-1799

On Thursday, 6 July, the Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath & Kildare, will launch the latest volume in the Representative Church Body Library’s Texts and Calendars series: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath, 1622-1799. It is edited by Dr Michael O’Neill and published by Four Courts Press. The launch will take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, […]

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BIG NEWS! Reformation 500 Conference, October 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society, together with our friends in the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland, have been working tirelessly in the background organising a big conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We are delighted to reveal our provisional programme that includes some of the leading scholars of the period. The […]

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Conference on the Reformation, Waterford (20 May)

On 20 May Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, will host a one day symposium entitled ‘Religion, reform, identity: Ireland and the age of Reformations’. Registration is open at 10am but pre-booking is advised. The first paper will begin at 10.45am. Proceedings will conclude at 6pm Speakers at the conference include Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (UCD) on religious […]

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Ecclesia Semper Reformanda, 22 April 2017

On 22 April a conference entitled Ecclesia Semper Reformanda will take place at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin. The theme focuses on continuing ‘reform’ in the Church but takes a very historical approach to understanding modern aspects. Registration is at 9.30am and proceedings begin at 10am sharp. Presenters at the conference include Professors Werner […]

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Historiography of the Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that together with Four Courts Press they will publish a book on the historiography of the Church of Ireland in 2017. Edited by Dr Mark Empey (National University of Ireland, Galway), Professor Alan Ford (Nottingham University) and Dr Miriam Moffitt (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth), this sizeable […]

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Lecture on John Fisher (c. 1469-1535)

On Monday, October 26th Dr Richard Rex of the University of Cambridge will deliver a lecture on John Fisher (c.1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and subsequent martyr. The paper is entitled “Wolf Hall: Saints John Fisher in Fiction and History”.  It will take place at 7.00p.m in Lecture Theatre OG-GO 29, Geography Building, Elmwood Ave, Queen’s University Belfast. All […]