Academic journal article Bunyan Studies

Advance Notice of 'Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation', the Eighth Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society

Academic journal article Bunyan Studies

Advance Notice of 'Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation', the Eighth Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society

Article excerpt

As President of the International John Bunyan Society, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the Eighth Triennial Conference of the Society will be held at Aix-en-Provence, from 6 to 9 July 2016. Since this is the first time the IJBS has held its conference on the continent, the chosen theme, 'Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation', anticipates the celebrations planned for the 2017 anniversary of the Reformation in continental Europe.

Preparations are well under way. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Research Centre for Anglophone Studies at Aix-Marseille University, more particularly the early-modern seminar co-convened by Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Jean Viviès and myself (more information on britaix.hypotheses.org). Following a now wellestablished IJBS tradition, it will open on the Wednesday afternoon, on the Aix-Marseille Humanities campus, with a plenary lecture, followed by dinner. From the Thursday morning onward, we will convene in the seventeenth-century surroundings of 'La Baume', a conference centre situated among acres of land, just a few minutes from the town centre of Aix. There will be panels on Thursday 7 July, Friday 8 July, and Saturday 9 July. The IJBS AGM will take place on the Thursday evening, following a drinks reception marking the end of the day's sessions. On the Friday afternoon there will be an excursion in Provence. The conference will culminate and come to a close on Saturday night with a banquet, where the winner of the Richard L. Greaves Prize will be announced by the Chair of the 2016 Greaves Committee, Prof. N. H. Keeble (Stirling).

Delegates may wish to return home on Sunday 10 July or take the opportunity to explore Provence with its reputation for fine food and wine, as well as the magnificent Mediterranean countryside and sea resorts. Marseilles, the Lubéron and the Côte d'Azur are all within easy reach, and the area boasts some extensive vineyards. Early July is also the time of the world-famous Aix music festival, so there will be plenty to do for music lovers as well, should they wish to stay in Aix before or after the conference. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.