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Women and the Church: Scottish Church History Society Conference

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Our Autumn conference on the theme of 'Women and the Church' will take place in the Edinburgh Theological Seminary on 3 November. The cost of tickets - which includes lunch - has been heavily subsidised by the Society. Please send details of any dietary requirements to schssec@outlook.com. See below for the full programme.

10.00 Arrival and refreshments

10.15 Introduction

10.25 for 10.30 Panel Sessions

Panel 1

Professor Thomas Owen Clancy, University of Glasgow
Women in the Early Medieval Church in Scotland--where are they?

Rev. Dr Douglas Somerset
Edinburgh Women preparing for Death in the 1550s.

Dr Paul Goatman, University of Glasgow
Women and Civic Society in Reformation Scotland: The Evidence of the Glasgow High Kirk Session Book, 1583-1593.


Panel 2

Dr Michael Riordan
Women Prophets in the Enlightenment: Early Feminists?

Rev Dr Derek Murray
Women in the Glasite/Sandemanian Movement.

Dr Eleanor Harris
Whig Matriarchs and Tory Missionaries: Episcopalian Women in Early Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh.


Panel 3

Gemma King, University of Edinburgh
The Opening to Women of the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Church of Scotland.

Rhiannon Spiers, University of Stirling
Archives and Ordained Women in Scotland.

Dr Lesley Orr, University of Edinburgh
‘The continual state of dither…’: The Church of Scotland and Women’s Ordination: An Everyday Story of Patriarchal Life.

12.00 Lunch

1.00 Keynote lecture: Professor Elizabeth Ewan, University of Guelph
'Did Scottish Women have a Reformation?'

2.15 Break for refreshments

2.25 for 2.30 Panel Session

Panel 4

Professor Daniel MacLeod, St Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
Marion Walker and the Diversity of Catholic Resistance in Early Modern Glasgow.

Alasdair Roberts, Aberdeen University
A Feminine Side to Scottish Catholic Survival.

Ciaran Jones, University of Edinburgh
Ministers and Lost Souls: Pastoral Counselling in Seventeenth-Century Scottish Witch Trials.


Panel 5

Melanie Khuddro, University of Reading
Insecurity or Stability? The Challenge of a Matriarchal Church in the Nineteenth Century.

Dr Tanya Cheadle, University of Glasgow
A ‘Religion of the Real’: Jane Hume Clapperton, Religious Agnosticism and Sexual Radicalism in Late-Victorian Edinburgh.

Jo Thor, University of Edinburgh
‘All quiet and obedient’: Faith, Work and Quarrels in the Dundee’s Magdalene Asylum as described in its Matron’s Diary (1878 – 1880).


Panel 6

Dr Chris Langley, Newman University, Birmingham
Clerical Wives and Parish Politics in Civil War and Cromwellian Scotland, 1638-1660.

Dr Jamie Reid Baxter, University of Glasgow
Esther Inglis (1571-1614): a Franco-Scot with High Connections in the Kirk.

Karen Mailey Watt, University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art
Colours that sound a triumphant blast: The Stained Glass of Sadie McLellan (1914-2007).

4.00 Conclusion

4.15 Annual General Meeting


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