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Reading Dissent and Dissenting Readers in the Reformation World, 1500-1800


Northumbria University & Newcastle Cathedral

About the Conference

Reading Dissent and Dissenting Readers in the Reformation World, 1500-1800 is a major multi-disciplinary and international conference which seeks to investigate the multifarious ways reading proved vital, or potentially fatal, to the everyday lives of Puritans, Dissenters and/or Nonconformists, both to themselves, their households, wider communities and churches during the Long Reformation, 1500-1800.

Plenary Speakers

  • Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway)
  • Crawford Gribben (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Nicholas Seager (Keele University).

Registration Fees

  • Standard fee: £110                                                                               
  • Student/Postgraduate/unwaged: £50    

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner is hosted in the historic Blackfriars Banquet Hall, Newcastle city centre on Friday 8th July. This is an additional cost of £40 and is limited to 40 spaces.


Guests can choose to stay at the Hampton by Hilton in central Newcastle at the preferential rates outlined below. Booking must be made by March 31st and we are limited to 35 rooms across the 4 days. Rooms at the Hampton are Double Rooms with free internet access and breakfast included.

Please note that dates must be added individually to cover the length of your stay. The conference will close on Saturday afternoon.

  • Wednesday 6th July: £79
  • Thursday 7th July: £79
  • Friday 8th July: £79
  • Saturday 9th July: £99

Day one of the conference will be hosted at Newcastle Cathedral.


Event Details

Northumbria University & Newcastle Cathedral
The Hedley Suite
Sandyford Building
Newcastle upon Tyne


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