PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF A CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER 2014
Presbyterians in the trans-Atlantic world, 1550-1700
12-13 September 2014, Queen's University Belfast
This conference has been organised by Crawford Gribben (Queen's University Belfast) as part of the "Radical religion in the trans-Atlantic world: Ulster Scots perspectives" project, and is funded by the Northern Ireland DCAL Ministerial Advisory Group on Ulster Scots (2014-15).
All proceedings will take place in the Senate Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast. The conference is free and is open to the public.
All enquiries should be directed to Crawford Gribben [ firstname.lastname@example.org ].
Friday 12 September 2014
2:00pm Welcome and first plenary lecture
Francis J. Bremer (Millersville University, PA),
"'Congregational principles are lost in New England': The drift towards Presbyterian polity in colonial New England"
3:00pm-4:30pm Session 1: English Presbyterians in the Atlantic world
Polly Ha (University of East Anglia),
"Presbyterians and the Prayer Book in the British Atlantic"
Elliot Vernon (Independent scholar),
"English Presbyterians and the Covenant" (tbc)
4:45pm-6:15pm Session 2: Scottish Presbyterians in the Atlantic world
Andrew Robinson (University of Ulster),
"'They hope to find an America in Scotland': An Ulster view of religious freedom on the eve of the Stuart Civil Wars"
Kathleen Middleton (Trinity College Dublin),
"Transatlantic sufferings: The American colonies in post-Revolution Scottish martyrology"
6:30pm Second plenary lecture
R. Scott Spurlock (University of Glasgow),
"'Ascendency and exile: accounting for ecclesiological shifts in 'Scottish' Presbyterianism"
7:45pm Conference dinner [all speakers are invited to attend dinner]
Molly's Yard, Botanic Avenue
Saturday 13 September 2014
9:00am-10:30am Session 3: Irish Presbyterians in the Atlantic world
Laurence Kirkpatrick (Union Theological College, Belfast),
"The Irish Mayfair: People, places and problems"
Robert Armstrong (Trinity College Dublin),
"Thinking like a Presbyterian: Irish Presbyterians in the British Atlantic world, 1689-1707"
11:00am-12:30pm Session 4: Commerce and covenants in the Atlantic world
Craig Gallagher (Boston College, MA),
"Covenants and Commerce: Presbyterian Networks in the Atlantic world"
Michael S. Griggs (University of Edinburgh),
"The 'Radical' become Revolutionary: Violence as a Means of 'Salvation' within Covenanting Political Thought in a British Atlantic World, 1630-1750"
12:30pm Lunch [available locally]
1:30pm-3:00pm Session 5:
Thomas Donachie (Queen's University Belfast),
"David Houston (1633-96) - Disquieter of the Peace"
Joseph S. Moore (Gardner-Webb University, NC),
"Covenanter factions in colonial Presbyterianism"
3:00pm Closing plenary lecture
Michael Winship (University of Georgia),
"Hunting for 'presbyterianism' in puritan New England, then and now"
4:00pm Conference ends