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The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English

Religion and the Life Cycle Conference 2018

6 July 2018: ‘Religion and the Life Cycle, 1500 – 1800’


Professor Elaine Hobby (Loughborough): ‘“We have an example in Scripture” (Jane Sharp, The Midwives Book): Women, Religion, and the Early-Modern Life Cycle’

Dr Adam Sutcliffe (King’s College London): ‘The Children of Israel and the Passage to Adulthood in Early Modern Europe’

The interdisciplinary conference welcomed 22 speakers who presented papers on the following panels:

  • The Life Cycle in Art
  • Cross-Confessional Contact
  • Parenthood
  • Rites of Passage
  • Religious Childhoods
  • Sickness and Death
  • Prescription and Practice
  • Recording the Life Cycle