Persistence of the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scholarship

19 June 2014 - 20 June 2014

CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

This workshop proposes a new approach to the intellectual life of nineteenth-century Britain. It will investigate the surprising persistence of early modern learning in the rhetoric and practice of scholarly disciplines, ranging from biblical criticism to anthropology and the writing of history.

Registration closes: Friday 13 June at midnight. After this time, if you would like to be added to our delegates' waiting list, please email el269@cam.ac.uk

Convenor

Mr Scott Mandelbrote, History, University of Cambridge

Invited speakers

  • Professor Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University
  • Professor Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
  • Professor Colin Kidd, University of St. Andrews
  • Dr James Kirby, University of Oxford
  • Professor Walter Stephens, Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor Rosemary Sweet, University of Leicester
  • Dr Martha Vandrei, King's College London
  • Dr Brian Young, University of Oxford

Administrative assistance: eeh39@crassh.cam.ac.uk 

We are unable to arrange or book accommodation, however, the following websites may be of help:

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This event is supported by funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ ERC grant agreement no 295463

Day 1: Thursday 19 June 2014

9.30 - 10.00

Registration

10.00 - 10.15

Dr Michael Ledger-Lomas (King's College London) and Mr Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge): Introduction

10.15 - 10.45

Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge): 'The invention of the Masoretic text: Christian David Ginsburg and Jacob ben Chaim'

10.45 - 11.00

Discussion

11.00 - 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45

Mr Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge): 'Tischendorf, Sinai and early modern scholars'

11.45 - 12.15

Dr Alison Knight (Cambridge): 'The Revisions of 1611 and 1881: The history of the English Bible in prefaces relating to the Revised Version'

12.15 - 1.00

Discussion

1.00 - 2.00

Lunch

2.00 - 2.30

Dr Gareth Atkins (Cambridge): 'The "Self-interpreting" Bible?'

2.30 - 3.00

Dr Michael Ledger-Lomas (King's College London): 'Paraphrasing Paul: From Locke to Conybeare'

3.00 - 3.30

Discussion

3.30 - 4.00

Coffee break

4.00 - 4.30

Professor Roey Sweet (University of Leicester): 'Romano-British antiquarianism and the persistence of the past in the nineteenth-century'

4.30 - 5.00

Professor Colin Kidd (University of St. Andrews): 'Anthropology and the old mythographers: the theological origins of a social science'

5.00 - 5.30

Discussion

Day 2: Friday 20 June 2014

9.30 - 10.00

Professor Brian Young (University of Oxford): 'William Cave and the Fathers of the Victorians'

10.00 - 10.30

Dr Martha Vandrei (King's College London): 'Nonjurors and the primitive church in the nineteenth century'

10.30 - 11.00

Discussion

11.00 - 11.15

Coffee

11.15 - 11.45

Professor Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University): 'Inventing the Reformation: The Parker Society and the Sixteenth-century Reformation'

11.45 - 12.15

Professor Anthony Grafton (Princeton University): 'The Persistence of the Past and the Persistence of the Present: Bernays and Pattison'

12.15 - 1.00

Discussion

1.00 - 2.00

Lunch

2.00 - 2.30

Dr James Kirby (University of Oxford): 'A learned Church: Anglican historians and scholarly continuities, c.1850-1900'

2.30 - 3.30

Closing discussion

3.30 - 4.00

Coffee and end