GLORIOUS SOUNDS: EXPLORING THE SOUNDSCAPES OF BRITISH NONCONFORMITY, 1550-1800

Virtual Conference: 14-15th April 2021

The presentations will be available online until 11pm Wednesday 12th May 2021.

⇊ See below for the presentations ⇊


Welcome

The International John Bunyan Society welcomes you to the Glorious Sounds: Exploring the Soundscapes of British Nonconformity: 1550-1800 – a virtual conference hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle and organised in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.

‘Covenanters in a Glen‘ by Alexander Carse, The University of Edinburgh, Fine Art Collection 

This conference considered the various ways that sound impacted the lives and writings of early modern Nonconformists and, in turn, their spiritual practices.

This event featured notable academics and practitioners: Vera J. Camden, John Craig, Robert W. Daniel, Mary Fairclough, Eleanor Hedger, Rosamund Oates, Rosamund Paice and Matthew Stanton.

This two day multi-disciplinary conference was held 14th-15th April 2021. Recordings of the presentations will be available for a limited time only.


PLENARY 1

Rosamund Oates, Manchester Metropolitan University

“Speaking in Hands”: Preaching, Deafness and Sign Language in Early Modern Europe’

(Recorded on Wednesday 14th April 2021)


PANEL 1


Robert W. Daniel, University of Warwick

‘Piety, but Quietly: The Devotional Soundscape of Dissenting Households’


Eleanor Hedger, University of Birmingham

‘Acoustic Territorialisation and Sonic Conflict in the Early Modern English Prison’


Mary Fairclough, University of York

‘Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the Dissenting Art of Reading’


(Recorded on Wednesday 14th April 2021)


PLENARY 2

John Craig, Simon Fraser University

‘Sounding Godly: from Bilney to Bunyan’

(Recorded on Thursday 15th April 2021)


PANEL 2


Matthew Stanton, Queen’s University, Belfast

‘Charisma and Controversy: Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) and the Debate About Congregational Song’


Rosamund Paice, Northumbria University

‘Sound Theology: Serious Punning in Paradise Lost’


Vera J. Camden, Kent State University, Ohio

‘The Sounds of Sermons and Hymns in Hannah Burton’s 1782 London Diary’


(Recorded on Thursday 15th April 2021)

These presentations will be available online until 11pm Wednesday 12th May 2021.