communications à des colloques et conférences invitées en 2019-2020

29 juin 2021 : organisation  du workshop Rethinking the Prebendaries Plot On Line (projet RePPOL) avec Olivier Spina (Lyon 2) à Lyon : enjeux scientifiques et pédagogiques autour du manuscrit MS 128, Corpus Christi College

5 juin 2021 : participation à la table ronde sur l'enseignement de la SEAA 17-18 (Congrès annuel de la Société des Anglicistes du Supérieur) : Comment enseigner la période moderne ?

4 décembre 2020 : Conférence invitée au Séminaire Franco-Britannique d'Histoire : " 'Ceci n'est pas une Réforme' : les changements liturgiques sous le règne d'Henri VIII "

6 décembre 2019 : Workshop " Lived Religion and the Book " organisé par Anne Page, Laurence Lux-Sterritt et Tessa Whitehouse à Queen Mary University of London : " Living the Liturgy in Henry VIII's Reformation : the evidence from massbooks ". Publication à suivre en 2020.

8 octobre 2019 : Colloque international organisé par le GIS Religions : Textes, Pratiques, Pouvoirs (Lyon) : " Quel Catholicisme restaure-t-on sous Marie Tudor ?"

Juin 2019 : Congrès annuel de la Société des Anglicistes du Supérieur (ateliers manuscrits) : Les marginalias dans les livres liturgiques anglais (1534-1547) : corpus d'exceptions ou corpus d'exception

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TRANS_HYB project 2020-2022

 Presentation :

 TRANS_HYB has been set up to examine how people transition from one system of beliefs and practices to another and how hybrid practices emerge that derive from the process and facilitate such transitions. From 1500, as confessional diversity emerged in Europe and Christians encountered peoples of many other faiths in the context of colonial expansion, conversion became urgently topical. Although much work has been done on how local adaptations of Christian faiths facilitated mass conversions in missionary settings, examining the process of religious change in Europe between Catholicism and Protestantism as one of “transition” is radically novel in the field of Reformation studies.  Conversely, TRANS_HYB will also examine the evolution of rituals within confessions and explore the changing parameters of intra-confessional practices.

This approach implies a shift of emphasis to the practices of ordinary people and to rituals and material objects used in worship. Hence confessional identities are deessentialized while the lived experience of religious fluidity is underlined.

We will mobilize the tools used in the field of anthropological history in particular to explore the lived experience of religious change and its corporate aspects. We will seek inspiration in methods and heuristic tools forged to analyse how the colonial encounter altered religious dynamics ( acculturaltion, syncretic rituals and practices).  Our approach implies a shift in emphasis from theological beliefs to practices, from clergy and political elites to ordinary people grappling to adapt to mandated change, from individual conversion narratives to community-centered transformations and, finally, from doctrinal concepts to rituals and material objects used in worship and ceremonies. Hence confessional identities are de-essentialized while the lived experience of religious fluidity is underlined.

The team’s expertise is in religious history, urban history and musicology of Early Modern Europe and this initial study will focus on English Dutch, French, German and Spanish speaking,  communities in Europe, in particular in the area on both sides of the Channel.

Members of the TRANS_HYB network: Pr. Kenneth Fincham (Kent), Dr. Marianne Gillion (KU Leuven), Felipe Goes Silva (Université de Lille), Anne Heminger (University of Tampa, Florida), Suzanna Ivanic (University of Kent), Dr. Yves Junot (UVHC), Dr. Chris Langley (Newman College), Dr. Matthew Laube (Birkbeck College, London), Dr. Antoine Mazurek, Emmanuel Phatthanasinh (Lorraine), Pr. Violet Soen (KU Leuven), Dr. Daniel Trocmé-Latter (Hamerton College, Cambridge), Pr. Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (U. Gent), Heleen Wyffels (KU Leuven).

Three workshops will be run over a two year period to elaborate a research agenda and a design concepts and methods to analyse unexamined sources or revisit underexamined ones.

WORKSHOP 1: Friday 23 October,  We discussed David Luebke's Hometown Religion: Regimes of Co-Existence in Westphalia.  

WORKSHOP 2: 6 May 2021 : Epistomological issues around the liturgical studies

Session 1 : Does practicing mean believing ? 

Chair : Aude de Mézerac-Zanetti

Presentation : Emmanuel Phattanasinh (Université de Lorraine): "Hot and cold rituals": a new paragigm to examine liturgies in context.


Session 2 : Practice-led research in the field of liturgical studies

Chair: Marianne Gillion.

We discussed the Experience of Worship Project (John Harper and Sally Harper, Bangor University). 


Workshop 3 : 12 Nov 2022 : anthropological approaches to early modern rituals with Christian Grosse (Université de Génève). 






Funding and awards (2019-2021)

January 2021: FLASH award by I-SITE ULNE for TRANS_HYB and REPOL to run the workshops, fund research and hire short-term support staff to set up the REPOL plateform (24,200 €).

January 2020: "Projet Emergent" award by the MESHS to fund first workshop and further travelling for research and to meet scholars (3,000€).


June 2019 : travelling bursary awarded by I-SITE ULNE to set up first contact in view of establishing a network of scholars based in Kent, KU Leuven and U Gent (900€). 



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