Annual (Hawarden) Seminar on the OT in the NT

From the Director in Chief

Dear colleagues,

Just a further reminder that the 2016 Annual Seminar on the Use of the OT in the NT will be held at Gladstone’s Library Hawarden ( from the evening of Wednesday 16th March to lunch time on Friday 18th March 2016 and you are all most welcome to join us to share papers, hear about any new developments and publications, and to network informally. This year’s seminar will have a particular focus on methodological issues in analysing the use of the OT in the NT.

If you wish to participate in this year’s seminar, please contact the booking office at Gladstone’s Library directly to book your room by telephone on 01244 532350 or by email to<>; please note that you cannot reserve your place via the online booking system, as we have made a group booking. Please let the staff know when booking that you are part of the OT in the NT Seminar group, so that they can allocate you to one of the group’s reserved rooms. The overall cost will be in the region of £175, depending on what “extras” you opt for (e.g. ensuite bathroom), and a small deposit will be required at the booking stage. When you have booked, please also email theme on<> in order to be added to the confirmed list of participants.

Offers of papers are still welcome, so please send the proposed title and a short abstract by Monday 7th December 2015 to<>. As agreed, preference will be given to papers which relate to the overall theme of methodological issues. I will circulate further details of the programme and timings in mid/late January.

Best wishes,

SCSC Vancouver Report

Via Refo500

This year’s Sixteenth Century Society & Conference was held in the beautiful city of Vancouver (October 22-25 2015). Session 122 ‘The Religious Topography of the North II’ was organized by Tarald Rasmussen (University of Oslo) and co-sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council and Refo500. Ute Lotz-Heumann (University of Arizona) was the chair.

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