'When I was a little child': Childhood, memory, and eighteenth-century Methodism.
|Starts:||14:00 13 Jul 2015|
|Ends:||16:00 13 Jul 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Cindy Alders|
Accounts of childhood occur frequently in Methodist life writings, with childhood regretted as a time of sinfulness or celebrated for juvenile piety. Conventions governing such accounts can obscure the real children who lay behind them. This presentation, as part of a seminar, uses a range of manuscript and print sources to pursue two related questions: how did children practice religion, and what was their role in the production of Methodist culture? It will investigate the production, preservation, and circulation of writings by and about children, and will do so through a series of case studies that include Mary Gilbert, Martha Williams, and Tommy Westman.
Dr Cindy Alders
Role: John Rylands Research Institute / Manchester Wesley Research Centre Joint Visiting Fellow
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