Theology conference in honour of Norman Young

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Friday 30 July 2010 4:42 pm

There is an upcoming conference at the Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry to honour one of our Research Fellows – Prof. Norman Young on the theme of Grace: Immense, Unfathomed, Unconfined. See

New Australian Methodism Paper

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Wednesday 14 July 2010 8:05 am

Glen O’Brien recently attended the Australian Historical Association Conference in Perth, where he presented a paper on “The Empire’s Titanic Sruggle: Australian Methodism and the Great War” with a focus on A. T. Holden, Methodist Chaplain-General to the Commonwealth Military Forces. See

History of Methodism Workshop

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Saturday 3 July 2010 12:01 pm

Glen O’Brien is co-convenor of the National History of Methodism Project along with Professor Hilary Carey and Dr. Troy Duncan of Newcastle University.  The Project is supported financially through an ARC Discovery Project Grant grant to Hilary Carey (University of Newcastle) and David Roberts (University of New England); the University of Newcastle Humanities Research Institute; and the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University. Additional sponsors are actively sought over the five-year term of the project.\n\nA workshop on the history of Methodism in Australia will be held at Wesley College, University of Sydney, on Friday 3 December 2010. Speakers will include Ian Breward, Hilary Carey, William Emilsen, Glen O’Brien, and Marion Maddox.\n\nThis is intended to be the first of a series of workshops which aim to produce a collaborative history of Methodism in Australia in time for the bicentenary of the arrival of the Rev. Samuel Leigh in Sydney in 1815. Workshops in Melbourne and (hopefully) Adelaide are planned for 2011.\n\nThere is no national history of Methodism, one of Australia’s largest and most important historical churches, and a scholarly history is felt to be long overdue. For more information, or to offer a paper or financial or other assistance, please contact the Sydney workshop organizer Dr Troy Duncan: