News from the Manchester Wesley Research Centre

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Monday 19 October 2015 4:27 pm

Methodist Studies Seminar – 5 December

The next Methodist Studies Seminar will be held at the MWRC on 5 December. This twice-yearly event is sponsored jointly by The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (Oxford Brookes University), Wesley Study Centre (St John’s College, Durham University), Wesley House (Cambridge), and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre. The programme for the 5 December seminar is available here.

2016 Visiting Fellows

Information about the 2016 John Rylands Research Institute–MWRC Joint Visiting Fellowship will be available shortly on the MWRC website.

Applications are now being accepted for the MWRC Visiting Fellows programme. We welcome research scholars to apply in order to conduct research through the Centre. Applications for 2016 fellowships are due by 11 January 2016.

Full information including application procedure can be found here.

MWRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Andrew Kloes will be in residence at the MWRC February–July 2016. His area of focus is relationships between German and British evangelicals and evangelical awakenings.

A second Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be offered in 2016–17. Further information and a call for applications will be released on the MWRC website and in the January 2016 MWRC update.

George Whitefield: Life, Context, & Legacy

This volumes containing select papers from the 2014 Whitefield at 300 Conference, edited by Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones, is now in preparation with Oxford University Press. 

Ambrose University – New MWRC Institutional Partner

Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently became the thirteenth MWRC Institutional Partner. Information on Ambrose University can be found on their website: 

MTSE Student Conference, Birmingham

The Methodist-Related Theological Schools in Europe (MTSE) is inviting undergraduate and graduate theology and seminary students to participate and present their research in its first MTSE Student Conference in Birmingham, UK. The conference theme is ‘Making Connections for Reconciliation’. The conference is to be held at The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham, 4–7 February 2016. The student conference is to be held on 4 February. Students from the UK and Europe are invited to participate and submit abstracts/papers to be considered for presentation. The due date is 15 November. Further information can be found here:!mtse-student-conference-2016/crmd

Wesley Works Editorial Project Site

The Wesley Words Editorial Project has launched a new website which provides updated information on forthcoming and planned volumes. Dr Geordan Hammond, MWRC Co- Director, has been assigned as Unit Editor for Volume 16: Catechetical/Educational Works. Website:

John Rylands Library 2016 Visiting Research Fellowships Announced

The John Rylands Research Institute has announced its call for Visiting Research Fellowships. The closing date is Friday 27 November 2015 and further details of how to apply, including application form  can be found at

MWRC Annual Lecture

The 2016 MWRC Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Kenneth J. Collins (Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) on Tuesday 14? June at 5pm. Topic: ‘The Method of John Wesley’s Practical Theology Reconsidered’. This is a public event.

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Howard A. Snyder

Visiting Director, Manchester Wesley Research Centre

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