Professor Jonathan Barry
See publications section for my current publishing plans. These reflect my research in a range of areas within the provincial society and culture of England from 1500 to 1840, with particular emphasis on Bristol and the south west, on towns, and on religious and medical history, including the history of witchcraft.
Recent conference papers
- 9 July 2007 I spoke on "Music and Religion in Charles Wesley's Bristol" at the Charles Wesley tercentenary conference, University of Bristol.
- 16 April 2007 I spoke on "18C History in Review" at the conference "Narrating the 18C" at the University of Exeter
- 8 May 2004 I gave a paper on John Beaumont to the conference on Perceptions of the Supernatural in the Eighteenth Century at the University of Warwick (also given to an IHR seminar in 2005)I am one of the organisers of the annual Pre-Modern Towns Group conference at the Institute of Historical Research, London.
I also co-organised the following conferences at Exeter:
- 14 February 2004 I spoke on women and witchcraft in the South West to the Dorset Local History Society at Dorchester
- 14 January 2004 I gave a paper on John Cary and the politics of reform in Bristol 1647-1720 to the Long 18th Century seminar at the Institute of Historical Research.
- 28 June 2003 I gave the plenary address at the conference on south-western urban history at the Centre for Regional History, University of West of England
- 23 September 2002 I spoke to the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society at Bristol on the Bristol clergy 1640-1775
On 7 September 2002 I delivered the first annual St Mary Redcliffe Lecture in Bristol during a conference on Thomas Chatterton.
- Social Identity in early modern England (2003) and
- The importance of place in medical practice (September 2006)