Position: Senior Lecturer in History
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2544)
Chris is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British history. He studied for his first two degrees at the University of Birmingham and completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen. Before moving to Newman in 2014, Chris taught at the University of Aberdeen and the University of York. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews in 2014 and will take up a visiting research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh in early 2018.
He has published on various aspects of worship and religious history, including his monograph Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660 and The Minutes of the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale, 1648-1659.
Chris is interested in the religious cultures of early modern Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on Scotland. His work addresses how Reformed Protestants worshipped and the informal relationships between congregation and minister. His current project explores the religious politics of domestic welfare and poor relief.
Since 2014, he has received grants from the Wellcome Trust, Strathmartine Trust, the Institute of Historical Research, the Royal Historical Society and the Society for Renaissance Studies (UK).
Chris teaches early modern British history, including modules on the British Civil Wars, the Tudor State and Protest and Piety and the Parish, 1600-1660. Chris leads Scholarship and Methods in History and is happy to supervise projects on early modern religious history. He also contributes to the MRes in Humanities..
Current Administrative Duties
Chris is a member of the Research Ethics Committee, a member of the Website Implementation Group and the Website Officer for the Humanities Research Centre.
Membership of Professional Organisations
Chris is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He sits on the steering committee for the Ecclesiastical History Society and is a member of the Scottish History Society, the Scottish Church History Society and the Institute of Historical Research..
Dr Chris Langley