Prof. Alec Ryrie to be Visiting Professor at the Department of History and Art History
Thanks to a NWO Visitor Travel Grant, Prof. Alec Ryrie will be Visiting Professor at the Department of History and Art History from 27 June to 1 July 2022. Here he will work on his new project Constructing Conversion.
Ryrie's new project aims to reconceive the history of Protestant mission, one of the modern era’s most consequential sites of intercultural encounter; and, with it, the history of the emergence of global modernity.
Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London. He is a historian of Protestantism in and beyond the early modern world, and his books include The Age of Reformation (2008, 2017), Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (2013), Protestants (2017), Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt (2019) and The English Reformation (2020). Currently Ryrie is researching global Protestant missions in the 17th and 18th centuries.