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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies


The Sepulchrine Research Associate

(29 September 2014)

Hannah Thomas

The Department of Theology and Religion, in partnership with the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, is pleased to announce the award of the newly established Sepulchrine Research Associate—a 21-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Modern English Catholicism (1500-1800) to Hannah Thomas, archivist and PhD candidate at Swansea University.

Hannah has been analysing the C17th Jesuit missionary library in Hereford and beyond. The position was established for a early career scholar with research expertise in early modern English Catholicism to make use of the hitherto almost unexploited archive of the English Canonesses of the Holy.

Hannah writes: “I am interested in the role that libraries and book collections played for the post-Reformation Catholic community of England and Wales, as well as the impact and significance of the reading material available within those libraries. Having completed my PhD at Swansea University in October 2014, I am delighted to have been appointed Sepulchrine Research Associate in Early Modern English Catholicism at Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies, and look forward to continuing my research in this fascinating field.