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Presentation #1 Title

Opening the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

Presentation #1 Abstract

The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS) is a SSHRC-funded project to create an open-access, group-sourced, comprehensive, fully searchable, online bibliographic database of early modern (1530-1715) sermon manuscripts from the British Isles and North America. Over nearly ten years, the project has sought to create a finding aid for all types of manuscripts related to sermons, including complete sermons, sermon notes and reports of sermons, held in numerous repositories in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada. This practical workshop will introduce the database and show participants how it can be used, how they could contribute and how it might further their research.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #1

Dr Catherine Evans currently holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Manchester for a project entitled Reflecting Devotion: Lustrous Materials in England, Scotland and Ireland 1603-1700. She has previously taught at the Universities of York, Edinburgh, and Sheffield, where she completed her PhD with funding from the AHRC in 2019. Her research has been supported with fellowships from the John Rylands Research Institute, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh the Huntington Library, UCLA-Clark Library, and the University of McGill. Since 2018 Catherine has been a research assistant on the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons project, based at the University of Regina.

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Opening the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS) is a SSHRC-funded project to create an open-access, group-sourced, comprehensive, fully searchable, online bibliographic database of early modern (1530-1715) sermon manuscripts from the British Isles and North America. Over nearly ten years, the project has sought to create a finding aid for all types of manuscripts related to sermons, including complete sermons, sermon notes and reports of sermons, held in numerous repositories in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada. This practical workshop will introduce the database and show participants how it can be used, how they could contribute and how it might further their research.