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Dr Ceri Law

Dr  Ceri Law

AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Remembering the Reformation


I am a research associate on the AHRC-funded 'Remembering the Reformation' project, an interdisciplinary collaborative project based at the Universities of Cambridge and York. My PhD (which I completed at Robinson College, Cambridge in 2013) examined implementation of, and reaction to, religious change in sixteenth-century Cambridge. I am currently preparing this work for publication as a monograph, which is due to appear as part of the Royal Historical Society's ‘Studies in History’ series in 2017. Before joining ‘Remembering the Reformation’ I worked as a Lecturer in Early Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London.

Research Interests

My work for the 'Remembering the Reformation' project focuses on 'lives and afterlives'. This explores the historical and literary afterlives of individuals and groups caught up in the Reformation, as well as the manner in which religious change stimulated the emergence and effected the transformation of types of life-writing.

More broadly, my work focuses on the processes of religious change in early modern England and the ways in which individuals and communities shaped their own experiences of this turbulent period. My forthcoming monograph addresses this within the particular (and peculiar) community of the university. I am also in the early stages of a new project examining recantation in the British Reformations.


  • Early Modern History

Key Publications