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Biography

Rosalind Johnson is an Early Career Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of History. She has taught at the universities of Winchester and Chichester, and is a contributing editor to the Wiltshire Victoria County History project.

She was awarded her PhD from the University of Winchester in 2013 for her thesis ‘Protestant dissenters in Hampshire, c. 1640 – c. 1740’. This covered six main themes: dissatisfaction with the national church, 1640-1660; radical religious movements, 1640-1660; the persecution of dissent, 1660-1689; the distribution of dissent, 1660-1740; the social status of dissenters, 1660-1740; challenges to dissent, 1689-1740.

Rosalind has an MA in Local and Regional History and Archaeology from the University of Winchester (2008), an MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield (1991) and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of York (1987). She has also studied at the universities of Regensburg (Germany) and Linköping (Sweden).

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship (AFHEA).

Publications

Journal articles

  • ‘The case of the distracted maid: healing and cursing in early Quaker history’, Quaker Studies 21 (1), 33-47.
  • ‘The lives of ejected Hampshire ministers after 1662’, Southern History, vol. 36 (2014).
  • ‘Memorializing 1662: Hampshire Congregationalists and the 250th anniversary of the Great Ejection’, The Church on its Past. Studies in Church History, vol. 49 (2013) (with Roger Ottewill).

Reviews

  • Review of Hopper, A. (ed.), The World of John Secker (1716-95), Quaker Mariner (Norwich: Norfolk Record Society, 2011), Quaker Studies, vol. 18, issue 2 (March 2014).

Conferences

  • ​​‘Malignant parties: Loyalist religion in Hampshire’ to The People All Changed: Religion and Society in Britain in the 1650s, University of Portsmouth, 15-16 July 2016.
  • ‘Quakers and marriage legislation in England before 1753’, to the joint conference of the Quaker Studies Research Association and the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, Birmingham, 24-26 June 2016.
  • ‘Quakers and marriage in England before the Marriage Act of 1753’, to the Centre for Gender Studies Spring Symposium, University of Winchester, 5 March 2016.
  • ‘Gender differences in late seventeenth century religious prosecutions’, to Gender History and Society conference, University of Winchester, 4-5 September 2014.
  • ‘Quaker doubts concerning the testimony against tithes, 1660-1836’, to Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference, University of Sheffield, 22-24 July 2014.
  • ‘From lightning and tempest, good Lord, deliver us: religious aspects of extreme weather in the early modern period’, to Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies, University of Reading, 7-9 July 2014.
  • ‘Extreme weather and its religious meanings in the early modern period’, to Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology seminar, Winchester, 6 March 2014.
  • ‘The women of Alton Quaker Meeting in the 1670s’, to Centre for Gender Studies symposium, University of Winchester, 1 March 2014.
  • The ministry of Hampshire clergy after ejection’, to ‘Anglicanism and dissent, 1662-1829’, Southern History conference, Winchester, 13 April 2013.
  • ‘The ministry of provincial clergy after ejection: a county case study’, to ‘Living with Uniformity: the Church of England and dissent, 1662 to 1689’, conference held at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester, 27 June 2012.
  • ‘Malignant parties: Loyalist religion in Hampshire’ to The People All Changed: Religion and Society in Britain in the 1650s, University of Portsmouth, 15-16 July 2016.
  • ‘Quakers and marriage legislation in England before 1753’, to the joint conference of the Quaker Studies Research Association and the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, Birmingham, 24-26 June 2016.
  • ‘Quakers and marriage in England before the Marriage Act of 1753’, to the Centre for Gender Studies Spring Symposium, University of Winchester, 5 March 2016.
  • 'Gender differences in late seventeenth century religious prosecutions’, to Gender ​History and Society conference, University of Winchester, 4-5 September 2014.
  • ‘Quaker doubts concerning the testimony against tithes, 1660-1836’, to Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference, University of Sheffield, 22-24 July 2014.
  • ‘From lightning and tempest, good Lord, deliver us: religious aspects of extreme weather in the early modern period’, to Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies, University of Reading, 7-9 July 2014.
  • ‘Extreme weather and its religious meanings in the early modern period’, to Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology seminar, Winchester, 6 March 2014.
  • ‘The women of Alton Quaker Meeting in the 1670s’, to Centre for Gender Studies symposium, University of Winchester, 1 March 2014.
  • ‘The ministry of Hampshire clergy after ejection’, to ‘Anglicanism and dissent, 1662-1829’, Southern History conference, Winchester, 13 April 2013.
  • ‘The ministry of provincial clergy after ejection: a county case study’, to ‘Living with Uniformity: the Church of England and dissent, 1662 to 1689’, conference held at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester, 27 June 2012.
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