I was an undergraduate and doctoral student at the University of Oxford, then held temporary posts at the University of York for 5 years. I first joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in the Yorkshire region in 1990, and joined the full time staff as Lexturer in Religious Studies in 1990. I was promoted Professor of Religious History in 2004. During my years at the OU I have been a member of numerous course teams and have chaired two production course teams in Religious Studies (AA313 Religion in Victorian Britain) and AA307 Religion in History. I have also served two terms as Sub/Associate Dean (Research) in Arts from 1994 to 1997 and from 2007 to 2009. I was Head of Department of Religious Studies from 1998 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2007. Between 2009 and 2011 I led the initial development of the Digital Humanities thematic research network. I currently have significant external roles as President of the Ecclesiastical History Society and a member of the REF sub-panel for Theology and Religious Studies.
Dr John Wolffe
Faculty of Arts
The Open University
MILTON KEYNES, MK7 6AA
My research interests relate to British (and to some extent English-speaking world) religious history since the late 18th century. More specifically I am interested in anti-Catholicism, evangelicalism, responses to prominent deaths, and other interfaces between religion and nationalism/national identity. In recent years I have led the following major externally-funded projects:
My recent publications include:
(with Mark Hutchinson), A Short History of Global Evangelicalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
(edited), Protestant-Catholic Conflict from the Reformation to the Twenty-First Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013).
'The mutations of martyrdom in Britain and Ireland c1850-1920', in Kelly, James and Lyons, Marian eds. Death and Dying in Ireland and Europe: Historical Perspectives (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013), pp. 349–368.
'The chicken or the egg? Building Anglican churches and building congregations in a Victorian London suburb', Material Religion, 9 (2013) pp. 36–59.
(edited), Irish Religious Conflict in Comparative Perspective : Catholics, Protestants and Muslims (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014, forthcoming).
See also Open Research Online for further details of my research publications.