20152018

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Personal profile

Research interests

Specialises in early modern political and religious history, particularly in relation to the history of the English parish church. His current research interests lie in three main areas:

  • The English Civil War, with a particular focus on the role played by Bristol and its governors.
  • The seventeenth-century Church of England, with a particular focus on parish and administrative histories.
  • The history of the University of Bristol and, in particular, historians working at the university in the period from the foundation of the College (1876) to the retirement of Professor Charles M. MacInnes (1957).

Teaching:

John teaches a range of undergraduate units relating to the political, religious, cultural and social history of early modern England and Europe. In 2019/20 he will be teaching the following units:

In 2019/20, John will be serving as the Admissions Officer in the Department of History and as Deputy Director of Teaching.

External positions

External Examiner, FdA, BA in History, Heritage and Archaeology, Strode College

1 Sep 201630 Sep 2020

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Research Output

  • 5 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Other contribution

Review of: Caroline Boswell, Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England

Reeks, J., 5 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Seventeenth Century.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

Review of: The Account Book of the Giles Geast Charity, Tewkesbury, 1558-1891 (ed) Daniel C. Beaver

Reeks, J., 31 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Southern History.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

"The churchwardens have not used to meddle with anie seate": seating plans and parochial resistance to Laudianism in 1630s Somerset

Reeks, J., 15 Mar 2018, In : Seventeenth Century. 33, 2, p. 161-181 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    280 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 5 Media coverage or participation
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    BBC Songs of Praise: Mothering Sunday

    John Reeks (Speaker)

    31 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    Bristol University and its Historians

    John Reeks (Speaker)

    29 Apr 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    BBC Radio Bristol: Father's Day

    John Reeks (Speaker)

    16 Jun 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation