Helen Smith




Helen Smith, Reader in Renaissance Literature and Director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of York, is author of ‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012) and co-editor (with Louise Wilson) of Renaissance Paratexts (Cambridge, 2011). With Simon Ditchfield, Helen directed the 3-year AHRC-funded project ‘Conversion Narratives in Early Modern Europe’; their edited collection on Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe is forthcoming from Manchester University Press. Helen is also co-editor, with Kevin Killeen and Rachel Willie, of The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700. She directs the AHRC-funded research network, ‘Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day’.