Professor Gordon Campbell

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Emeritus Professor and Fellow in Renaissance Studies

Gordon Campbell

Department: English


Address: School of Arts, University of Leicester, University Road,Leicester, LE1 7RH

Personal details


  • MA, DPhil, DLitt, Dr hc, HonDLitt, FBA, FSA, FLS, FRHistS, FRGS, FRAS, HonFEA

Fellowships, memberships, honours

Activities and Responsibilities


External (current)

  • Member of many advisory and editorial boards for journals and series

External (past)

  • Founding Chair, UK4 Saudi (now the UK Saudi Interest Group)
  • Founding Chair, Standing Committee, International Milton Symposium
  • Leader, Education Delegation (parliamentarians and sector representatives), Round Two of Two Kingdoms' Dialogue [negotiation between governments of UK and Saudi Arabia]
  • Member, Section Standing Committee (H5), and Group Representative (Humanities),  British Academy
  • Member, Advisory Council for Arts Faculty, University of Warwick
  • Member, Liturgical Planning Group for the reburial of Richard III, Leicester Cathedral
  • Member and sometime chair, DelPHE Iraq Steering Committee (a DfID project)


I have lectured, examined or reviewed provision at most pre-1992 British universities, and in scores of countries abroad. Named lectures include

  • the Bentall Lectures in Christian Theology at University of Calgary
  • the Botanic Garden Lecture, University of Leicester
  • the Charles Moorman Distinguished Professorship Lecture at University of Southern Mississippi
  • the Distinguished Lecture on the History of Text Technologies at Florida State University
  • the Distinguished Patrides Lecture, University of York (to be delivered 21 May 2020)
  • the Dr Williams's Library Annual Lecture
  • the James Spalding Memorial Lecture at University of Iowa
  • the Leo Miller Memorial Lecture at University of Colorado
  • the Maren-Sofie Røstvig Lectures at University of Oslo
  • a Passmore Edwards Lecture at University of Oxford
  • the Sir Henry Stephenson Lecture at Sheffield
  • the Sir Philip Sidney Lecture at Shrewsbury
  • the Sir Syed Memorial Lecture at Aligarh Muslim University
  • the Society of Friends of Milton's Cottage Annual Lecture, Mercers' Hall, London

Invited lectures and keynote lectures outside Britain have included  Ahvaz University, American University of Beirut , Association Française des Amis de Newman (Paris), Aoyama Gakuin University, Baylor University, El Beida University, Benghazi University, Bible Lands Museum (Jerusalem), Bilge University, Bucharest University, Calvin College,  Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours), Cluj  University, Eötvös Loránd University , Fondazione Carical (Matera), Gharyan University, Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Iaşi  University, Isfahan Central Library, Istanbul University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, King Abdulaziz University, King Faisal University, King Khalid University, King Saud University, Lebanese American University, Le Moyne College, Misratah University, The Mount (Edith Wharton’s house), Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Philadelphia Free Library, Pierpont Morgan Library, Plovdiv University, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Princeton University, Pretoria University, Purdue University, St Louis University, Sebha University, Sofia University, Timişoara University,Tripoli University, Tromsø  University, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad de Las Palmas, Universidad de Zaragoza , Universitat de Lleida, Université de Fribourg, Université  de Lausanne, Université de Strasbourg, University of Cape Town, University of the Bosphorus, University of the Western Cape, University of Waterloo, Witwatersrand  University, William Carey University, and Zawia University

Within the UK, I gave scores of lectures on the quatercentenaries of Milton's birth (2008) and the King James Bible (2011)

My most recent public lecture was University of Leicester: the first 100 years.

International interests

I have taught in Denmark (Århus University) and Canada (University of British Columbia), visited South Africa as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Science Development (Pretoria), examined in India (including 40+ PhD theses for Aligarh Muslim University), Luxembourg, Finland (Tampere) and Pakistan (Sindh), and lectured on academic and professional subjects all over the world; such professional travel has taken me to some 70 countries, and I have travelled with scholarly intent in many others, on all seven continents. The British Council has sponsored visits to conferences in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Spain and to institutions of higher education in Saudi Arabia and Libya, and I have travelled to Iran as a guest of the Iranian Ministry of Science and Technology.

My work overseas has made me familiar with international issues in higher education, and has brought me into close contact with the British Council, some 100 of whose offices and resource centres I have visited. I have initiated and/or negotiated split-degree programmes in Hong Kong and Malaysia, a post-graduate Law programme in Cyprus, a World Bank biotechnology project in Indonesia, a teacher-training programme in Brunei, a staff-development programme in eastern Turkey, an FCO shared scholarship scheme in India, a Soros shared scholarship scheme in Hungary and a women's PhD programme in Saudi Arabia. In South Africa I have offered advice on the redressing of historic imbalances through selective funding; in Beirut, where I was the first British academic visitor in fifteen years, I contributed my mite to the process of reconstruction; in the West Bank, throughout the years when schools and universities were closed during the first intifada, I gave assistance to Palestinians in need of higher education. My work in Eastern and Central Europe has included academic and professional lectures, a book scheme in which I sent 6000 new books to 15 libraries in six countries, mediation between universities and organisations such as the British Council, the Soros Foundation, Tempus and the World Bank, and assistance with recognition of professional qualifications (especially Engineering) by EU organisations. I also had special responsibility for Eastern and Central Europe within ESSE, of which I was one of eight founder members.

I have long had a particular interest in the Islamic world, to which I have made well over a hundred visits in the course of the last 30 years. I was the founding chair of the British Universities Iraq Consortium (BUIC), in which capacity I visited Baghdad and chaired meetings at ministerial level. I was also the founding chair of a consortium of British universities (now known as the UK Saudi Interest Group) active in Saudi Arabia, and in this capacity travelled to Riyadh for the Two Kingdoms Dialogue (led on the UK side by the Foreign Secretary), where I chaired the education negotiations with the Saudi Minister of Higher Education.  Pro bono work for HMG has mostly been for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but has also included the Department for International Development, the Department for Education and the (former) Department of Trade and Industry.  I have also worked as a consultant for the British government, for which I drafted a cross-governmental strategy for the support of education in the Islamic world. I have given scores of radio interviews on news items relating to the Middle East.

Academic and professional travel

I have visited the following countries and territories for academic and/or professional purposes:

  • Antigua and Barbuda (St John's)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Bahrain (15+ visits, including University of Bahrain and Arabian Gulf University)
  • Bangladesh (several visits, including University of Dhaka)
  • Barbados (including University of the West Indies, Cave Hill)
  • Belgium (KU Leuven; Lessius University College, Antwerp; Ghent)
  • Brunei (many visits, including University of Brunei Darussalam)
  • Bulgaria (many visits, including universities in Blagoevgrad, Plovdiv, Shoumen, Sofia, Svishtov and Veliko Turnovo)
  • Canada (University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Waterloo)
  • China (several visits, including c. 12 universities in Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou)
  • Cyprus (several visits, including Nicosia and Limassol)
  • Czech Republic (including Charles University, Prague)
  • Denmark (lecturer at Aarhus, visits to universities in Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense and Roskilde)
  • Egypt (many visits to Cairo, including several universities)
  • Finland (University of Helsinki and University of Tampere)
  • France (universities in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Paris and Strasbourg; Humanist Library in Sélestat; Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours; Le Studium, Orléans)
  • Germany (several visits, including University of Cologne)
  • Ghana (several visits, including University of Ghana, Legon; KNUST, Kumasi; University of Cape Coast)
  • Greenland (Norse sites at Qassiarsuk, Igaliku (Garðar), Qaqortokollok (Hvalsey); museums at Narsarsuaq, Nuuk and Qaqotoq)
  • Guyana (University of Guyana)
  • Hong Kong (many visits, including Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Science and Technology, Baptist University, City University and Lingnan University)
  • Hungary (several visits, including Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and University of Debrecen)
  • Iceland (National Museum and Eiriksstaðir)
  • India (20+ visits, including 50+ universities and colleges). I have a close association with Aligarh Muslim University, where I have delivered the University's Distinguished Annual Lecture and given talks in the Department of English, the Department of Persian Studies, the Academic Staff College, the Al-Barkaat School of Management and the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. I also examine AMU PhDs regularly (c. 10 a year)..
  • Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • Iran (many visits; in Tehran, University of Tehran, Sharif University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Art University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University; in Isfahan, University of Isfahan, Isfahan University of Technology, and a public lecture in Isfahan Central Library; in Amol, Shomal University; in Ahvaz, Shahid Chamran University; in Kish, Kish University; visits to c. 20 campuses of Islamic Azad University)
  • Iraq (Baghdad)
  • Ireland (hermitage sites)
  • Israel (several visits, most recently for talks at the Bible Lands Museum and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Italy (Florence, including the Università degli Studi di Firenze; Rome, including the Venerable English College; Matera and Vallombrosa)
  • Jamaica (including University of the West Indies, Mona; University College of the Caribbean, Kingston; University of Technology, Kingston)
  • Japan (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo; Kyoto)
  • Jordan (many visits, including c. 15 universities)
  • Kenya (many visits, mostly Nairobi and Mombasa)
  • Kuwait (many visits, including Kuwait University)
  • Lebanon (many visits, including American University of Beirut and Lebanese American University)
  • Libya (visits to universities in Benghazi, El Beida, Gharyan, Misratah, Sebha, Tripoli, Zawia)
  • Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg)
  • Macao (University of Macao)
  • Malaysia (many visits to East and West Malaysia, including University of Malaya, University of Technology, University of Science, University of Malaysia Sabah Campus, University of Malaysia Sarawak Campus, National University, International Islamic University, MARA University of Technology)
  • Malta (University of Malta)
  • Mauritius (University of Mauritius and University of Technology)
  • Morocco (Rabat)
  • Nepal (Kathmandu)
  • Nigeria (universities in Abuja and Lagos)
  • Norway (University of Oslo and University of Tromsø)
  • Oman (many visits; Muscat, including Sultan Qaboos University, and Salalah)
  • Pakistan (many visits, including c. 12 universities in Sindh, Punjab, NWFP)
  • Palestinian territories (many visits, including Al-Najah National University, Bethlehem University and Birzeit University)
  • Poland (including Warsaw University)
  • Qatar (many visits, including Qatar University)
  • Romania (many visits, including universities in Bucharest, Cluj, Iaşi and Timişoara)
  • St Lucia (Castries)
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines (Kingstown)
  • Singapore (many visits, including NUS and Nanyang)
  • Saudi Arabia (20+ visits, including c. 12 universities in Abha, Jeddah, Riyadh and Eastern Province)
  • Serbia (University of Belgrade)
  • South Africa (lectures in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Western Cape and Witwatersrand)
  • Spain (several visits, including universities in Alcalá de Henares, Las Palmas, Lleida and Zaragosa)
  • Sri Lanka (15+ visits, including University of Columbo)
  • Sudan (several universities, including University of Khartoum)
  • Switzerland (University of Fribourg and University of Lausanne)
  • Syria (including University of Damascus)
  • Tanzania (including University of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar)
  • Thailand (including Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (including University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and SBCS, Champs Fleurs)
  • Turkey (25+ visits, including c. 30 universities; recent lectures at Istanbul University, University of the Bosphorus and Bilgi University)
  • Uganda (several visits, including Makerere University)
  • United Arab Emirates (many visits, including c. 12 universities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman and Sharjah)
  • United States (50+ visits, including lectures at universities, libraries, museums and other institutions, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC)
  • Vatican City (several visits, including the Pontifical Biblical Institute)
  • Yemen (several visits, including Sana'a University)

Private visits to other countries and territories have provided material for subsequent research:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Overseas Territories (British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, South Georgia)
  • Croatia
  • European microstates (Andorra, San Marino)
  • Faroes
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
  • Netherlands
  • Peru
  • Portugal (including Azores and Madeira)
  • Russia (Moscow, Novgorod, St Petersburg)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia (Roman sites: Carthage, Dougga, El Djem)
  • Ukraine (Kyiv)
  • Uruguay (Colônia do Sacramento)


I am a Renaissance and seventeenth-century specialist with particular interests in John Milton and in the history of the Bible. Broader interests in cultural history on which I publish include art, architecture, classical antiquity, garden history, legal history, historical theology and the Islamic world. I have long had an interest in reference materials, and in recent years have written an 800,000-word encyclopaedia, edited three multi-volume encyclopaedias, contributed to various electronic resources (including 1200+ entries in Grove Art Online), and participated in the construction of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

I have recently published a book on hermits and hermitages in Georgian gardens, entitled The Hermit in the Garden: from Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome and a small book entitled A Short History of Gardens. At present I am editing the Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance and writing  a book on the Norse in America.

The Bible

2011 was the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible.  Since then I have given some 70 talks on the KJV in Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Switzerland, the United States and the Vatican. Venues have included cathedrals (Bristol, Ely, Exeter, Leicester, Lichfield, Norwich, Sheffield and Winchester), churches (Anglican/ Episcopal, Catholic, Methodist,  United Reform), clubs (including the Athenaeum in London and the Harvard Club in New York), exhibitions (including Atlanta, Charlotte NC, Colorado Springs, Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Oklahoma City, and Springfield MO), libraries (including the Philadelphia Free Library), the Inns of Court (Gray's Inn), learned societies (including the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow), literary festivals (Althorp, Belfast, Bloxham) and universities. I published a monograph on the history of the King James Bible (released as an audiobook read by Julian Elfer in October 2018) and an edition of the 1611 text; the British government bought 21,144 copies of my edition of the Bible, and presented a copy to every primary and secondary school in England. I also contributed to BBC radio and television programmes on the KJV.  My microsite gives details of these activities:

From 2011 to 2017 I spent a significant portion of my time working as lead historian and management consultant for the Museum of the Bible, which opened in Washington DC in November 2017. In America I also serve as Senior Bible Consultant and Scholar for the Great Bible Race, a King James Bible video game with more than 17,000 questions.

Richard III

In August 2012 University of Leicester archaeologists discovered  the bones of Richard III in a Leicester car park.  Many departments (including Genetics, Engineering, Medicine, History and English) were enabled to contribute to the identification and understanding of the discovery.  My small contribution arose from an interest in the history of liturgy. I was appointed by the University to serve as one of the liturgists charged with drafting the three services  for the reburial of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral in March 2015; I subsequently contributed a chapter to a short book on The Richard III Reinterment Liturgies. At the re-interment service I delivered the eulogy for King Richard. I also worked as historical and liturgical consultant for DSP, the company that made the broadcasts for Channel 4.


Selected interviews and broadcasts (since 2011)

  • interview on the History of University of Leicester with Dave Andrews for BBC Radio Leicester (28 October 2018)
  • video interview with Jameela Lares for Milton and Mississippi (10 October 2018)
  • video discussion (40 minutes) with Helen Moore about early Bibles in the library of Wadham College Oxford (13 February 2018)
  • television interview on British universities with Josh Krook for an Australian documentary (1 February 2018)
  • interview with Joe Christmas ('From the East Midlands to the Middle East') for British Academy Review 31 (Autumn 2017), pp. 46-47
  • interview on pater noster with Amy Woodfield  for BBC East Midlands 14 December 2017)
  • television interview with Shihab Rattansi for Al Jazeera on representation of Islam at Museum of the Bible (15 November 2017)
  • radio interview with Eben Fowler for BOTT radio (15 November 2017)
  • television interview with Lauren Green on Museum of the Bible for Fox News (14 November 2017)
  • interview with Agence France-Presse on Museum of the Bible (14 November 2017)
  • interview with Le Point (the French political and news magazine) on Museum of the Bible (13 November 2017)
  • interview with Michelle Boorstein for Washington Post on Museum of the Bible (13 November 2017)
  • several interviews with Washington Post on aspects of Museum of the Bible (9 November 2017)
  • interview with Josh Shepherd on Museum of the Bible for The Federalist (7 November 2017)
  • interview with Jeffrey Brown on Museum of the Bible with PBS News Hour (7 November 2017, broadcast 17 November))
  • video interview with Smith Group on architecture of on Museum of the Bible (2 November 2017)
  • interview on Museum of the Bible with Associated Press (30 October)
  • interview on Museum of the Bible on HIS Radio (24 October 2017)
  • interview on Museum of the Bible with Allen Able for Maclean's Magazine (19 October 2017)
  • television interview on Museum of the Bible with CBS (Oklahoma City)
  • interview on Museum of the Bible by ARD German Radio (17 October 2017)
  • participation in press conference at Museum of the Bible (17 October 2017); remarks widely quoted
  • Interview on the history of garden gnomes with Andy Twigge on BBC Radio Derby (20 April 2017)
  • Interview on spelling with Jim Davis on BBC Radio Leicester (28 November 2016)
  • Interview on Geneva Bible with Sarah Larimer for Washington Post (12 October 2016)
  • Interview on Sir Terry Wogan with Rob Watson on BBC Radio Leicester (6 February 2016)
  • Broadcast on Sir Terry Wogan for Radio 4's 'Last Word' (5 February 2016)
  • Interview on Sir Terry Wogan with Jim Davis on BBC Radio Leicester (1 February 2016)
  • Interview on the Wicked Bible (1631) with William Crawley for Radio 4's 'Sunday' (25 October 2015)
  • Interview with Jo Hayward on the pater noster lift (BBC Radio Leicester) 22 June 2015
  • Interview with Jon Snow on 'Richard III: the reburial' (Channel 4) 26 March 2015
  • Interview on Richard III with Stephen Nolan on Radio 5 Live (22 March 2015)
  • Interview on the Wicked Bible (1631) with Mark Forrest on 39 BBC local radio stations in England and the Channel Islands (14 January 2015)
  • Interview on ornamental hermits with Eric Robson for Radio 4's 'Gardeners' Question Time' (28 December 2014, minutes 27-33)
  • Interview on Museum of the Bible with Ricky Ross on BBC Scotland (2 November 2014)
  • Interview on Museum of the Bible with Graham Wright on BBC Radio Leicester (2 November 2014)
  • Interview on Museum of the Bible with William Crawley for Radio 4's 'Sunday' (26 October 2014)
  • Interview on Museum of the Bible with Victoria Gibbens on United Christian Broadcasting (21 October 2014)
  • Interview with Ben Jackson on BBC Radio Leicester for news item on Museum of the Bible (17 October 2014)
  • Interview with Michelle Boorstein for feature on the Museum of the Bible in the Washington Post (September 2014)
  • Interview with Dave Smith in Exeter Cathedral, filmed for Museum of the Bible, Washington DC (2 September 2014)
  • Interview with Mark Byrnes (on hermits) for The Atlantic's City Lab (July 2014)
  • Broadcast with Carmen Devito and Alice Marcus Krieg on 'We dig Plants: Episode 128' on Heritage Radio Network (3 February 2014)
  • Interview with Andy Wright for Modern Farmer (February 2014)
  • Interview with Eve Kahn for antiques column in New York Times (31 May 2013)
  • Interview with Alice Gregory for feature on garden hermits in Boston Globe (published 19 May 2013)
  • OUP video 'The curious phenomenon of the ornamental hermit' (7 March 2013)
  • OUP video 'On the cultural decline of the hermit'  (7 March 2013)
  • OUP video 'The hermit in residence at the house of Gilbert White' (7 March 2013)
  • Biographical interview 'As a Matter of Fact: Gordon Campbell in Conversation with Joseph Shub', The European Legacy 17 (2012), pp. 213-232
  • 'Interview with Prof. Gordon Campbell', Glad Times 9 no. 4, December 2012  (GLA University, Mathura, India), pp. 14-21
  • 30-minute interview with Mary Hynes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Tapestry' Programme (28 September 2011)
  • Interview by Tom Ashbrook for 'On Point', a National Public Radio programme (June 2011)
  • Broadcast with Adam Nicolson for BBC2 and BBC4 programme on King James Bible (June 2011)
  • Interview by Barbara Bradley Hagerty for a National Public Radio programme on the King James Bible broadcast across America on 18 April 2011.
  • Video interview with Greg Clarke, Bible Society Australia (March 2011)
  • OUP video on edition of 1611 Bible (17 February 2011)
  • 30-minute interview with ‘the Book Show’, hosted by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, broadcast in February 2011 on more than 100 stations in the region.
  • Broadcast with James Naughtie for three-part series on the King James Bible, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011
  • 23 interviews at 10-minute intervals broadcast to BBC local radio stations (Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Coventry and Warwickshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Guernsey, Humberside, Jersey, Kent, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Shropshire, Solent, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tees, Three Counties Radio, York and North Yorkshire).on Bible translators associated with each local region. On the same day I also did related pieces for BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Leicester (9 January 2011)
  • Interview with Eddie Mair on King James Bible Special for World Service, broadcast 1 January 2011
  • Interviews with John Florance for three-part series on BBC radio Leicester (January 2011)


Recent (since 2014) and Forthcoming Publications

'Le jardin contemplatif', in Jardins 5 (2014), 37-44

'Listening and Reading', in The King James Bible, Across Centuries, Across Borders, ed. Angelica Duran (Duquesne University Press, 2014), pp. 19-36, 283-289

1232 entries in Grove Art Online (OUP, 2005-2015)

(co-author with Johannes Arens, Alexandra Buckle and Tim Stratford) The Richard III Reinterment Liturgies, ed. Tim Stratford, volume 81 of Joint Liturgical Studies (2016), 64 pp.

'The Inheritance of Sir Syed: A View from the West', in Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Muslim Renaissance Man of India (Viva Books, 2016), pp, 25-37; Urdu version سر سید احمد خاں کی فکری میراث: ایک مغربی فاضل کی نظر میںسر سید احمد خاں کی فکری میراث: ایک مغربی فاضل کی نظر میں trans. Abdul Sabur Kidwai, in Tehzibul Akhlaq (October 2018)

A Short History of Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2016), ix + 208 pp. Also available in a Kindle edition. Republished in February 2019, in a revised and shortened form, as Garden History: A Very Short Introduction, xviii + 148 pp.

'Philip Walter Edwards 1923-2015', in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy 16 (2017). pp 21-39

'Epilogue: Multilingual and Multicultural Milton', in Milton in Translation, ed. Angelica Duran, Islam Issa and Jonathan Olson (OUP, 2017), pp 493-497

'Making God Speak English', in The Protestant Reformation: a Forum, ed. Bruce Gordon, in Marginalia (November 2017)

'Through a glass darkly: Milton and Islam', in Bridging the Divide: Essays on Language and Literature, and Islamic Studies: A Commemorative Volume on the 60th Birthday of Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, ed Faiza Abbasi and Sujan Mondal (Viva Books, New Delhi, 2017), pp. 3-18

(author) 'The Catholic Contribution to the King James Bible', in The English Bible in the Early Modern World, ed Tadhg O'Hannrachain and Robert Armstrong (Leiden and Boston, 2018), pp. 131-140

'Empty Quarter', in Dead Ground, ed. Andrew McNeillie (Clutag Press, 2018), pp. 30-35

'Fides ex auditu: hearing and reading the Bible', in The Laity and the Bible in Early Modern Europe, ed.   Erminia Ardissino and Elise Boillet (forthcoming)

From Ritualist to Radical: the theology of Milton (Dr Williams's Library, London, forthcoming) [annual lecture]

(editor) The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance (OUP, forthcoming April 2019)

'Milton and the Performing Arts', in Essays in Honour of N.H. Keeble (OUP, forthcoming)

Entries on 'Church in Norse Greenland', 'King James Version',  'John Milton', and 'Paradise Lost' in Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, fourth edition, ed. Andrew Louth (forthcoming)

450 new or expanded definitions in Oxford English Dictionary (submitted May 2018, being implemented gradually)

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