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early modern sermons, recreation, loneliness, Reformation studies, religious history, manuscript studies
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About Me

I specialise in early modern religious literature, visual culture, and the artistic pursuits of clergymen in post-Reformation England. Since completing my PhD thesis on images in the early modern English sermon, I have been awarded a number of grants and Fellowships including, most recently, a John Rylands Library Visiting Early Career Research Fellowship.

Other research interests include loneliness, both in early modern writings and within the academy today. Together with Thomas Clifton (Birmingham), I organised ‘The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries’ (online conference, University of Birmingham, 29–30 June 2021).

I have also worked as a consultant for the BBC’s acclaimed series, A House Through Time, uncovering crucial biographical material relating to an eighteenth-century Particular Baptist minister (Series 3, Episode 2).


Current Position: Research Assistant, ‘GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons’, University of Regina

Qualifications: DipABRSM, LRSM, BMus (Hons), MSt (Oxon) PhD AFHEA


Recent Publications

Yip, Hannah, and Thomas Clifton, ‘“Thrust from the society of many dear friends”: loneliness in early modern Britain and in the humanities today’, The Lancet Psychiatry, 8 (2021), 658–660

Yip, Hannah, ‘What was a Homily in Post-Reformation England?’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 72.1 (2021), 53–70

Yip, Hannah, ‘‘The text and the occasion mingled together make a chequer-worke, a mixture of black and white, mourning and joy’: Visual Elements of the Printed Funeral Sermon in Early Modern England’, in What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England?, ed. by Antoinina Bevan Zlatar and Olga Timofeeva (Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 2017), pp. 157–182

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Material Culture, Religion