The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM) was established to promote high quality critical and academic research into apocalyptic and millenarian movements across time, place and culture.
The Centre was established by Panacea Charitable Trust trustees, Dr Naomi Hilton (University of Cambridge and Victoria University of Wellington), Dr Justin Meggitt (Cambridge University Senior Lecturer in the Critical Study of Religion), and Prof Christopher Rowland (formerly University of Oxford Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture). Their vision was to establish “a world centre of excellence in the critical study of apocalyptic and millenarian movements and aid the public understanding of the legacies and future possibilities of these crucial, creative and often misunderstood forms of human culture”.
CenSAMM is a non-religious and non-partisan organisation; the Centre seeks to promote academic rigour and critical inquiry, with an inclusive and interdisciplinary scope.The academic directors are Prof James Crossley (Professor of Bible, Society and Politics at St Mary’s University, Twickenham) and Dr Alastair Lockhart (Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity and Fellow of Hughes Hall in the University of Cambridge).
There is more information about the Trustees and Directors on the people pages.