The Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference is hosted by the University of Warsaw and will take place May 24-26, 2018.
Theme of Plenary Lectures: Reformation and Education
The Reformation was closely tied to the renovation of educational models from its very beginning. By questioning the model of the medieval university and establishing new pedagogical solutions, early modern scholars and teachers shaped subsequent generations of clergy and laity, enabling them to work for their local communities and engage in the public sphere. Often these educational agendas went well beyond changes in curricula and were oriented towards much deeper goals, such as the shaping of confessional identity or the achieving of universal religious peace through the advancement of learning. As one of the leading research and educational institutions in Poland and East-Central Europe, the University of Warsaw is the perfect venue to ask further questions about the complex relations between early modern religious and pedagogical reforms. The plenary papers will offer a multi-faceted approach to this topic and will be accompanied by a series of short papers discussing all kinds of subjects related to the history of the Reformation. The aim of the conference is thus to broaden and contextualize the intersections between religious and educational reform.
Short Papers, Panels, and General Attendance
The conference is open to individual short paper presentations (20-minute presentations) and to thematic sessions of two or three short papers. While we encourage papers on the conference theme, papers can also focus on all disciplines related to the sixteenth-century Reformations, such as philosophy, law, history, theology, etc., independent of the theme of the plenary papers.
Short paper proposals are welcome via the registration form before March 1, 2018. It is also possible to attend the conference without giving a paper.
Short Paper Submission
Short paper proposals (max. 2000 characters including white spaces) can be submitted via the online registration form before March 1, 2018. You will be informed of whether your proposal has been accepted via email within two weeks after your submission.
Registration becomes effective on receipt of payment of the registration fee. Registration closes on May 23, 2018.
The language of the conference is English, but papers in French and German will be welcomed. Presenters who prefer to give their paper in French or German are invited to provide the audience with an English summary of about 150-200 words.
See here for the flyer.
The conference volume will be published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in the series Refo500 Academic Studies (R5AS) and will contain all the plenary papers and a selection of short papers. Another publication venue is the Journal of Early Modern Christianity (JEMC).
Manuscripts for the conference volume can be submitted to the editors (contact info will follow). All other manuscripts can be submitted to Tarald Rasmussen.
Editors will decide on publication.
Visual: © Gdańsk Digital Library, Opole Digital Library
24 May 2018
26 May 2018
Charlotte Appel (Aarhus), Religious Books and Lutheran Piety: Education, Devotional Practices, and the Formation of Confessional Identity in Denmark c. 1530-1700
Michał Choptiany (Warsaw), Education and Reformation in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Between Tradition and Innovation
Anne Eusterschulte (Berlin), ‘Political Philology’. Edition Practices and Educational Reform in the Reformation Period: A Case Study
Willem Frijhoff (Amsterdam), Education High and Low as an Asset of the Catholic Tradition (Late 15th-17th centuries)
Torrance Kirby (Montreal), Educating the Public in Tudor London: Outdoor Sermons at Paul’s Cross
Lucie Storchová (Prague), Post Praeceptorem Germaniae: The Transfer of Melanchthon’s Natural Philosophy to the Bohemian Lands from the 1540s onwards
Wednesday May 23, 2018
RefoRC Board Meeting
Thursday May 24, 2018
RefoRC Member Meeting
Lunch RefoRC Members
12:45-15:30, Inaugural Session
Opening of the conference and welcome addresses
Plenary Lecture 1: Charlotte Appel (Aarhus), Religious Books and Lutheran Piety: Education, Devotional Practices, and the Formation of Confessional Identity in Denmark c. 1530-1700
Plenary Lecture 2: Willem Frijhoff (Amsterdam), Education High and Low as an Asset of the Catholic Tradition (Late 15th-17th centuries)
Short Paper Panels
Friday May 25, 2018
09:00-11:30, Plenary Session
Plenary Lecture 3: Torrance Kirby (Montreal), Educating the Public in Tudor London: Outdoor Sermons at Paul’s Cross
Plenary Lecture 4: Anne Eusterschulte (Berlin), ‘Political Philology’. Edition Practices and Educational Reform in the Reformation Period: A Case Study
Short Paper Panels
14:45-15:45, Plenary Session
Plenary Lecture 5: Lucie Storchová (Prague), Post Praeceptorem Germaniae: The Transfer of Melanchthon’s Natural Philosophy to the Bohemian Lands from the 1540s onwards
Short Paper Panels
Short Paper Panels
Saturday May 26, 2018
Short Paper Panels
Plenary Lecture 6: Michał Choptiany (Warsaw), Education and Reformation in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Between Tradition and Innovation
Closing of the conference
Announcing the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference 2019
Accepted Short Papers
Lyle D. Bierma (Grand Rapids): The Alleged Incoherence of Calvin’s Doctrine of Baptism
Carlos Caldas (Belo Horizonte): Spiritualities at the Reformation – A Comparison of the Spiritual Theology of John Calvin and Ignatius Loyola
Martin Christ (Tübingen/Oxford): Education in a Pluriconfessional Border Region, Upper Lusatia c. 1520-1635
William Engel (Sewanee): The Making of a Protestant Art of Memory
Gioia Filocamo (Terni-Parma): Representing Music to Teach Emotions Through the Still-Life Paintings of Musical Instruments by Evaristo Baschenis (1607-1677)
Philip Fisk (Leuven): The Will to Love God above All Else: Luther, Edwards, and the Bondage of the Will
Wim François (Leuven), The Sacrament of Marriage after Trent: Biblical Scholarship and Visual Exegesis
Niranjan Goswami (Kolkata), The Strangeness of Commonplaces: Melanchthon’s Use of the Loci as a Concept-making Tool in Education
Jane Hettrick (New York): Educating the Organist: A Contract for a Lutheran Organist in Vienna in 1824
Hyun-Ah Kim (Kampen): The Humanist Pedagogy of Hebrew Biblical Chant in the Reformation: Reuchlin’s Reconstruction of the aAcient Modulata Recitatio
Christian Könne (Kaiserslautern): The Representation of the Reformation in the German History Education
Yelena Mazour (Leipzig): Jean Gerson’s Contribution to Lutheran Music
Wim Moehn (Amsterdam): Guido de Bres’s Oeuvre in a Critical Edition
Attila K. Molnar (Budapest): The Protestant Ethic in Hungary: Vocation and Identity
Matthew Norris (Cambridge): The Anabaptist Crisis: A Fresh Perspective on Anabaptists during the Reformation
Hadje Sadje (Leuven): Reformation’s Dangerous Idea: The Undermined Social Impact of Sixteenth Century among Filipino Mainline Protestant Churches
Date: February 23, 2018
Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’ University of Warsaw
Refo500 partner, € 105.00
Non-Refo500 partner, € 160.00
Student, Refo500 partner, € 90.00
Student, non-Refo500 partner, € 125.00
Spouse/partner: € 90.00
The registration fee includes the subscription to the Journal of Early Modern Christianity 2018 (two issues).
Refunds will be made for written cancellations received before March 1, 2018, less a € 30.00 processing fee.
Short paper submission: March 1, 2018
Registration: May 23, 2018
Phone: Sawa Taxi +472219123 / +48226444444; Super Taxi +482219622.