Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity

Posted: 13 June 2018

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May 15-17, 2019, the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity will take place in Bologna, hosted by the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII.

Introduction

In the fourth centenary of the Defenestration of Prague, this momentous incident, which was fraught with ominous consequences, has to be reconsidered not as a circumstance merely stemming from the Holy Roman Empire’s endemic political instability, but as a crucial event in European history belonging to a broader chronological and geographical framework. Part of the issues this event raises are connected to a longue durée process of Konfessionalisierung redesigning the political and religious categories of a Christian West in which the reform of the Church had been deferred for too long. This is to say that intra-Christian violence, devastating Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century, was rooted in the violence on which the Christendom regime had been built upon three hundred years before, and was in turn fed by the delay in Church reform and the idea of defence against external enemies (i.e. the Ottoman Empire), which at the beginning was looked at as necessary war.

The plenary lectures are focusing on the topics of war, violence, peace, tolerance, and intolerance in the context of a multi-confessional Europe going roughly from the Diet of Augsburg (1530) to the Peace of Westphalia (1648).

 

Topic Plenary Lectures

War and Peace in 16th Century Religions

 

Plenary Speakers

  • Angela De Benedictis (Bologna): Theories of War, Revolt and Resistance in Early Modern Italy
  • Ian Campbell (Belfast): Early Modern University Debates on War and Religion
  • Irene Dingel (Mainz): Compelled to Peace. Religious Peace Agreements as a Path to Confessional Co-existence
  • Rebecca Giselbrecht (Bern): Women at War – The Swiss Connections
  • Mark Greengrass (Sheffield): Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Century and the Problem of Trust
  • Vincenzo Lavenia (Bologna): Faith on the field. Soldiers and Religion in 16th Century Europe
  • Graeme Murdock (Dublin): Crossing Borders and Marking Boundaries: War and Peace on Religious Frontiers

 

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 Early Modern Christianity, ca. 1450-1650, such as philosophy, law, history, theology, etc., independent of the theme of the plenary papers.

Short paper submissions are closed as per April 1, 2019.

It is also possible to attend the conference without giving a paper.

 

Registration

Registration becomes effective on receipt of payment of the registration fee. Registration closes on May 14, 2019.

 

Language

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.

 

Conference Proceedings

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: © Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, El Milagro de Empel

Event Info

Start Date
15 May 2019

End Date
17 May 2019

Preliminary Program

 

Tuesday May 14, 2019


17:00-20:00
RefoRC Board Meeting. Location: Fscire, Via San Vitale 114, Bologna, second floor.

 

Wednesday May 15, 2019


09:30-11:30
The RefoRC Member Meeting has been cancelled.

11:30-12:30
Lunch RefoRC Members [location]

10.30-15.45
Registration: 09.00-12.30 Fscire, Via San Vitale 114 and from 12.30 h in the Archiginnasio.

12:45-15:30, Inaugural Session in the Archiginnasio, Sala Stabat Mater, Piazza Galvani 1, Bologna

12:45-13:15
Opening of the conference and welcome addresses

13:15-14:15
Plenary Lecture 1 – Angela De Benedictis (Bologna): Theories of War, Revolt and Resistance in Early Modern Italy

14:15-15:15
Plenary Lecture 2 – Mark Greengrass (Sheffield): Wars of Religion in the Sixteenth Century and the Problem of Trust

15:15-15:45
Transfer from Archiginnasio to Fscire, Via San Vitale 114, Bologna (15 min. walk)

15:45-17:15
Short Paper Panels at Fscire

17:15-17:45
Coffee Break

18:45-20:30
Visit to the Jewish Museum of Bologna. The visit will start from the outside foyer of Fscire at 18.45 h and will include a short guided tour of the gettho: More 

 

Thursday May 16, 2019


09:00-11:30, Plenary Session

09:00-10:00
Plenary Lecture 3 – Ian Campbell (Belfast): Early Modern University Debates on War and Religion

10:00-10:30
Coffee Break

10:30-11:30
Plenary Lecture 4 – Rebecca Giselbrecht (Bern): Women at War – The Swiss Connections

11:45-13:15
Short Paper Panels

13:15-14:45
Lunch Break

14:45-15:45, Plenary Session

14:45-15:45
Plenary Lecture 5 – Graeme Murdock (Dublin): Crossing Borders and Marking Boundaries: War and Peace on Religious Frontiers

15:45-16:15
Coffee Break

16.15-17:45
Short Paper Panels

18.00-19.30
Short Paper Panels

19:30
Reception, sponsored by De Gruyter, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht and Fscire, at Trattoria Pane e Panelle, Via San Vitale 71, Bologna

 

Friday May 17, 2019


09:00-10:00
Plenary Lecture 6 – Irene Dingel (Mainz): Compelled to Peace. Religious Peace Agreements as a Path to Confessional Co-existence

10:00:11:00
Plenary Lecture 7 – Vincenzo Lavenia (Bologna): Faith on the field. Soldiers and Religion in 16th Century Europe

11:00-11:30
Coffee Break

11:30:13.00
Short paper panels

13:00-13:15 Plenary Session

Closing of the conference
Award Ceremony RefoRC Book Award 2019
Announcing the Tenth Annual RefoRC Conference

 

Accepted Short Papers

Version webpage: April 15, 2019

Ariane Albisser, Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Zurich: Zurich and the Doctrine of Predestination (1549-1619) (Panel: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Gábor Almási, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck: Educating the Christian Prince for Learning and Peace: Rudolf in Spain (1564-1571) (Panel: European Grafts in Early Modern Iberia)

Volker Arnke, University of Osnabrück: Preservation of Religious Peace Through Law: the Peace of Westphalia (1648) and its Subsequent Contracts in the Bi-Confessional Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück (Panel: Law, Tradition, and Liturgy during the Religious Conflicts)

Sharon Arnoult, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas : “Deliver Us and Thy Whole Church”: Conformist Englishwomen’s Religious Responses to the British Civil Wars (Panel: Beyond the London Treaty: England and Spain in the Early Modern Period)

Paolo Astorri, KU Leuven: The Lutheran Theologians and the Just Price Theory (Panel: Scholastic and Protestant Business Ethics)

Ryan Bean, DePauw University, Greencastle: Frontier’s Conquest: Soft Cultural and Religious Borders in Counter-Reformation Lima (Panel: Limina: Between Lived and Imagined Borders)

Gonzalo Velasco Berenguer, University of Bristol: A “Dangerous Infection”: Heresy, Rebellion and War in the Context of Philip and Mary’s Reign (c. 1540-1560) (Panel: Beyond the London Treaty: England and Spain in the Early Modern Period)

Jan Andrea Bernhard, Univerisität Zürich: Der ungarische Humanist János Sylvester und die “Schreckensherrschaft” der Türken (Panel: Humanistische und reformatorische Perspektiven auf Krieg und Frieden)

Chiara Bertoglio, Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale: The Warrior Pope and Sixteenth-Century Church Music (Panel: Music as Propaganda in the Long Reformation)

Alicja Bielak, University of Warsaw: Tomasz Treter’s Symbolica Vitae Christi Meditatio: Transferring History into Symbols (Panel: Metabolising Suffering: Visual History and the Wars of Religion)

Dominique Birch, King’s College, London: Keeping the Christian Quiet: Ecclesiastical Arbitration in Early Modern England (Panel: Religion and Rhetoric in Early Modern England)

Jan Blonski, University of Warsaw: The Role and Function of Religious Traditions in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Panel: Law, Tradition, and Liturgy during the Religious Conflicts)

Erika Boije, Uppsala University: Finnish Soldiers and Jesuits in The Surgeon’s Stories by Zacharias Topelius. Religious Ideals and Counter Images Shaping the Image of the Thirty Years’ War (Panel: The Christian Soldier in the Early Modern Period – Ideals and Counter Images)

Benedikt Brunner, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz: Drawing Death into Life. Early Modern Ways of Coping with  Death in a Century of Discord (Panel: Care for the Living, Care for the Dead in Early Modern Europe)

Isabel Casteels, KU Leuven: The Ritual of the Execution. Politics, Religion, and Polarisation during the Dutch Revolt (1560-1590) (Panel: Death during the Wars of Religion in Europe)

Oğulcan Çelik, Bilkent University, Ankara: The Religion of the Region of Kent: Development of Protestantism from the Evidence of Preambles in Wills from c.1509 to 1553 (Panel: Religion and Rhetoric in Early Modern England)

Martin Christ, Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt: Death and Religion in German Towns during the Thirty Year’s War (Panel: Death during the Wars of Religion in Europe)

Gianclaudio Civale, Università degli Studi di Milano: «La Vocation des Armes». Discipline, Violence, and Religion in the Huguenot Armies (1562-1573) (Panel: Between “Militia Christi” and “Vocation des armes”: the Reshaping of War Religious Ideals in Confessional Europe”)

Alberto Clerici, Università “Niccolò Cusano”, Rome: Reason of State, Reason of Church. Guido Bentivoglio’s Account of the Twelve Years’ Truce (1609) (Panel: Historiography, Political Thought, and the Wars of Religion)

Francisco Conde Mora, CUE Salus Informorum de Cádiz: Italian Bischops in Cádiz XV-XVI Century (Panel: European Grafts in Early Modern Iberia)

Gergely Csukás, Universität Zürich: ‘Bellum cui nos instamus, pax est, non bellum’: Krieg und Frieden in der Historiographie der Reformationszeit (Panel: Humanistische und reformatorische Perspektiven auf Krieg und Frieden)

Fabrizio D’Avenia, Università degli Studi di Palermo: When the Past Makes Saints. The Knights of Malta from Sinners to Martyrs in “Il Glorioso Trionfo della Sacrosanta Religion Militare di S. Giovanni Gierosolimitano” (1619) (Panel: Between “Militia Christi” and “Vocation des Armes”: the Reshaping of War Religious Ideals in Confessional Europe)

Louise Deschryver, KU Leuven: You only Die Once: Death, The Reformation and Stressing Choises in Sixteenth-Century Lille and Tournai (Panel: Death during the Wars of Religion in Europe)

Bert Drejer, European University Institute, Leiden: Human Nature, Authority and Popular Sovereignty in Johannes Althusius’ Politica (Panel: Historiography, Political Thought, and the Wars of Religion)

Wouter Druwé, KU Leuven: The Authority of the School of Salamanca in Netherlandish Consilia and Decisiones on Financial Law (ca. 1550 – 1630) (Panel: Scholastic and Protestant Business Ethics)

Matthias Ebejer, University of Malta: “Fear thy Neighbour”; Violence, Religion and the Knights of Malta 1550-1650 (Panel: Between “Militia Christi” and “Vocation des Armes”: The Reshaping of War Religious Ideals in Confessional Europe)

Gioia Filocamo,Istituto superiore di Studi musicali di Terni – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna: The Thoughts of a Noble Prisoner: Giovanni Marco Pio da Carpi’s Laude as Examples of Good Morality (Panel: Tolerance, Peace, and Good Morality in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Hannelore Franck, KU Leuven: The Weight of Traditions: lLturgical and Charitable Commemoration before, during and after the Calvinistic Republic in Bruges, 1400-1600 (Panel: Death during the Wars of Religion in Europe)

Aurelio García, University of Puerto Rico: Theodore Beza on the Rights of Magistrates upon Their Subjects: (1575): An Early Stage in the Evolution of French Reformed Thought on Resistance to Tyrants (Panel: Reformed Theological Readings of Political and Legal Issues)

Antonio Gerace, Fscire, Bologna: Foretelling the Victory: Battista Nazari’s Discorso della futura e sperata vittoria contra il Turco (1570) (Panel: Prophecy and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Christianity)

Marco Giardini, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris: “Aber bei dem gulden apffel zu Coln werden sie vmbkomen vnd vertilget werden”: On the Prophecy of the ‘Golden Apple’ and the Eschatological Wars Against the Turks in the Sixteenth Century (Panel: Prophecy and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Christianity)

Drew McGinnis, Acton Institute: Joseph Hall’s Reading of Leonardus Lessius: A Case of Interconfessional Reception in Early Modern Ethics (Panel: Scholastic and Protestant Business Ethics)

Gorm Harste, Aarhus University: Religious Wars in the Aftermath of Liturgical Quarrels: Between Reformation and Military State-Building (Panel: Law, Tradition, and Liturgy during the Religious Conflicts)

Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen: Martin Luther as lieu de mémoire in Early Modern Dutch Lutheranism (Panel: “Luther’s Legacy”?)

Bo Kristian Holm, Aarhus University: The Theological Background for the Affirmation of Worldly Life in the Lutheran Reformation and its Political Consequences (Panel: “Luther’s Legacy”?)

Elizabeth Hoyt, Durham University: Shakespeare and Seneca: Honour, Forgiveness, and the Dilemma of Revenge (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – II)

Arthur Huiban, Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation – Université de Genève: Subjective Persuasion or Objective Accountability? The Atheist’s Inexcusability in Calvin’s Commentary on Romans 1,18-21 (Panel: Knowing God? Commenting Romans 1,18-21 in the Reformation at the Upper Rhine)

Benyamin Fleming Intan, International Reformed Evangelical Seminary: Calvin on Public Theology (Panel: Reformed Theological Readings of Political and Legal Issues)

Gábor Ittzés, Debrecen Reformed Theological University: “lusum illum divinae maiestatis in morte”: Luther’ Reading of the Aquedah in the Lectures on Genesis(Panel: “Luther’s Legacy”?)

Maria Luísa JacquinetUniversidade Autónoma de Lisboa: Terres de passage: sens et expressions de la présence des missionnaires catholiques à Lisbonne (XVIe-XVIIe siècles). Le cas du Séminaire irlandais de Saint Patrick (Panel: European Grafts in Early Modern Iberia)

Henning P. Jürgens, Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz: RETOPEA: A Research Project on Religious Peace Treaties (Panel: RETOPEA Religious Tolerance and Peace in Eary Modern Europe)

Hyun-Ah Kim, Theological University of Kampen/European Melanchthon Academy Bretten: Music, Persecution and Propaganda in Early Modern Christianity: Representing War and Peace Through musica rhetorica (Panel: Music as Propaganda in the Long Reformation)

Wojciech Kordyzon, University of Warsaw: Court Hearing for Eternal Justice: Legal Case in Form of a Literary Dialogue in Sixteenth-Century Polish Protestant Writing (Rej, Ochino, Bazylik) (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – II)

Jakub Koryl, Jagiellonian University, Krakow: Intolerable Tolerance. Conceptual Framework of the Early-Modern Interconfessional Relations (Panel: Faith in Dialogue, Faith in War in the Early Modern Framework)

Albert Kozik, University of Warsaw: Finding the Rood of Grace: The Origins and Transmission of an Iconoclast Controversy in Sixteenth-Century England (Panel: Prophecy and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Christianity)

Tijana Krstic, Central European University, Budapest: Peace and Conflict among the Communities of the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalization (Panel: Pursuing and Resisting Confessional Uniformity in the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalization)

Beate Ulrike La Sala, Freie Universität Berlin/ SFB 980: Classical Arabic Epistemological Repertoire in Early Modern Philosophy: The examples of Descartes and Spinoza (Panel: Discourses on Early Modern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism between East and West)

Urs B. Leu, Zentralbibliothek Zürich: Die Bibel auf dem Schlachtfeld: Zwingli und die Frage militärischer Gewaltanwendung (Panel: Humanistische und reformatorische Perspektiven auf Krieg und Frieden)

Daniel Lehmann, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Sebastian Münster and his Sources: Intra-Christian Conflict and its Impact on the Christian-Jewish Discourse of the Reformation (Panel: Discourses on Early Modern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism between East and West)

Fanni Madarász, University of Pécs: Divine Right and Sovereignty in John Spelman’s Writings (Panel: Historiography, Political Thought, and the Wars of Religion)

Dávid Balázs Magyar,  Debrecen Theological Reformed University: “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked!” Short Account of John Calvin’s Thoughts on Adultery and its Reception in the Sixteenth Century Hungarian Reformation with Special Emphasis on Legal Procedures of the Magistrates of Debrecen (Panel: Reformed Theological Readings of Political and Legal Issues)

Alexander Mason, University of Aberdeen: Mutiny at Magdeburg: Lutheran Political Resistance as Framed by Theology (Panel: War, Revolt, and Soldiers in the Holy Roman Empire)

Sasja Emilie Mathiasen Stopa, University of Aarhus: Consuming the Word of God. Eating the Eucharistic Meal and Practicing the Catechism in Luther’s Theology and in Early Modern Lutheran Confessional Culture (Panel: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Yelena Mazour-Matusevich, UAF / Sorbonne: Jean Gerson’s (1363-1429) Contributions to the History of Medicine (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – I)

Attila K. Molnar, Etövös University – Thomas Molnar Institute for Advanced Studies: Conscience as Trouble Maker and the Early Modern Attempts to Cope with It (Panel: Faith in Dialogue, Faith in War in the Early Modern Framework)

Tünde Móré, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest: Confessional Tropes in Sixteenth Century Latin Funeral Speeches (Panel: Care for the Living, Care for the Dead in Early Modern Europe)

Thomas T. Müller, Mühlhäuser Museen, Mühlhausen: The German Peasants‘ War (1524-1525).  Facts, Reception, History, and New Approaches (Panel: War, Revolt, and Soldiers in the Holy Roman Empire)

Emese Muntan, Central European University, Budapest: Uneasy Agents of Tridentine Reforms—Deviance and Conflict in the Catholic Missions to Southern Ottoman Hungary (ca. 1572–1630) (Panel: Pursuing and Resisting Confessional Uniformity in the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalization)

Bertil Nilsson, Emeritus, Lund University: Warfare and Peace in Some Writings by Erasmus of Rotterdam (Panel: The Christian Soldier in the Early Modern Period – Ideals and Counter Images)

Anna Ohanjanyan,New Europe College, Bucharest: From Peaceful to Violent Coexistence: Post-Tridentine Agents among the Armenians in the Confessional Age (Panel:
Pursuing and Resisting Confessional Uniformity in the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalization)

Andreas Mazetti Petersson, Uppsala University: The Ideal of the Christian Soldier in Antonio Possevino’s Il Soldato Cristiano (Panel: The Christian Soldier in the Early Modern Period – Ideals and Counter Images)

Joost Possemiers, FWO/KU Leuven: Morality in Business and Finance According to Conrad Summenhart’s De contractibus (1500) (Panel: Scholastic and Protestant Business Ethics)

Marta Quatrale, Freie Universität Berlin: Between Religious Orthodoxy and Political Conflicts: An Example of Re-use and Modification of Some Theological Issues (Panel: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Francesco Quatrini,Independent Scholar: The Collegiants: Practicing a Non-Confessional Christian Religion and Fostering and Early Dutch Public Sphere (Panel: Tolerance, Peace, and Good Morality in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Stanisław Rabiej,Warsaw University: Ethics and War in Comparative Ecumenical Perspective (Panel: Faith in Dialogue, Faith in War in the Early Modern Framework)

Ewa Rybałt, Mari Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin: Pax and Concordia in the Eyes of Jacopo Tintoretto and the Members of the Saint Roch Confraternity (Panel: Metabolising Suffering: Visual History and the Wars of Religion)

Tadeusz Rubik, University of Warsaw: The Polish Catholic Bible Translation (1599) and the Jesuit Censorship. A Case Study of the Psalter (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – II)

Christoph Schellekens, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte: Early Modern Religious Peace Treaties compared (Panel: RETOPEA Religious Tolerance and Peace in Eary Modern Europe)

Mattias Skat Sommer, Aarhus University: Kings of Peace and Prosperity: Niels Hemmingsen and the Branding of the House of Oldenburg (Panel: Tolerance, Peace, and Good Morality in the Long Sixteenth Century)

Agata Starownik, University of Warsaw: What Does the Power of ‘The blessed herbs’ Mean? On Mikołaj Rey’s Epigram (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – I)

Jonas van Tol, University of Amsterdam: William of Orange’s French Campaign and the Transnationality of Religious Conflict (Panel: Limina: Between Lived and Imagined Borders)

Andrea Vanni, Università degli Studi Roma Tre: Charity and Poor Relief in the Sixteenth century. A Case Study (Panel: Care for the Living, Care for the Dead in Early Modern Europe)

Petr Vorel, University of Pardubice: Wages of Mercenaries, Commanders and Generals During the 1546-1547 Schmalkaldic War: Comparison of the Wage Level of the Habsburg Empire, Imperial Estates, Bohemian Estates and Pope Paul III (Panel: War, Revolt, and Soldiers in the Holy Roman Empire)

Maria Lucia Weigel, Erkenbert-Museum Frankenthal:„Currier mit guter und tröstlicher newen Zeitung vor das betrübte Königreich Böhmen“ (Panel: Metabolising Suffering: Visual History and the Wars of Religion)

Taraneh Wilkinson, Fscire: Between the Lily and the Crescent: On Protestant-Ottoman Rapprochement (Panel: Discourses on Early Modern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism between East and West)

Lucy Wooding,  Lincoln College, Oxford: Holy War and Holy Peace: The Language of Warfare in Reformation England (Panel: Beyond the London Treaty: England and Spain in the Early Modern Period)

Johannes Wolfart, Carleton University, Ottawa: Early Modern Siege Chronicles: The Case of the Swedish Siege of Lindau (1646-47) (Panel: Limina: Between Lived and Imagined Borders)

Chou Wu, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen: Conflicts and Peace in the Constitutional Construction of the Bi-confessional city of Augsburg from a Perspective of Problem-Coping Mechanisms of the City Council and its Governing Philosophy (Panel: Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – I)

Jane Yeang Chui Wong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: Rhetoric and Reason in William Cecil’s The Execution of Justice in England (1583) (Panel: Religion and Rhetoric in Early Modern England)

Ueli Zahnd, Institut d’histoire de la Réformation, Genève: Natural Reason or Scriptures Alone? Capito, Oecolampad, and Bucer on Romans 1,18-21 (Panel: Knowing God? Commenting Romans 1,18-21 in the Reformation at the Upper Rhine)

Plenary Speakers

Read here more about the plenary speakers, their abstracts and bios.

Short Paper Program

 

Short Paper Panel Session 1: Wednesday 15 May, 15.45-17.15h

 

Sala Lettura:

Mark Greengrass (University of Sheffield), close-reading seminar on Trust and Mistrust in the French Wars of Religion. Go here to download the seminar material.

 

Sala Riviste:

Reformed Theological Readings of Political and Legal Issues

Chair: Herman Selderhuis (Theological University of Apeldoorn)

Benyamin Fleming Intan (International Reformed Evangelical Seminary), Calvin on Public Theology
Aurelio García (University of Puerto Rico), Theodore Beza on the Rights of Magistrates upon their subjects: (1575): An Early Stage in the Evolution of French Reformed Thought on Resistance to Tyrants
Balázs Dávid Magyar (Debrecen Theological Reformed University), “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked!”: Short Account of John Calvin’s Thoughts on Adultery and its Reception in the Sixteenth Century Hungarian Reformation with special emphasis on Legal Procedures of the Magistrates of Debrecen

 

Sala Archivio:

Angela De Benedictis (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), close-reading seminar on Twelve Tables Laws and Decalogue for the Government of a Christian Polity: Johann Oldendorp’s Iuris Naturalis Civilis et Gentium Isagoge (1529). Go here to download the instruction and seminar

 

Sala Seminari:

Graeme Murdock (Trinity College, Dublin). Close-reading seminar on Law and peace in Central Europe: the Transylvanian approach to religious pluralism. Go here to download the seminar material.

 

Sala MIM:

Religion and Rhetoric in Early Modern England

Chair: Volker Leppin (Universität Tübingen)

Oğulcan Çelik (Bilkent University, Ankara), The Religion of the Region of Kent: Development of Protestantism from the Evidence of Preambles in Wills from c.1509 to 1533
Jane Yeang Chui Wong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Rhetoric and Reason in William Cecil’s The Execution of Justice in England (1583)
Dominique Birch (King’s College, London), Keeping the Christian Quiet: Ecclesiastical Arbitration in Early Modern England

 

116:

Humanistische und reformatiorische Perspectiven auf Krieg und Frieden (in German)

Chair: Peter Opitz (Universität Zürich)

Gergely Csukás (Universität Zürich), ‘Bellum cui nos instamus pax est, non bellum’: Krieg und Frieden in der Historiographie der Reformationszeit
Urs B. Leu (Zentralbibliothek Zürich), Die Bibel auf dem Schlachtfeld: Zwingli und die Frage militärischer Gewaltanwendung
Jan-Andrea Bernhard (Universität Zürich), Der ungarische Humanist János Sylvester und die “Schreckensherrschaft” der Türken

 

 

Short Paper Panel Session 2: Thursday 16 May, 11.45-13.15h

 

Sala Lettura:

Scholastic and Protestant Business Ethics

Chair: Laura Righi (Fscire)

Paolo Astorri (KU Leuven), The Lutheran Theologians and the Just Price Theory
Andrew McGinnis (Acton Institute), Joseph Hall’s Reading of Leonardus Lessius: A Case of Interconfessional Reception in Early Modern Ethics
Wouter Druwé (KU Leuven), The Authority of the School of Salamanca in Netherlandish consilia and decisiones on Financial Law (ca. 1550-1630)
Joost Possemiers (KU Leuven), Morality in Business and Finance according to Conrad Summenhart’s De contractibus (1500)

 

Sala Riviste:

Prophecy and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Christianity

Chair: Ian Campbell (Queen’s University Belfast)

Marco Giardini (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), “Aber bei dem gulden apffel zu Coln werden sie vmbkomen vnd vertilget warden”: On the Prophecy of the ‘Golden Apple’ and the Eschatological Wars against the Turks in the Sixteenth Century
Antonio Gerace (Fscire, Bologna), Foretelling the Victory: Battista Nazari’s Discorso della futura e sperata vittoria contra il Turco (1570)
Albert Kozik (University of Warsaw), Finding the Rood of Grace: The Origins and Transmission of an Iconoclast Controversy in Sixteenth-Century England

 

Sala Archivio:

RETOPEA – Religious Tolerance and Peace in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Irene Dingel (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte / Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)

Henning P. Jürgens (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte), RETOPEA: A Research Project on Religious Peace Treaties
Christophe Schellekens (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte), Early Modern Religious Peace Treaties Compared

 

Sala Seminari:

European Grafts in Early Modern Iberia

Chair: Gianclaudio Civale (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Maria Luísa Jacquinet (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa), Terres de passage: sens et expressions de la présence des missionnaires catholiques à Lisbonne (XVIe-XVIIe siècles). Le cas du Séminaire irlandais de Saint Patrick
Gábor Almási (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck), Educating the Christian Prince for Learning and Peace: Rudolf in Spain (1564-1571)
Francisco Conde Mora (CUE Salus Infirmorum, Cadiz), Italian Bishops in Cadiz (15th-16th Centuries)

 

Sala MIM:

Music as Propaganda in the Long Reformation

Chair: Karla Boersma (Refo500)

Chiara Bertoglio (Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale), The Warrior Pope and Sixteenth-Century Church Music
Hyun-Ah Kim (Theological University of Kampen – European Melanchthon Academy Bretten), Music, Persecution and Propaganda in Early Modern Christianity: Representing War and Peace through musica rhetorica

 

116:

“Luther’s Legacy”?

Chair: Angela De Benedictis (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Bo Kristian Holm (Aarhus University), The Theological Background for the Affirmation of Worldly Life in the Lutheran Reformation and its Political Consequences
Sabine Hiebsch (Theological University of Kampen), Martin Luther as lieu de mémoire in Early Modern Dutch Lutheranism
Gábor Ittzés (Debrecen Reformed Theological University), “lusum illum divinae maiestatis in morte”: Luther’s Reading of the Aquedah in the Lectures on Genesis

 

Short Paper Panel Session 3: Thursday 16 May, 16.15-17.45h

 

Sala Lettura:

The Christian Soldier in the Early Modern Period: Ideals and Counter Images

Chair: Davide Dainese (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Bertil Nilsson (Emeritus, Lund University), Warfare and Peace in Some Writings by Erasmus of Rotterdam
Andreas Mazetti Petersson (Uppsala University), The Ideal of the Christian Soldier in Antonio Possevino’s Il Soldato Cristiano
Erika Boije (Uppsala University), Finnish soldiers and Jesuits in The Surgeon’s Stories by Zacharias Topelius: Religious Ideals and Counter Images Shaping the Image of the Thirty Years’ War

 

Sala Riviste:

Tolerance, Peace, and Good Morality in the Long Sixteenth Century

Chair: Sabine Hiebsch (Theological University Kampen)

Francesco Quatrini (Independent Scholar), The Collegiants: Practicing a Non-Confessional Christian Religion and Fostering an Early Dutch Public Sphere
Mattias S. Sommer (Aarhus University), Kings of Peace and Prosperity: Niels Hemmingsen and the Branding of the House of Oldenburg
Gioia Filocamo (Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Terni – Università degli Studi di Parma – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), The Thoughts of a Noble Prisoner: Giovanni Marco Pio da Carpi’s Laude as Examples of Good Morality

 

Sala Archivio:

Metabolising Suffering: Visual History and the Wars of Religion

Chair: Karla Boersma (RefoRC)

Ewa Rybałt (Marie Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin), Pax and concordia in the Eyes of Jacopo Tintoretto and the Members of the Saint Roch Confraternity
Alicja Bielak (University of Warsaw), Tomasz Treter’s Symbolica Vitae Christi Meditatio: Transferring History into Symbols
Maria Lucia Weigel (Erkenbert-Museum Frankenthal), “Currier mit guter und tröstlicher newen Zeitung vor das betrübte Königreich Böhmen”

 

Sala Seminari:

Historiography, Political Thought, and the Wars of Religion

Chair: Mark Greengrass (University of Sheffield)

Bert Drejer (European University Institute, Leiden), Human Nature, Authority, and Popular Sovereignty in Johannes Althusius’ Politica
Alberto Clerici (Università ‘Niccolò Cusano’, Rome), Reason of State, Reason of Church: Guido Bentivoglio’s Account of the Twelve Years’ Truce (1609)
Fanni Madarász (University of Pécs), Divine Right and Sovereignty in John Spelman’s Writings

 

Sala MIM:

Care for the Living, Care for the Dead in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Ian Hazlett (University of Glasgow)

Tünde Móré (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), Confessional Tropes in Sixteenth-Century Latin Funeral Speeches
Andrea Vanni (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Charity and Poor Relief in the Sixteenth Century: A Case Study
Benedikt Brunner (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz), Drawing Death into Life. Early Modern Ways of Coping with Death in a Century of Discord

 

116:

Pursuing and Resisting Confessional Uniformity in the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalisation

Chair: Federico Alpi (Fscire)

Emese Muntan (Central European University, Budapest), Uneasy Agents of Tridentine Reforms: Deviance and Conflict in the Catholic Missions to Southern Ottoman Hungary (ca. 1572–1630)
Anna Ohanjanyan (New Europe College, Bucharest), From Peaceful to Violent Coexistence: PostTridentine Agents among the Armenians in the Confessional Age
Tijana Krstic (Central European University, Budapest), Peace and Conflict among the Communities of the Ottoman Empire During the Age of Confessionalisation

Short Paper Panel Session 4: Thursday 16 May, 18.00-19.30h

 

Sala Lettura:

Death During the Wars of Religion in Europe

Chair: Wim François (KU Leuven)

Isabel Casteels (KU Leuven), The Ritual of the Execution. Politics, Religion, and Polarisation during the Dutch Revolt (1560-1590)
Hannelore Franck (KU Leuven), The Weight of Traditions: Liturgical and Charitable Commemoration before, during, and after the Calvinistic Republic in Bruges, 1400-1600
Martin Christ (Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt), Death and Religion in German Towns during the Thirty Years’ War
Louise Deschryver (KU Leuven), You Only Die Once: Death, the Reformation, and Stressing Choices in Sixteenth-Century Lille and Tournai

 

Sala Riviste:

Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – I

Chair: Antonio Gerace (Fscire)

Agata Starownik (University of Warsaw), What Does the Power of the “Blessed Herbs” Mean? On Mikołaj Rey’s Epigram
Yelena Mazour-Matusevich (UAF / Sorbonne), Jean Gerson’s (1363-1429) Contributions to the History of Medicine
Chou Wu (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Conflicts and Peace in the Constitutional Construction of the Bi-Confessional City of Augsburg from a Perspective of Problem-Coping Mechanisms of the City Council and its Governing Philosophy

 

Sala Archivio:

War, Revolt, and Soldiers in the Holy Roman Empire

Chair: Alberto Clerici (Università ‘Niccolò Cusano’)

Thomas T. Müller (Mühlhäuser Museen, Mühlhausen), The German Peasants’ War (1524-1525): Facts, Reception, History, and New Approaches
Alexander Mason (University of Aberdeen), Mutiny at Magdeburg: Lutheran Political Resistance as Framed by Theology
Peter Vorel (University of Pardubice), Wages of Mercenaries, Commanders, and Generals During the 1546-1547 Schmalkaldic War: Comparison of the Wage Level of the Habsburg Empire, Imperial Estates, Bohemian Estates, and Pope Paul III

 

Sala Seminari:

Between “Militia Christi” and “Vocation des Armes”: The Reshaping of War Religious Ideals in Confessional Europe

Chair: Gianmarco Braghi (Fscire)

Gianclaudio Civale (Università degli Studi di Milano), «La Vocation des Armes». Discipline, Violence, and Religion in the Huguenot Armies (1562-1573)
Fabrizio D’Avenia (Università degli Studi di Palermo), When the Past Makes Saints. The Knights of Malta from Sinners to Martyrs in “Il Glorioso Trionfo della Sacrosanta Religion Militare di S. Giovanni Gierosolimitano” (1619)
Matthias Ebejer (University of Malta), “Fear thy Neighbour”: Violence, Religion, and the Knights of Malta, 1550-1650

 

Sala MIM:

Knowing God? Commenting Romans 1,18-21 in the Reformation at the Upper Rhine

Chair: Herman J. Selderhuis (Theological University of Apeldoorn)

Ueli Zahnd (Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation, Université de Genève), Natural Reason or Scriptures Alone? Capito, Oecolampadius, and Bucer on Romans 1,18-21
Arthur Huiban (Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation, Université de Genève), Subjective Persuasion or Objective Accountability? The Atheist’s Inexcusability in Calvin’s Commentary on Romans 1,18-21

 

116:

Beyond the London Treaty: England and Spain in the Early Modern Period

Chair: Rebecca Giselbrecht (Universität Bern)

Lucy Wooding (Lincoln College, University of Oxford), Holy War and Holy Peace: The Language of Warfare in Reformation England
Gonzalo Velasco Berenguer (University of Bristol), A “Dangerous Infection”: Heresy, Rebellion, and War in the Context of Philip and Mary’s Reign (c.1540-1560)
Sharon Arnoult (Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX), “Deliver Us and Thy Whole Church”: Conformist Englishwomen’s Religious Responses to the British Civil Wars

 

Short Paper Panel Session 5: Friday 17 May, 11.30-13.00h

 

Sala Lettura:

Limina: Between Lived and Imagined Borders

Chair: Vincenzo Lavenia (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Jonas van Tol (University of Amsterdam), William of Orange’s French Campaign and the Transnationality of Religious Conflict
Ryan Bean (DePauw University, Greencastle), Frontier’s Conquest: Soft Cultural and Religious Borders in Counter-Reformation Lima
Johannes Wolfart (Carleton University, Ottawa), Towards a Historiography of Experience: The Case of the Swedish Siege of Lindau (1646-1647)

 

Sala Riviste:

Faith in Dialogue, Faith in War in the Early Modern Framework

Chair: Luca Ferracci (Fscire)

Jakub Koryl (Jagellonian University, Krakow), Intolerable Tolerance: Conceptual Framework of the Early Modern Interconfessional Relations
Stanisław Rabiej (University of Warsaw), Ethics and War in Comparative Ecumenical Perspective
Attila K. Molnar (Etövös University – Thomas Molnar Institute for Advanced Studies), Conscience as Troublemaker and the Early Modern Attempts to Cope with It

 

Sala Archivio:

Discourses on Early Modern Christianity, Islam, and Judaism between East and West

Chair: Saverio Campanini (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Daniel Lehmann (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Sebastian Münster and His Sources: Intra-Christian and Its Impact on the Christian-Jewish Discourse on the Reformation
Taraneh Wilkinson (Fscire), Between the Lily and the Crescent: On Protestant-Ottoman Rapprochement
Beate Ulrike La Sala (Freie Universität Berlin / SFB 980), Classic Arabic Epistemological Repertoire in Early Modern Philosophy: The Examples of Descartes and Spinoza

 

Sala Seminari:

Lutheran and Reformed Theology in the Long Sixteenth Century

Chair: Graeme Murdock (Trinity College Dublin)

Ariane Albisser (Institut für schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Zurich), Zurich and the Doctrine of Predestination (1549-1619)
Sasja Emilije Mathiasen Stopa (University of Aarhus), Consuming the Word of God: Eating the Eucharistic Meal and Practicing the Catechism in Luther’s Theology and in Early Modern Lutheran Confessional Culture
Marta Quatrale (Freie Universität Berlin), Between Religious Orthodoxy and Political Conflicts: An Example of Re-Use and Modification of Some Theological Issues

 

Sala MIM:

Diverse Paths to Religious Historical Sources – II

Chair: Alicja Bielak (University of Warsaw)

Elizabeth Hoyt (University of Durham), Shakespeare and Seneca: Honour, Forgiveness, and the Dilemma of Revenge
Wojciech Kordyzon (University of Warsaw), Court Hearing for Eternal Justice: Legal Case in Form of a Literary Dialogue in Sixteenth-Century Polish Protestant Writing (Rej, Ochino, Bazylik)
Tadeusz Rubik (University of Warsaw), The Polish Catholic Bible Translation (1599) and Jesuit Censorship: A Case Study of the Psalter

 

116:

Law, Tradition, and Liturgy during the Religious Conflicts

Chair: Davide Dainese (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)

Gorm Harste (Aarhus University), Religious Wars in the Aftermath of Liturgical Quarrels: Between Reformation and Military State-Building
Jan Blonski (University of Warsaw), The Role and Function of Religious Tradition in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Volker Arnke (University of Osnabrück), Preservation of Religious Peace Through Law: The Peace of Westphalia (1648) and Its Subsequent Contracts in the Bi-Confessional Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück

Close-reading seminars

Close-reading seminars will by offered during the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity by the plenary speakers Mark Greengrass, Angela De Benedictis, and Graeme Murdock on Wednesday May 15, 15.45-17.15 h.

Materials for preparation can be downloaded from this webpage. During the sessions no prints will be available. If you prefer prints, we kindly ask you to see to it yourself.

You do not have to register for a session.

 

Sala Lettura (Fscire)
Mark Greengrass (University of Sheffield), close-reading seminar on Trust and Mistrust in the French Wars of Religion

 

Sala Archivio (Fscire)
Angela De Benedictis (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), close-reading seminar on Twelve Tables Laws and Decalogue for the Government of a Christian Polity: Johann Oldendorp’s Iuris Naturalis Civilis et Gentium Isagoge (1529)

Secundary literature, introduction to the seminar:

  • Berman, Harald J., Impact of the Protestant Reformations on the Western Legal Tradition, Harvard University Press, 2006, chapter 2.
  • Witte, J., (2006), Law and Protestantism: The legal teachings of the lutheran reformation. Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com.

 

Sala Seminari (Fscire)
Graeme Murdock (Trinity College, Dublin), close-reading seminar on Law and peace in Central Europe: the Transylvanian approach to
religious pluralism.

English-language reading suggestions:

  • Thomas Safley (ed.), A Companion to Multiconfessionalism in the Early Modern World (Leiden: Brill, 2011).
  • R. J. W. Evans, ‘Calvinism in East Central Europe: Hungary and her neighbours’ in Menna Prestwich (ed.), International Calvinism, 1541-1715 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985), pp. 167-97.
  • István Keul, Early Modern Religious Communities in East-Central Europe. Ethnic Diversity, Denominational Plurality, and Corporative Politics in the Principality of Transylvania (1526-1691) (Leiden: Brill, 2009).
  • Felicia Roşu, Elective Monarchy in Transylvania and Poland-Lithuania, 1569-1587 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • Ágnes Várkonyi, ‘Pro quiete regni- for the peace of the realm. The 1568 law on religious tolerance in the principality of Transylvania,’ The Hungarian Quarterly 34 (1993), pp. 99-112.
  • Mihály Balázs, ‘Tolerant country- misunderstood laws. Interpreting sixteenth century Transylvanian legislation concerning religion,’ Hungarian Historical Review 2 (2013), pp. 85-108.
  • Márta Fata, ‘The Kingdom of Hungary and Principality of Transylvania’ in Howard Louthan, Graeme Murdock (eds), Brill Companion to the
    Reformation in Central Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 92-120.
  • Katalin Péter (edited by Gabriella Erdélyi), Studies on the history of the
    reformation in Hungary and Transylvania (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018).
  • Arnold Hunt, The Art of Hearing: English Preachers and their Audiences, 1590-1640 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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All conference rooms at the conference venue are equipped with an overhead projector and laptop to enable you to give powerpoint and audio presentations.  You may bring a USB-stick or other portable memory device containing your presentation, or interface directly using your laptop.

  • 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 2019 (two issues), coffee and tea breaks, and a reception.

Refunds will be made for written cancellations received before March 1, 2019, less a € 30.00 processing fee.

Short paper submission: April 1, 2019

Registration: May 14, 2019

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