Reformation Musical History and Theology

Posted: 28 May 2018

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The Theological University of Kampen and the European Melanchthon-Academy in Bretten introduced a new international research project in the framework of RefoRC: Reformation Musical History and Theology.

The first output of this project will be an edited volume entitled Music and Religious Education in Reformation Europe, to be published by De GruyterUnder the same theme, a successful panel was held at the Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference, May 2018 in Warsaw with Dr. Gioia Filocamo, Prof. Yelena Mazour, and Dr. Hyun-Ah Kim.

This project aims to promote academic research on all aspects of the Reformation Musical History and Theology.

No synthetic and theoretical study of the Reformation musical history and theology has so far been undertaken despite its acknowledged need. As well as filling a specific lacuna, this research project seeks to identify the historical and theological foundations of the Reformation,  musical practices and their significance for education, ethics, and liturgy today.  The objectives of this project are:

  • To create an international academic network to conduct research on Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To provide an interdisciplinary centre unifying musicological, historical and theological work carried out within academic institutions and other public and relevant private organizations.
  • To present conferences, seminars, and lecture series’ in support of international and national interests in Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To identify and develop new methodological and hermeneutical frameworks for Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To distribute the outcome of the projects (theses, monographs and edited volumes) for a wide international readership.

This project has the following loci:

  • Music and Religious Education in Reformation Europe.
  • Music, Rhetoric, and Moral Philosophy in Early Modern Europe.
  • Music, Language, and Liturgy in the Reformation.
  • Music, Devotion, and Identity in Reformation Europe.
  • Music, Exile, and Spirituality in Early Modern Europe.

Researchers who want to follow the project and participate in the research seminars or symposiums are welcome to contact the leader of the project, Dr. Hyun-Ah Kim.

Visual: Dr. Hyun-Ah Kim presenting at the Eighth Annual RefoRC Conference 2018.

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