8th Annual RefoRC Conference
Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’ | University of Warsaw
24-26 May 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.