Friday, February 02, 2007

The Society for Reformation Research ...

... a North American scholarly organization (, and partner group to the Verein für Reformationgeschichte, is concerned with furthering scholarly research on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and all other aspects of religious life in the early modern era. Following our mandate, we will sponsor a variety of sessions at the 2007 annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), from October 24-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

We will accept papers and sessions on any theme related to Reformation research, but are particularly interested in sponsoring a series of sessions this year on the theme of "Reformation Encounters with the Other." Papers could treat any number of themes involving encounters between differing groups in the area of theology, religion, social and political relationships and arrangements, travel narratives and literature, and so on, in any context or period affected by the Reformation or the long sixteenth century (c. 1450-1650). We also seek papers for a series of panels entitled "Religion on the Brink of Reformation," intended to bring medievalists and early modernists together for comparative and epoch-bridging discussion.

Finally, as always, we would like to sponsor a limited number of sessions on approaches to teaching the Reformation.

We encourage proposals both for individual papers as well as full sessions; we particularly welcome panels that offer closely focused comparisons across national borders or those that include scholars and scholarly approaches from different continents. Papers should not have been previously presented at any other scholarly meeting nor have been published. The deadline for submitting paper proposals (by mail or email) is March 15th.

If you would like to present a paper under the auspices of the Society for Reformation Research, or for more information about our programs,please contact:

Susan R. Boettcher
c/o Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften
Humboldt Universität
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin


More information about the conference is available at the website of the SCSC:


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