Mar
16
Mar 18

Calvin Studies Society Colloquium: Calvin and the Early Reformation

The theme of the 2017 Colloquium is "Calvin and the Early Reformation," and it will be hosted by Baylor University (Waco, Texas) on 16-18 March, 2017.

Click here for more information on the Colloquium.

Click here to register for the Colloquium.

Graduate students should click here to submit paper proposals for the Colloquium.

Sessions:

  • James Farge: Francis I and the Reformation
  • Jonathan Reid: The Meaux Circle
  • Mark Crane: Evangelical Thought and Printing in Paris
  • Carrie Klaus: Jeanne d'Albret
  • John Thompson: Calvin and the Early Christian Creeds
  • Brian Brewer: Calvin and the Early Anabaptists
  • Greta Kroeker: The Early Calvin and Erasmus
  • Barbara Pitkin: Calvin on the Early Reformation
May
10
May 12

Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference (Wittenberg)

Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference
Wittenberg
May 10-12, 2017

Theme of Plenary Lectures - "More than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe"   Speaking in plural about the reformations of the sixteenth century has become common in early modern research, the question, however, is what this plural form means. Is plural also plurality? And what was the diversity within each of the various traditions arising out of these reformations? Wittenberg is the venue and the LEUCOREA Foundation is the host for the 2017 RefoRC conference: the perfect match for dealing with these questions. The plenary papers will reflect, from various angles, on the variety of what came out of Luther or over against Luther and his movement, but the overall topic of the conference also gives full space to short papers on all kinds of subjects. The conference aims at getting a picture of the plurality of sixteenth century traditions and the interdisciplinary and interconfessional exchanges within these.

For more information: http://www.refo500.nl/rc/pages/699/seventh-annual-reforc-conference-2017-wittenberg.html


Nov
1
8:00 am08:00

CFP: Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference

The Calvin Studies Society solicits proposals for paper presentations for a thematic panel for the Seventh Annual RefoRC conference, to be held in Wittenberg, Germany, from 10-12 May 2017. We welcome proposals for original papers (not previously published or read at a conference) in any area of Calvin or Calvin studies for 20-minute oral presentation at the conference.  Proposals that address the conference theme, “More than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe” are particularly encouraged. The language of the conference is English, but papers may also be delivered in French or German. 

For more information, please read the attached CFP HERE.

Submit paper proposals by 1 NOVEMBER 2016.

CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS: Speaking in plural about the reformations of the sixteenth century has become common in early modern research, the question, however, is what this plural form means. Is plural also plurality? And what was the diversity within each of the various traditions arising out of these reformations? Wittenberg is the venue and the LEUCOREA Foundation is the host for the 2017 RefoRC conference: the perfect match for dealing with these questions.  More information: http://www.refo500.nl/rc/pages/699/seventh-annual-reforc-conference-2017-wittenberg.htm

Sep
29
3:00 pm15:00

Symposium: Discipline and Control in Calvinist Geneva

  • University of Alabama (205 Gorgas Library)

This symposium investigates various attempts to control and influence behavior in Geneva and in the Reformed world during the second half of the Sixteenth Century. Papers will examine the functioning of consistories and the use of moral treatises, sermons, poetry, emblems, and personal interaction to establish the theological and ethical grounds for social control.


Website for information: http://disciplineincalvinistgeneva.ua.edu/

Aug
20
3:30 pm15:30

Calvin Studies Society Panel: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

  • Bruges Belgium

"History and Polemic in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century France"

Panel Organizer and sponsor: Calvin Studies Society
Chair: Ezra Plank, Visiting Professor of Religion and Director of the Lausanne Program, Pepperdine University
Comment: Yudha Thianto, Professor of Theology, Trinity Christian College

1.)  M. A. van den Berg (Independent scholar, The Netherlands): "Nullus et nemo (1608): an anti-reformation polemic writing in France after the first decade of the period of the Edit de Nantes"
2.)  Costas Gaganakis (University of Athens, Greece): "The Burden of 'Living History’: French historical thought and writing during the Wars of Religion"

Jul
13
Jul 22

French Paleography: A Course on Reading 16th Century Genevan Documents

The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan will host the course "French Paleography: A Course on Reading 16th Century Genevan Documents", July 11-22 2016, in cooperation with the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. It will be taught by Dr. Thomas Lambert, and selected participants will receive a $500 bursary to help defray travel and accommodation expenses.

Application deadline is 18 March 2016.

For more information: http://www.calvin.edu/meeter/paleography/

Jul
13
Jul 29

NEH Seminar: "Teaching the Reformation After Five Hundred Years"

The 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute will be hosted by the Meeter Center (Calvin College, Grand Rapids) on the topic of "Teaching the Reformation After Five Hundred Years." The dates for this program are July 11-29, 2016.

Colleagues at US colleges and universities who are teaching or will be teaching any aspect of the Reformation are invited to apply for one of the twenty-five spots.

The application deadline is 1 March 2016. Successful applicants each receive a $2,700 stipend to help cover their travel, housing, and living expenses. Up to three slots are reserved for graduate students. Please click here to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply!

May
26
3:45 pm15:45

Calvin Studies Society Panel: RefoRC Conference

  • University of Copenhagen

"Early Reformed Representations of Divinity and Reconceptions of the Church"

Panel Organizer and Sponsor: Calvin Studies Society
Chair: Barbara Pitkin, Stanford University


1.)  Bradley Abromaitis (Yale University, New Haven): "Guillaume Farel's 'Du Vray Usage De La Croix': Superstition Treatise and Semiotic Critique of Idolatry"
2.)  Rebekah Earnshaw (University of St Andrews): "Clarifying Calvin on Divine Majesty"
3.)  Michelle Sanchez (Harvard Divinity School): "Does Calvin's Church Have a History?"