Announcing Transregional Reformations

LOGO ReforcRecently the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the Faculty of Arts of the KU Leuven have released more information on their 2015 RefoRC Conference, including the call for papers. Organized from 7 to 9 May 2015 in Leuven, the theme of this conference will be ‘Crossing Borders: Transregional Reformations’:

‘In recent decades, the field of transnational/transregional history has yielded novel insights: the constant movement of persons, goods, ideas, books and images across boundaries induced a transfer of culture and knowledge shaping the early modern world much more profoundly than previously thought. Although alert to the universal aspect of religion, theologians and (church) historians are only starting to apply this methodology to the study of religious reform in the sixteenth century.

The conference aims to emphasize the shift in the field of Reformation Studies to a cross-border and multi-confessional approach: How were religious exile, confessional identity and transregional transfers connected? What were the routes and networks of religious reform, along and across borders? How did the printing press support transregional exchange? In what ways did global, transregional and local dimensions of religious reform interact?
The Fifth RefoRC Conference Leuven explores transregional dimensions of the Catholic and Protestant Reformations in the early modern period.’

For those wishing to participate, more information can be found under the upcoming events page of this website, or at the webpage of RefoRC. Short paper proposals need to be submitted via the registration form before 15 February 2015.

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