Call for Papers
Eleventh Workshop on Early Modern German History organised by the German History Society in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London
Conveners: David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Angela Schattner (GHIL)
Friday, 15 November 2013
Venue: German Historical Institute London
The first workshop ran in 2002 and has now established itself as the principal forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of new research on early modern German-speaking Central Europe. The workshop gives the opportunity to discuss work-in-progress as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. Previous themes have included artistic and literary representations, medicine and musicology, as well as political, social, economic and religious history. Contributions are also welcome from those wishing to range outside the period generally considered as ‘early modern’ and those engaged in comparative research on other parts of early modern Europe. The Workshop is sponsored by the German History Society, and the German Historical Institute London and participation is free, including lunch. However, participants will have to bear costs for travel and accommodation themselves. Postgraduates from a University in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland giving a paper at the workshop are entitled to apply for conference funding from the German History Society
The day will be organised as a series of themed workshops, each introduced by a panel chair and consisting of two to three short papers followed by discussion. The point of the papers is to present new findings or work-in-progress in summary form, rather than extended detailed discussion. Accordingly, participants are encouraged to:
keep to 15 minutes
highlight major findings or questions
indicate how work might develop in the future
How to take part
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a short synopsis and a CV by 30 June 2013 to:
Dr Angela Schattner, Research Fellow
German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2NJ
All students and academic researchers interested in Early Modern German History are very welcome. There is no charge for attendance but booking is essential. Please RSVP to Carole Sterckx: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
James K. Cameron Faculty Fellow
The Institute welcomes Patrick O’Banion, Assistant Professor at Lindenwood University in St Charles, Missouri, as this year’s James K. Cameron Faculty Fellow. During his stay in St Andrews Patrick will be working on a book-length study of Deza, a small northern Castilian town which faced extensive and continuous interest from the Inquisition due to a large proportion of moriscos among its inhabitants. Patrick will examine Deza’s multi-ethnic population of Christians, Muslims and Jews, and the rich intersection of communal life and religious practice in early modern Spain.
On March 7th and 8th the Institute hosted a workshop on “Art and Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1500-1650”, funded by the British Academy. The workshop explored the ways in which the creation of distinct confessional cultures shaped the production and reception of images in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century northern Europe. Participants included: Lyndal Roper (Oxford), Jennifer Spinks (Manchester), Bridget Heal (St Andrews), Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Centre, NYC), Sergiusz Michalski (Tübingen), Amy Powell (University of California, Irvine) and Mia Mochizuki (Santa Clara University).
ArtRefo is a committee of scholars, museum curators and representatives of the heritage industry established with the intention of promoting public engagement with the Reformation through its visual and musical culture in the build-up to its 500th anniversary in 2017. It has grown from and is supported by the Dutch-based Refo500. ArtRefo will convene a series of panels on the visual culture of the Protestant Reformation at the 3rd RefoRC conference in Berlin in May, http://www.refo500.nl/rc. Papers will be presented by representatives of several projects, including “Protestant Church Architecture of the 16th-18th Centuries” (Professor Jan Harasimowicz, University of Wrocław), and by individual scholars. For further details contact Bridget Heal or Simona Sala, Musée International de la Réforme, Geneva (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In April 2012 Professor Bruce Gordon of Yale Divinity School, former deputy director of the St Andrews’ Reformation Studies Institute, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The degree was granted in recognition of Bruce’s work on the Swiss Reformation. The graduation events included a public lecture given by Bruce in the Theological Faculty on the Zurich Latin Bible of 1543, a beautifully printed work of humanist scholarship.
Dr Bridget Heal has become co-editor of German History (O.U.P.). The journal is actively seeking to encourage high-quality submissions in medieval and early modern. Contact email@example.com for further details.
At the invitation of the Scottish History Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Sotland, Prof Roger Mason will be delivering a public lecture on ‘Debating Britain in Seventeenth-Century Scotland’ in Edinburgh on Monday 8 April 2013 and in Aberdeen on Tuesday 9 April 2013. For details of the venues and times, see http://www.socantscot.org/article.asp?aid=1991.
Dr Emily Michelson is pleased to announce the publication of: A Linking of Heaven and Earth: Studies in Religious and Cultural History in Honor of Carlos M.N. Eire. Edited by Emily Michelson, Scott K. Taylor and Mary Noll Venables (Ashgate, St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, 2012). Both Emily and Bruce have essays in the volume. The book release was celebrated with a reception and series of panels on how to approach religious history, held at the SCSC in Cincinnati, OH, in October.