St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute
As a group of scholars working on the Reformation and related studies, we are fortunate to be located in St Andrews: the historic heart of Scotland's Renaissance and Reformation. The University (founded in 1411) is the oldest in Scotland, and it was also, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a stage on which humanists and reformers acted out their parts in some of the great crises of European intellectual history. John Knox spent much of his later life here, and Andrew Melville, his successor as the dominant Scottish ecclesiastical figure of his era, was head of the University. In the centuries since the Reformation St Andrews has cultivated a tradition of excellence in Reformation studies. The foundation of the Reformation Studies Institute in 1993 reflected the university's commitment to enhancing St Andrews' established reputation in this field of scholarship. With its staff and research students, St Andrews now boasts one of the largest concentrations of scholars active in this field in any European university. The Institute has a distinctly international flavour, partly through our students, and partly through our partnership relationships with similar institutions in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. It sponsors a graduate seminar, conferences and visits from distinguished outside academics. The Institute also provides the editorial board for the St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, a monograph series published by Ashgate.
St Andrews Studies in Reformation History
We are pleased to announce that with Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer’s “From Priest’s Whore to Pastor’s Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation” the Ashgate “St Andrews Studies in Reformation History” series this year published its 100th book. For further details see http://www.ashgate.com/standrewsseries. The Institute will celebrate this milestone at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Cincinnati in October.
The Reformation Studies Institute has entered into a special partnership with Ashgate Publishing. Members and friends of the institute can now visit a dedicated page where they will receive substantial discounts on books of interest, not only from our own series, but also from the wider range of Ashgate books in the humanities. For this opportunity, please visit www.ashgate.com/standrewspartner. The discount code is H11EPN20.
Institute for Reformation Studies
University of St Andrews
Fife KY16 9AL