RSA 2015 CFP: Early Modern Chronologies

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CFP: Early Modern Chronologies

Session organized for the RSA 2015 Annual Meeting in Berlin,
26–28 March 2015

Description

The early modern period witnessed the full bloom of scientific chronology thanks to the development of new scientific and scholarly tools and (re-)discovery of certain historical sources. Catholic, Calvinist, Lutheran and even Socinian scholars – among them philologists and astronomers, historians and astrologers – explored enthusiastically ancient and/or exotic languages, historical records and astronomical data in order to reconstruct and date events from the common Judaeo-Christian history and to synchronize their dating with other systems of time-reckoning.

This session will consider the role of chronology in the intellectual history of early modern period from various angles, among them: (1) relationship between chronology and other disciplines of knowledge in early modern period; (2) scholarly workshop of particular Renaissance chronologists; (3) teaching of chronology in early modern schools; (4) chronological models and their impact on historiography; (5) cultural and social impact of chronological disputes.

Please send paper proposals (150-word maximum) followed by a brief CV (300-word maximum) to me by May 26th.

Michal Choptiany (michal.choptiany[AT]al.uw.edu.pl)

P.S. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with RSA obligations (membership, fees, travel costs, etc.). In order to do this please visit the conference homepage at http://www.rsa.org/?2015Berlin.

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CfP: Reformed Majorities and Minorities

Part of my activity as a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” is related to the Committee on the Study of the Reformation in Poland and East-Central Europe, which was established in December 2009. After organizing several conferences and publication of three volumes in a series we are hoping to develop in the next few years, we are now organizing a conference which is a continuation of a session held last year at the Joannes a Lasco Bibliothek in Emden. If your research is close to any of the topics pointed out in the announcement, you are welcome to submit a proposal to the address provided at the bottom of the page.

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CfP: Reformed Majorities and Minorities: Sources, Editions, Distribution of Ideas
The organizers of the conference “Reformed Majorities and Minorities in Early Modern Europe: Sources, Editions, Distribution of Ideas”, Warsaw, 23-24 September 2014 invite scholars from all areas of Reformation studies to submit proposals for papers.

The conference is intended as a continuation of the April 2013 conference organized in Emden. The conference’s goal is to gather together historians of the Reformation working on Reformed majorities and minorities and the challenges they faced in functioning in various political, social, intellectual and geographical contexts of early modern Europe. The Warsaw conference aims to pay particular attention to issues surrounding the survey and analysis of primary sources related to 16th- and 17th-century Reformed communities, and of the publication methods thereof.

The conference is being organized within the international project ‘Doctrina et Tolerantia’.

Papers are invited on any area related to the topic of Reformed majorities and minorities in early modern Europe. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Early Huguenots in France
2. Reformed Protestants in Italy
3. British Puritans and the Dutch ‘Nadere Reformatie’
4. Relations between Reformed and Arminian Protestants in the Early Modern Netherlands and Europe
5. Anabaptists and Baptists as Reformed minority groups
6. Nonconformism in England and Wales and the Scottish Covenanting Movement
7. Reformed Protestants in early modern Poland-Lithuania as religious minorities
8. Lutherans as a majority in the Polish/Prussian territories in the 16th-18th centuries
9. Reformed minorities in German speaking countries
10. The Polish Brethren as a minority in Poland-Lithuania
11. Reformed Protestants vs. Unitarians in Transylvania
12. Protestants in Poland under the Prussian, Austrian and Russian partitions (1773−1918)
13. Protestant minorities in contemporary Poland

The languages of the conference will be English and German.

Click here to read the PDF.

Please submit abstracts (150-300 words) by 31 March 2014 to Prof. Piotr Wilczek at piotr.wilczek[at]al.uw.edu.pl

Conference organizers: Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland in collaboration with Joannes a Lasco Bibliothek, Emden, Germany

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