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Postponed: Reformation Studies Colloquium 2020

University of Birmingham
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Wednesday 9th (09:00) - Friday 11th September 2020 (17:00)
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The Reformation Studies Colloquium, which meets biannually, brings together established as well as younger scholars from all over the world studying all aspects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations which originated in the British Isles and Europe.

Organisers: Tara Hamling and Jonathan Willis 

Call for Papers

For our 2021 Colloquium the organisers will be inviting early career researchers and established scholars to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of their research as it relates to history of the Reformation.  We welcome papers on Catholics or Protestants; papers on local, national or global contexts; and papers which examine the Reformation at any point along its long and complex history.  Interdisciplinary papers are also welcome, which incorporate insights from disciplines including (but not limited to) Literary Studies, Art History, Musicology, Material Culture Studies, and Archaeology. 

Proposals for themed three-paper panels, roundtables, or other formats will be welcome. We will open the call for papers in 2021, date tbc – please email if you have any questions. 


The university has 2 on-site hotels - Edgbaston Park Hotel and Lucas House Hotel

There are many other off-campus accommodation venues that would be suitable, especially in the city centre. You can easily commute to the university from the centre, by train (from New Street station), by bus, or by taxi/Uber.

You will find a list of alternative accommodation venues on this page.

Venue and travel

The venue for conference will be confirmed closer to the event. We will indicate location once known on the University of Birmingham campus map. General travel information can be found on this page.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements or any further queries, please contact us at

Food and drink

The conference registration fee will include refreshments, lunch, and a drinks reception at our Barber Institute of Fine Arts, but no other evening meals. As part of registration, you have the opportunity to book and pay for attendance at our formal conference dinner on the Thursday evening. We have many catering options on campus during working hours, or you may wish to look at some suggested local restaurants here


If you need to contact the conference organisers please email

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham.

Image: John Calvin, taken from Thomas Trevlyon’s 1608 Miscellany, Copyright Folger Shakespeare Library (Creative Commons license)

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