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

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 

This year's conference will be held at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 September 2020.

We have a very exciting programme including plenary lectures from Professor Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Professor Lisa McClain (Boise State University) and Professor Richard Rex (Cambridge University). On Thursday 10 September there will also be a wine reception in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, home to one of the finest small collections of European Art in the UK, along with an exclusive introduction to the collections and the opportunity to explore the gallery after closing time.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open.  The organisers would like to invite 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. 

Please send a short abstract of no more than 200 words, and a brief biography of no more than 100 words, to by Friday 27 March 2020.  Proposals for themed three-paper panels, roundtables, or other formats are welcome – please email if you have any questions. 

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