Reformation Studies Colloquium 2021

Online -
Wednesday 8 September (09:00) - Friday 10 September 2021 (17:00)

Organisers: Tara Hamling and Jonathan Willis 


The Call for Papers is now closed. We will publish our draft programme here in the near future.  


  • We are delighted to confirm details of our three keynote speakers: 
  • Professor Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews)
  • Professor Lisa McClain (Boise State University)
  • Professor Richard Rex (University of Cambridge)

Moving the Colloquium online

The Reformation Studies Colloquium is a longstanding biennial conference, and one of the largest and most significant regular meetings of reformation scholars in the world today. The proposed 2020 conference was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While in many ways there is more cause for optimism now than there was a year ago, we have decided to hold the 2021 conference online. This is because of continuing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, in particular in relation to social distancing requirements and planning around travel and accommodation bookings, and we hope this will help give everybody involved a degree of certainty. In addition, I think we have all learnt a lot over the past year about how successful online conferences can be with appropriate planning and support, and that while they present some accessibility challenges of their own, they also have the potential to open up participation to a much wider audience. We anticipate having to charge a small fee for participation to help cover the costs of technical and administrative support, in the order of £30 for salaried academic staff and £10 for everybody else. 


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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