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CfP/Congress - Cultural Impacts of Reformation, 7–11 August 2017, Germany

Deadline:

December 01, 2016

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International, interdisciplinary Congress

The international congress Cultural Impacts of the Reformation at the old LEUCOREA University in Lutherstadt Wittenberg from August 7.–11., 2017, aims at a profound understanding and a new description of the impacts of the Reformation.

Three panels depict the impacts of the Reformation, starting with transformations between the Reformation and cultural contexts, followed by the global spread of protestant beliefs in new cultural contexts, and the cultural fields of the present reception of the Reformation. The indirect impacts of the Reformation in the arts and media, in politics and law, in forms of knowledge and of life, and last but not least in religion itself deserve special attention.

Each morning, two keynote lectures will be presented followed by discussions. The sections in the afternoon examine questions about the cultural and religious history of Christianity since the 16th century. The results will be published in Leucorea-Studies.

The Call for papers was extended until 1st of December 2016.

 

Call for Papers extended until 1st of December 2016

The international congress Cultural Impacts of Reformation at the old LEUCOREA University in Lutherstadt Wittenberg from August 7.–11., 2017 aims at a profound understanding and a new description of the impacts of Reformation. The congress therefore recalls the cultural turn’s methodological and theoretical impulses.

Three panels depict the Reformations impacts starting with transformations between Reformation and cultural contexts, following the global spread of protestant beliefs in new cultural contexts, and the cultural fields of Reformations present receptions. The panels emphasise impacts within a course of transformations on various cultural fields, having a formative and normative strength for cultural identities, which is to be detected in a high variety of disciplinary perspectives.

For ‚postreformation’ history of christianity until present times a broader view on Reformations impacts seems adequate. Later references to reformation, e.g. in the era of Pietism/Puritanism and enlightenment, may be figured out as impacts, but are as well critical receptions of what may be and may be not intentions of the Reformations era. Adaptations of that kind are in many forms normative for protestant and cultural identities. Being a term of common sense the concept of an impact also seems to be in need of revision both methodologically and theoretically. The global extension of ‚postreformation’ denominations and the building of modern Protestantism also have to be described as phenomena of discontinuity and even rupture. This task can be accepted by researching cultural texts and contexts of ‚postreformation’ christianity (and worldwide beliefs) in arts and media, in politics and law, in forms of knowledge and of life, and last but not least in expressions and representations of religion itself. Only in this broader view impacts of Reformation can be identified in a pluralistic and individualistic culture.

Each day of the conference is divided into two parts: each morning, two keynote lectures will be presented followed by discussions. The sections in the afternoon examine questions about the cultural and religious history of Christianity since the 16th century. The individual sections are linked to the panels in order to give focus to the conference and its documentation.

Researchers are invited to send an abstract in English or German (max. 3.000 characters, space characters included) to kongress@leucorea.uni-halle.de before December 1st, 2016. The abstract should outline the researchers academic discourse with an innovative perspective and within an interdisciplinary context. The abstract is to be related to a congress section. A contribution to a section lasts 20 min.

Please submit the abstract before December 1st, 2016 to kongress@leucorea.uni-halle.de.

Congress fee

Guest          100 €

Guest, reduced rate

(Graduates, Post-docs, retirees, pensioners)

          50 €
Guest, Student             0 €
Guest, day ticket           30 €
Guest, day ticket, reduces rate            15 €
Speaker /Section leader             0 €

The congress fee includes the plenary sessions, sections, receptions and barbecue.

Framework program 

Concert of the collegium musicum                         10 € (reduced rate 5 €)

Receptions and Barbecue                                           0 €

We kindly ask you to give us a binding registration.

Weekend trip to Eisenach/Erfurt/Eisleben

One person in a double room                 180 €

One person in a single room                   200 €

Registration and fees

The congress is hosted by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in thematic cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the University of Leipzig and the LEUCOREA Foundation. The congress is taking place at the LEUCOREA Foundation. Address: Stiftung LEUCOREA, Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, kongress@leucorea.uni-halle.de

The registration for the congress can be made either online or by posting or faxing a printout of the pdf-registration-form. Upon payment of the congress fee (100,- €; discounts see below) you will receive a congress card.

  • Speakers and leaders of the sections are exempted from the congress fee.
  • The registration as a speaker will only be possible from 1st of February 2017.
  • Until 31st of January 2017 only mere participants (no presentation pp.) can register to the congress.
  • Continuation tickets (100,- €; discounts see below) an day tickets (30,- €, reduced 15,- €) can be booked.
  • Online registration is possible until 30 June 2017. From 1 July 2017 registration fees must be paid in cash at the congress office.

A reduction of 50% of the congress fee can receive:

  • Graduates resp. Doctoral students, Post-Docs, retirees, pensioners. Please present an enrolment certificate at congress office.
  • The form of your proof depends on your academic status. In case of doubt the congress bureau gives information (kongress@leucorea.uni-halle.de).

A reduction of 100% of the congress fee can receive:

  • Students presenting the actual and valid enrolment certificate for summer semester 2017.
  • Changes and cancellations can only be made by post or e-mail for a fee of 20,00 €. Full reimbursement is only possible until 30 June 2017.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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