Newsletter n. 10 – April 2015

EMoDiR Newsletter # 10             April 2015


Dear members of EMoDiR,

You will find the following sections in the newsletter

1. Information about the research group etc.

2. Recent activities, recent publications

3. Upcoming events, CFPs, conference announcements etc.


1.The Research Group

1.1. Institutional partners of the network

EHESS, Paris; CRH, Centre de Recherches Historiques

Ruhruniversität Bochum, Historisches Institut

Università di Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Università di Verona, Dipartimento Tempo, Spazio, Immagine e Società – TeSIS

University of Maryland, College Park, Department of History

University of Geneve – Institute d’Histoire de la Réformation (IHR)

Lerma – Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone, Aix-Marseille University


We are happy to announce that The Morris E. Curiel Institute for European Studies of Tel Aviv University joined as a new partner.


1.2. New individual members

It is with great pleasure that we greet three new individual members who joined the group during the last month: 

Filippo FalconeFrancesca Mattei and Giovanni Tarantino.

Individual researchers can join EMoDiR at the invitation of the scientific advisory board, or can apply by themselves to the scientific advisory board by submitting a curriculum vitae and a list of selected publications to Federico Barbierato, Adelisa Malena or Xenia von Tippelskirch.



2.Recent scientific activities

2.1. Conference participation


26th–28th March 2015, Berlin

The Sixty-First Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America: 

5 EMoDiR-Panels (organized by Stefano Villani) on Early Modern Religious Dissent and Radicalism have been accepted. Check the programme for further details: http://www.rsa.org/?page=2015Berlin

With the participation of Alessandro Arcangeli, Manuela Bragagnolo, Peter Burschel, Monika Frohnapfel, Umberto Grassi, Tamar Herzig, Ariel Hessayon, Sünne Juterczenka, Simone Maghenzani, Adelisa Malena, Justin Meggitt, Francesco Ronco, Moshe Sluhovsky, Giovanni Tarantino, Xenia von Tippelskirch, Anne-Charlott Trepp, Stefano Villani.


9th April 2015, Trento

Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italian-German Historical Institute, Demonic Possessions, Witchcraft and Emotions in Early Modern Italy and Holy Roman Empire (16th – 19th Century) with the participation of Charles Zika, Laura Kounine, Federico Barbierato, Fernanda Alfieri. 




17th April 2015, CUNY, New York

Early Modern Heterodoxies: a Roundtable. The Italian Doctoral Specialization of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Speakers are Federico Barbierato (Università degli Studi di Verona), Dr. Sarah Covington (Queens College and The Graduate Center), Nigel Smith (Princeton University), Stefano Villani (University of Maryland, College Park). Organizers: Fabio Battista, Erika Mazzer.



2.2. Publications

Pascale Mounier et de Colette Nativel (dir.), Copier et contrefaire à la Renaissance. Faux et usage de faux, colloque d‘octobre 2009, Paris, Honoré Champion 2014.


Beatrice Pasciuta, Il diavolo in Paradiso. Diritto, teologia e letteratura nel Processus Satane (sec. XIV), Roma, Viella 2015. http://www.viella.it/libro/930

Libertinage et philosophie au XVIIe siècle, 13, Dossier „L‘équivoque blasphématoire“, Publications de l‘Université de Saint-Etienne 2013.


Guillaume Peureux, La Muse satyrique (1600–1622), Genève, Droz, 2015. 


Marion Brétéché, Les compagnons de Mercure. Journalisme et politique dans l‘Europe de Louis XIV, Seyssel, Champ Vallon, Collection Époques, avril 2015. 


Genève, refuge et migrations (XVIe–XVIIe siècles), Revue de l’histoire des religions, 232, 1/2015.

Natalie Zemon Davis, Geneva, Refuge and Migrations (16th–17th Centuries). Foreword

Nicolas Fornerod, Le refuge des gens d’Église catholiques à Genève (1600–1620) – The Catholic Clergymen’s Refuge in Geneva 16001620 

Monica Martinat, Genevois à Lyon, Lyonnais à Genève : itinéraires de migrants et de convertis (xviie siècle) – Between Geneva and Lyon: The itineraries of migrants and converts (17th century) 

Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci, Refuge et migrations à Genève au miroir de polémistes, missionnaires et voyageurs (xvie–xviie siècles) – Refuge and Migrations in Geneva in the Mirror of Polemicists, Missionaries and Travellers (16th–17th Centuries) 

The first issue of the Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism (JHRP) has been launched. JHRP is a blind-reviewed online journal for the history of Reformed Pietism in Early Modern times. JHRP aims to offer a platform for researching Reformed Pietism from an international and interconfessional perspective: http://jhrp.godgeleerdheid.vu.nl

Please send notice of any relevant publication you would like to see notified in the next newsletter to the following email-address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3.Upcoming scientific activities

3.1. CFPs 


31st May 2015 

submission deadline for Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation. 

The 8th Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society. Aix-en-Provence (France). 6th–9th July, 2016. Plenary speakers: Alec Ryrie (Durham), Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes), Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge), Helen Wilcox (Bangor). The conference will concentrate on the expression and representation of Protestant Dissent, Nonconformity and Puritanism (1500–1800), with an emphasis on the relationship between written and oral cultures. Topics might include: preaching, singing and praying; public and private devotion; conferences and disputations; epistolary conversation; religion and politics; rumour and defamation; reading and publishing Dissent; the representation of emotions… Please send proposals (300 words and a one-page CV) for 30-minute papers or panels of three papers to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Word documents only, no pdf). Bursaries are available for doctoral students and young researchers. To apply, explain your need for support, your likely travel costs, and include a reference letter (from e.g. a supervisor). Deadline : 31st May, 2015. All answers by August 2015.

Further information: http://johnbunyansociety.org


1st June, 2015

Submission deadline for

Theologische Kontroversen und ihre sozialen und politischen Bedingungen in Europa im 16./17. Jahrhundert, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek (Emden), 05 – 07. October, 2016. 



1st June, 2015 

Submission deadline for 

Articles for a new, interdisciplinary online journal: Persecution, Tolerance, and Coexistence supported by the Coornhert Foundation, published by Amsterdam University Press.

Persecution, Tolerance, and Coexistence publishes peer-reviewed articles in English exploring the historical background of ideological, religious, ethnic, racial and sexual persecution and the ways the social-political problems, typical of pluralistic societies, were met by a recurrent concern for tolerance and coexistence in late medieval and early modern Europe. It is an open-access, online journal that will appear semi-annually and will publish articles on: religious violence and persecutions; the defense and motivation of tolerance and intolerance, and the reality and problems of religious coexistence in Early Modern Europe and her colonial extensions. This journal wants to offer a forum for exciting new research. It will publish some six articles per issue; the journal will also have a review section for selected books. We welcome submissions of articles (c. 9000 words, including notes and references) which will be (blind) peer-reviewed. If you want your article to be considered for inclusion in the first volume (two issues), please submit it no later than by June 1, 2015. 

Please send articles (and books for review) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


15th June, 2015 

Submission deadline for

CRPA Conference, Paris 28th–29th January, 2016: Strangers and Pilgrims, Displacements and spatial transformations of religion in the English-speaking world.


20th October, 2015 

Submission deadline for

Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science. Conference on 21st–23rd March, 2016, University of Groningen, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies



31st October, 2015 

Submission deadline for 

51. Deutscher Historikertag “Glaubensfragen”, 20th–23th September, 2016 Universität Hamburg




3.2. Upcoming events

27–29th April, 2015

Mt. Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

International conference on Early Modern Ethnic and Religious Communities in Exile. For more information please see the conference flyer PDF.


3rd May, 2015

Tel Aviv University

Symposium on Exile and Identity in Reformation Europe. 


26th–27th May, 2015

Padua, Italy

Tracing the Path of Tolerance. Il cammino della tolleranza. Storia e critica di un concetto politico dall’epoca moderna al dibattito contemporaneo. 


4th June, 2015
Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History

Annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium 2014, Huguenots, the Church and Society in the Eighteenth Century, Peter Forsaith: The Methodist debt to the Huguenots; Ric Berman: ‘Charles Delafaye: a Huguenot civil servant at the heart of government’; Lionel Laborie: ‘Huguenots and Early Methodism at the Fetter Lane Society’, Andrew Spicer: ‚Degrees of Conformity: French congregations and the Church of England c. 1662–1723’, Round Table – There is no charge for this event, but please confirm attendance by 1st June to Emma Curran, Administrator of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


22nd–23rd June, 2015
Pamplona, Spain

Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment, 1650–1800. 



EMoDiR (Early Modern religious Dissents and Radicalism) is an international research network devoted to understanding religious dissent in Europe.  It is committed to gathering together a variety of research projects on early modern religious culture which, given its multifaceted nature, is conceived as a dynamic system. Based on a detailed investigation that transcends traditional historiographical boundaries (notably national and/or confessional), we wish to examine the discursive constructions and the socio-cultural practices of religious dissent.  The declared aims of EMoDiR are the promotion of national and international research projects; organising seminars, meetings, conferences and workshops; publication of its own activities; supporting interdisciplinary and international collaboration; disseminating research carried out by the group; establishing research networks and scientific exchanges.

We send a monthly newsletter with information on research activities, conference participation, workshops, recent publications on the subject of early modern religious dissents and radicalism. Even if we privilege activities organised by the members of the network themselves we also try to include other relevant notices. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there are any activities you organise or you come to know about that you wish to circulate among the members of EMoDiR and others who might be interested. 

For further information: www.emodir.net


Postal address: 
Research Group in Early Modern Religious Dissents & Radicalism (EMoDiR)
c/o Federico Barbierato, Dipartimento Tempo, Spazio, 
Immagine e Società (TeSIS)
Università di Verona

Via San Francesco, 22

I-37129 Verona
Fax. 00390458028141



Xenia von Tippelskirch

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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