Newsletter n. 6 – November 2014




To all researchers interested in the history of Early Modern European Religious Dissents and Radicalism, dear members of EMoDiR, You will find the following sections in the newsletter

1. Information about the research group, new members etc.

2. Recent activities, recent publications

3. Upcoming events, CFPs, conference announcements etc.




1. The Research Group

1.1. Institutional partners of the network are 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) and Lerma – Laboratoire d'Études et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone, Aix-Marseille University

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

Elisabetta Lurgo

Theodor Dunkelgrün

Ovidiu Olar

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 (http://www.emodir.net/members/how-to-join-us).


2. Recent Scientific Activities

2.1. Conference participation

16-19 October 2014 – New Orleans, EMoDiR-Panel at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference: Sex, Food, Religious Identity: Defining Social Boundaries in Early Modern Europe with the participation of Bernard Cooperman, Federico Barbierato, Tamar Herzig, Philip Soergel. http://www.scscdocuments.org/files/SCSC2014ProgramFinal.pdf

2.2. Publications

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

15 November 2014 – final deadline 15 April 2015, Translating Christianity: Word, Image, Sound & Object in the Circulation of the Sacred from the Birth of Christ until the present day (Ecclesiastical History Society 28-30 July 2015, Humanities Research Centre, University of York and 16 January 2016, Dr Williams's Library, London, tbc).

21 November 2014 – Medizin und Religion 1750–1850. Jahrestagung 2015 des Vereins für Sozialgeschichte der Medizin – Geschichte(n) von Gesundheit und Krankheit Verein für Sozialgeschichte der Medizin in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europ. Ethnologie Universität Innsbruck, der Stadtarchäologie Hall in Tirol und dem Landeskrankenhaus Hall in Tirol Hall in Tirol, 11.06.2015 – 13.06.2015.

15 December 2014 – extended (!) submission deadline for XXI. World Congress of International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) in Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015

31 December 2014 – submission deadline for paper, session, and roundtable proposals for The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 15-17, 2015 – Saint Louis University)

31 December 2014 – submission deadline for paper, session proposals for III Simposio Internacional de Estudios Inquisitoriales: nuevas fronteras (Alcalá de Henares 10 to June 12, 2015 Faculty of Law – University of Alcalá – Spain).  This Conference proposes to undertake a new path in the interpretation of the inquisitorial phenomenon. The intention is to expand the geographical areas of research on the history of the Inquisition; draw new boundaries and set the guidelines for the dialogue between the centers and the periphery and, at the same time, between the periphery and the centers that developed and created inquisitorial discourse. The challenge is to develop a comprehensive analysis of an institution that greatly influenced daily life in those societies where it was implanted, but which was also affected by many elements of the realities within which it was established, thanks to multiple negotiations, either in peninsular spaces or in non-European regions. 15 February 2015 submission deadline for Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800): Historical Perspectives on Current Debates June 22nd & June 23rd, 2015, Institute for Culture and Society – Religion & Civil Society Project, Universidad de Navarra – Pamplona (Spain), Convenors: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3.2. Upcoming events

13-15 November 2014 – Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa (BKGE); Abteilung Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Konferenz: Grenzen der Pluralisierung? Zur Konflikthaftigkeit religiöser Identitätsbildung und Erinnerungskultur in Europa seit der Frühen Neuzeit

20-21 Novembre 2014 – La Sapienza Università di Roma. Le ultime storie dell’Inquisizione. Seminario organizzato da Marina Caffiero e Andrea Del Col La Sapienza Università di Roma, 20-21 novembre 2014, Aula Organi Collegiali – Rettorato Con la presenza di Marina Caffiero, Andrea Del Col, Grado Giovanni Merlo, Massimo Firpo, Vincenzo Lavenia, Susana Bastos Mateus, Roberto López Vela, Andrea Cicerchia, Guido Dall’Olio, Marina Benedetti, Christopher Black, Giuseppe Marcocci, José Pedro Paiva, Germano Maifreda, Herman Schwedt.

26-29 November 2014 – Menaggio, Atelier trilatéral «Villa Vigoni»: Les dissidences religieuses en Europe à l’époque moderne : des constructions en mouvement (liens, langages, objets) coordonné par Adelisa Malena, Sophie Houdard et Xenia von Tippelskirch

11-13 December 2014 – Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sagas, convegno nazionale organizzato da Lucia Felici: Nuove prospettive degli studi italiani sulla riforma protestante e i movimenti ereticali nell’età moderna

13 March 2015 – L’Institut d’histoire de la Réformation, Genève. Journée d’étude organisée dans le cadre de la convention IHR-EMoDiR. Les frontieres de la dissidence. Énonciations et pratiques du dissentiment religieux à l’époque confessionnelle : études de cas et parcours de recherche. Organisateurs: Nicolas Fornerod, Maria-Cristina Pitassi, Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci

26–28 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, Federico Barbierato, Silvia Berti, Manuela Bragagnolo, Peter Burschel, Christiana Facchini, Massimo Firpo, 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.


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

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