CfP: Reformation Studies Colloquium 2021 – deadline 18 June

Date / time: 8 September - 10 September, All day

CfP: Reformation Studies Colloquium 2021 - deadline 18 June



Reformation Studies Colloquium 2021 *Call for Papers*

The Colloquium will be held online (see below for details).

The organisers of the 2021 Reformation Studies Colloquium 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(s), broadly conceived. We welcome papers on any and all confessions and denominations; papers on local, regional, national or global contexts; papers which examine the Reformation at any point along its long and complex history; and papers which touch upon any theme as it relates to the process or experience of reformation. Interdisciplinary papers, incorporating insights from disciplines including (but not limited to) Literary Studies, Art History, Musicology, Material Culture Studies, and Archaeology, are also very welcome.

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)

Please send a short abstract of no more than 200 words, and a brief biography of no more than 100 words, to by Friday 18 June 2021. Proposals for themed three-paper panels, roundtables, or other formats are welcome.

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.

Please do circulate these details to any contacts or distribution lists you think might be interested in the conference. Details of how to register will be circulated after the call for papers has closed.

For more information and further updates, please see the conference webpage at

The conference image is a crop taken from a page of the 1608 Thomas Trevelyon Miscellany, reproduced by the Folger Shakespeare Library and made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License.