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Remembering the Reformation Conference


  • University of Cambridge Murray Edwards College Cambridge, CB3 0DF UK (map)

I will be part of the plenary panel of speakers at this conference celebrating the legacy of the Protestant Reformation. 

This three-day conference aims to explore the links between Reformation, remembering and forgetting across late medieval and early modern Europe. We are eager to break out of the restricting paradigms of nationalist historiography and literary studies and to explore the memory of different varieties of Protestant, Catholic and radical Reformation comparatively and alongside each other. We also seek to stimulate discussion of how the memory cultures associated with magisterial and state-led Reformations, and those that resulted in the formation and consolidation of institutional churches, compare with those that were contested, thwarted, and reversed.

The confirmed plenary speakers are: 

  • John Arnold (University of Cambridge)
  • Philip Benedict (Institut d'Histoire de la Reformation, Geneva)
  • Simon Ditchfield (University of York)
  • Dagmar Freist (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
  • Kat Hill (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Geert Janssen (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Isabel Karremann (Universität Würzburg)
  • Julia Lupton (University of California, Irvine)
  • Natalia Nowakowska (University of Oxford)
  • Katrina Olds (University of San Francisco)
  • Judith Pollmann (Universiteit Leiden)
  • Alison Shell (University College London)
  • James Simpson (Harvard University)