The POLY research group — Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities (circa 700–1800 CE) — is hosting an online lecture series between April 2021 and June 2021.
The purpose of the the Frankfurt Lectures on Pathways through Early Modern Christianities is to facilitate the discussion of “the fascinating nature of early modern religious life,” with particular attention to the the analytical keys that structure this field.
A program appears below. More information can be found on the POLY website. The research group is housed at Goethe University Frankfurt and funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
Online Lectures and Discussions Spring and Summer Term 2021
Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm CET (unless stated otherwise)
Frankfurt Lectures on Pathways through Early Modern Christianities
Between April and June 2021, the Frankfurt Lectures on Pathways through Early Modern Christianities will virtually bring together a global community of scholars and students to discuss the fascinating nature of early modern religious life. This year’s lectures will focus on the analytical keys that structure this field: from tolerance to generations, uniformity to publicity. 10 pathbreaking scholars will reflect on a single concept that they have developed, fine-tuned, or embraced in their scholarship. Together, these lectures will help us reflect on how much we have now learned about early modern Christianities in their interconnected global context—and what exciting new travels could lie ahead.
20 April — Eugenio Menegon (Boston) on Local Religion in China
27 April — Birgit Emich (Frankfurt) on Uniformity and the Early Modern Papacy
4 May — Christian Windler (Bern) on Polycentricity in Global Catholicism
11 May — Simon Ditchfield (York) on Appropriation in Tridentine Catholicism
18 May — Jean-Pascal Gay (Louvain) on Publicity in French Catholicism
1 June — John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford) on Connected Histories in Eastern Christianities
8 June — Judith Pollman (Leiden) on Identity in the two Netherlands after the Revolt
15 June — Stuart Schwartz (Yale) on Tolerance in the Iberian Atlantic
22 June — Ines Županov (Paris) on Accommodation in Indian Christianities [this talk will be given at 10 am CET/14.30 IST]
29 June — Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) on Generation on the British Isles
Please register at pluralchristianities @ em.uni-frankfurt.de to receive an invitation for the Zoom-Meeting.