About

The Reformation Research Consortium (REFORC) is a unique and international association of universities, research institutions, companies, societies and individuals focusing on Early Modern Christianity (ca. 1400-ca. 1700).

Our Purpose and Mission
Our Purpose and Mission

REFORC strengthens interdisciplinary research on Early Modern Christianity.

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Early Modern Christianity
Early Modern Christianity

REFORC has Early Modern Christianity as its field of inquiry.

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Governance
Governance

REFORC is legally a department of Refo500 Foundation, seated in the Netherlands with ANBI Status (Charitable Incorporated Organisation).

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Membership Association
Membership Association

REFORC is an association whose members are individuals and academic institutions with a special interest in Early Modern Christianity.

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Refo500 Foundation

Refo500 Foundation, founded in 2009, is a Dutch general foundation which does not identify itself with any particular viewpoint, church or religion. The Foundation maintains and facilitates the international association REFORC, focusing on Early Modern Christianity.

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Board

Gianmarco Braghi
Gianmarco Braghi

Junior Assistant Professor in History of Christianity and Churches at the University of Palermo. He is a member of FSCIRE, where he acts as Vice-Coordinator of the “Giuseppe Alberigo” European School for Advanced Religious Studies.

Anne Eusterschulte
Anne Eusterschulte

Professor of History of Philosophy of the Institute for Philosophy at the Free University Berlin.

Volker Leppin
Volker Leppin

Church Historian and Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale University.

Alberto Melloni
Alberto Melloni

Church Historian and Director of the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII for Religious Studies in Bologna.

Zsombor Tóth
Zsombor Tóth

Literary Historian. Senior Research Fellow HAS, RCH, Institute for Literary Studies. Central and Southeastern Europe Coordinator for Refo500.

Tarald Rasmussen
Tarald Rasmussen

Professor of Church History of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo.

Herman Selderhuis
Herman Selderhuis

Professor of Church History and Church Polity at the Theological University Apeldoorn, director of Refo500, president of the Board of REFORC.

Violet Soen
Violet Soen

Professor of Early Modern Religious History at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Faculty of Arts). Co-Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Early Modern Christianity and member of the Editorial Board of the Refo500 Academic Series.

Anna Vind
Anna Vind

Associate Professor of Church History at the Section of Church History, University of Copenhagen. Also Secretary of the Board of REFORC.

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