REFORC Book Award 2022, Call for Submissions

01 November 2021

We are accepting submissions for the REFORC Book Award 2022. Submissions are welcome by March 1, 2022.


  • The content of the book is related to Early Modern Christianity (1400-1700).
  • Publications are written in English, French or German.
  • Books should be written by a single author and should be published in the calendar year preceding the award year.

Criteria for Selection

  • Originality of topic and research.
  • Methodological and literary quality.
  • Presentation of new insights.
  • Academic and social relevance.


Publishers or authors are invited to send three hard copies of the book to the President of the Board of REFORC: Prof. Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis, c/o Theological University of Apeldoorn, Wilhelminapark 4, 7316 BT Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, before March 1, 2022.


The Board of REFORC decides on the prize-winning book. The decision is based on the evaluation of a committee of three REFORC board members and is final.

Prize REFORC Book Award 2022

The author of the selected book will receive € 1000 and a certificate.

Winner Announcement REFORC Book Award 2022

At the Eleventh Annual REFORC Conference, May 4-6, 2022, in Berlin.

Previous Winners

2021: Els Agten, The Catholic Church and the Dutch Bible. From the Council of Trent to the Jansenist Controversy (1564–1733)
2020: Paolo Astorri, Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520-1720)
2019: Liesbeth Corens, Confessional Mobility and English Catholics in Counter-Reformation Europe
2018: Chiara Bertoglio, Reforming Music. Music and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century