Short Paper Panels

Here you will find an overview of the short paper panels. Subject to changes.

Last update: April 18, 2023

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May 11, 2023


15:30-17:00 h Short Paper Panels 1


Room 1A (Willem Van Croy)

Economic Activities, Moral Obligations and Care for the Poor

Chair: Wim Decock, UCLouvain

  • Giulia Gioel, LUMSA University: “I have neither gold nor silver”: Rethinking and Looking at Today’s Economy in the Light of the Franciscan Poverty of the Fifteenth Century
  • Lidia Lanza, Centre Philosophy University of Lisbon: Responsibility Towards the Poor: Molina and Lessius on Almsgiving
  • Wout Vandermeulen, KU Leuven | UCLouvain: Privileges and the ius commune: Practically Oriented Morality?


Room 1B (St. Barbara)

People of Americas: Birth, Representations, and Images in the Modern Catholic World (Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)

Chair: Eleonora Rai, University of Turin | KU Leuven

Discussant: Franco Motta, University of Turin

  • Federico Bonansea, University of Turin: Images of African Slaves in Seventeenth-Century Latin America: Jesuit Perspectives
  • Michela Catto, University of Turin: From West to South. The Vocation of a Hero in the Wealthy America: The Pilgrimage of Bartolomé Lorenzo by José de Acosta
  • Alessandro Maurini, University of Turin: Biblical Interpretation and Racial Discourse in Nineteenth-Century United States


Room 1C (Anna De Paepe)

Internationalizing Lutheranism: Case Studies from the Dutch Republic and the Danish Lands

Chair: Nina Javette Koefoed, Aarhus University

  • Sivert Angel, University of Oslo: Why did Frederik IV Establish the Mission to His Colony in India in 1705? On the Dynamics of the Kingdom of God and the Danish Empire Around the Turn of the Eighteenth Century
  • Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen|Utrecht: German Lutheran Influences on the Development of Dutch Lutheranism: a Spatial Perspective
  • Mattias Sommer Bostrup, Aarhus University: Flexible Lutheranism, Stable Religion? Using Nordstrand as Political Leverage in Danish-controlled Lands in the Early Eighteenth Century


Room 1D (Florquin)

Christianity and Political Institutions

Chair: Anna Vind, University of Copenhagen

  • Walker Haskins, University of Amsterdam, and David Mendoza, Westminster Theological Seminary: Constitutionalism and the Image of God: The Political Theology Underlying Goślicki’s The Accomplished Senator
  • Theo Basoski, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: Divine Justification and Political Discipline. Special Days of Prayer during the Seventeenth Century in the City of Groningen 
  • Bo Holm, LUMEN | Aarhus University: Social Imaginaries of Kingship in the Nordic Household State – Danish and Swedish Variations 


May 11, 2023


17:15-18:15 h Short Paper Panels 2


Room 2A (Willem Van Croy)

Economy and Christian Spirituality

Chair: Wim Decock (UCLouvain)

  • Gregory Haake, University of Notre Dame: Debt and Marriage: Rabelais’s Economy of Grace in the Tiers Livre (1546) 
  • Steff Nellis, Ghent University: Picart, Bernard, and the Economization of Spiritual Life in the Early Eighteenth Century


Room 2B (St. Barbara)

People of Asia. Encounters and  Confrontations

Chair: Violet Soen, KU Leuven

  • Stefan Halikowski-Smith, Swansea University: Using Lexicographical Collection and Vector Positioning to Gauge Early Modern Christian Missionary Opinions of the Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie (VOC) 
  • Freerk Heule, Leiden University Library: With Levinas and Huang Shen: ‘How to read the Chinese Face’ 


Room 2C (Anna De Paepe)

Repression and Coexistence in Early Modern Christianity

Chair: Yelena Matusevich, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Olivia Garro, Coventry University (Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities): A New Perspective on the Roman Inquisition’s Treatment of Witchcraft: the Complex Relationship between the Compendium Maleficarum, Natural Philosophy, and Early Modern Science 
  • Sukhwan Kang, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte and Genji Yasuhira, Kyoto University: “The New Geneva” in France and “The Popish Impudence” in the Netherlands: A Comparative Study on Religious Coexistence in Seventeenth-Century Nîmes and Utrecht 


Room 2D (Florquin)

The Reformations in Hungary

Chair: Antonio Gerace, Fscire | KU Leuven

  • Szilvia MusasiziNational Identity and the Idea of Homeland in Hungary in the Early Modern Era 
  • Zsombor Tóth, Centre for Reformation Studies, Budapest: “Car vous êtes sauvés par la grâce”: Pierre Du Bosc’s (1623‒1692) Hungarian Readership in the Context of Long Reformation (a Case Study) 


May 12, 2023


10:00-11:30 h Short Paper Panels 3


Room 3A (Willem Van Croy)

Christianity, Usury and Profit Economics

Chair: Wim Decock, UCLouvain

  • Paweł Dziwiński, Jagiellonian University, Cracow: Protestant Perspective on the Prohibition of Usury – the Contribution of Differentiae
  • Carl Springer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga: Greed is not good.” Martin Luther and Profit Economics 
  • Andreas Beck, Evangelische Theologische Universiteit, Leuven: Gisbertus Voetius on Usury and Lending Money to the Poor 


Room 3B (St. Barbara)

Episcopate and Episcopacy in the Long Sixteenth Century

Chair: Eleonora Rai, University of Turin | KU Leuven

  • Ana Roda Sánchez, KU Leuven: A Political or Pastoral Enterprise? The Implementation of Church Reform in Castile by the Archbishops of Toledo Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña and Pedro González de Mendoza (1446–1495)
  • Gianmarco Braghi, University of Palermo | FSCIRE: One Office, Multiple Meanings: Ambiguities, Polemics, and Debates over the Episcopacy in Sixteenth-Century Reformed Circles 
  • Fabrizio D’Avenia, Università degli Studi di Palermo: Bishops on the Move between Spain and Sicily: The Case of Prelates of Converso Origin


Room 3C (Anna De Paepe)

Reformation Theology and its Medieval Past

Chair: Seraina Berger, Institute of Reformation History Geneva

  • Arthur Huiban, University of Geneva: Melanchthon on Original Sin: imputatio injustitiae
  • Zachary Seals, University of Geneva: The Two Powers and the Extent of the Atonement in Reformed Orthodoxy 
  • Ueli Zahnd, Institute of Reformation History, University of Geneva, Switzerland: Bullinger’s View and Use of Medieval Theology


Room 3D (Florquin)

The Dutch Reformation

Chair: Karla Boersma, REFORC

  • Sam Zwemer, Protestantse Theologische Universiteit Amsterdam: A Missing Link. The Extension of the Liturgical Form for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper in one Edition of the Dutch Psalter of Dathenus in 1568
  • Wim Moehn, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam: Guy de Brès as Faithful Reader of Pierre Viret’s Books 
  • Gerard Bosker, Theological University Apeldoorn: Willem Teellinck (1579-1629) About Death and Dying 


11:45-13:15 h Short Paper Panels 4


Room 4A (Willem Van Croy)

Perspectives from the Swiss Reformation

Chair: Bo Holm, Aarhus University

  • Jan Andrea Bernhard, Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Universität Zürich: Gelingen oder Scheitern des sozialen Engagements der Schweizer Reformation (Zürich, Chur, Genf)
  • Urs Leu, Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Universität Zürich: Die Reformation als Katalysator für die Entstehung empirischer Medizin und Pharmazie in Zürich 
  • Sharon van Dijk, University of Birmingham: A Correspondence in Print? The 1536 Edition of the Letters of Zwingli and Oecolampadius 


Room 4B (St. Barbara)

Conversions in Early Modern Germany

Chair: Violet Soen, KU Leuven

  • Benedikt Brunner, IEG Mainz |Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt: “Der verkehrte und doch widerbekehrte Thomas”. Philosemitism and Jewish Conversions in Nuremberg around 1700 
  • Martin Christ, Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt: The Early Modern Revocation Sermon: Creation and Development of a Lutheran Genre 
  • Richard Kirwan, University of Limerick: Social Danger and the Perils of Conversion in Early Modern Germany 


Room 4C (Anna De Paepe)

The Bible in the Early Modern Era

Chair: Wim François, KU Leuven

  • Tomasz Mantyk, KU Leuven: “Pluris siquidem interpretanti esse sententiarum fructus debent quam verborum folia” – Theology and Philology in Biblical Translation According to F. Titelmans on the Example of the Book of Job
  • Byunghoon Kang, Theologische Universiteit Kampen: Guy de Brès’ Use of the Epistle of the Hebrews 
  • Timothy Twining, KU Leuven: Richard Simon and Vernacular Biblical Translation in Early Modern France 


Room 4D (Florquin)

The Economy of Salvation

Chair: Andreas Beck, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven

  • Antonio Gerace, Fscire | KU Leuven: The Council of Trent and the Creed 
  • Jarrik Van Der Biest, KU Leuven: Cardinal Virtues in the Classroom: Michael Baius and the Reception of Classical Virtue Ethics in the Sixteenth-Century Debate on Human Nature 
  • Pieter Rouwendal, Theological University of Apeldoorn: “Incapable of Doing Any Good”. Background, Content and Reception of Heidelberg Catechism Question & Answer 8


May 12, 2023


17:20 – 18:50 h Short Paper Panels 5


Room 5A (Willem Van Croy)

Art History 1

Chair: Aleksandra Lipińska, University of Cologne

  • Bonnie Noble, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: My Melancholy (Church) Father 
  • Eva Janssens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte: The Church Upside Down as Depicted in a Protestant Illustrated Broadsheet by Robert De Baudous and Paulus De Kempenaer 
  • Marcin Wislocki, University of Wroclaw: I Will be Crucified. Remarks on the Passion Devotion in Emblem Books by Lutheran Pastors 


Room 5B (St. Barbara)

Sixteenth Century Exegesis of Paul

Chairs: Ueli Zahnd, Institute of Reformation History, University of Geneva)

  • Matteo Colombo, Université de Genève: Erasmus’ Encouragement Concerning Pauline Exegesis 
  • Benjamin Manig, University of Zurich: To Be Born Again. Shifts in the Concept of ‘Rebirth’ in Biblical Exegesis in the Sixteenth Century in Commentaries on Romans
  • Noemi Schürmann, University of Zurich: Is the Body More than a Prison? – Calvin’s Image of the Body in Comparison 


Room 5C (Anna De Paepe)

The Reformations in Poland and their Impact in Europe

Chair: Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen|Utrecht

  • Austra Reinis, Missouri State University: Love, Childbirth, Adultery, War, and Religion: Letters from Women of the von Münsterberg House in Silesia to Margarethe of Anhalt (1473-1530) in Dessau 
  • Tadeusz Rubik, University of Warsaw, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”: The New Testament of the Polish Jesuits and the Roman’s Vulgate (1590–1599)
  • Przemysław A. Lewicki, Fundacja Instytut Tolle Lege: ‘Anti-Socinus’: Trinitarian Polemics of Jan Makowski (1588–1644) and Mikołaj Arnold (1618–1680), Polish Reformed Theologians at Frisian Franeker 


Room 5D (Florquin)

Early Modern Confessions and Network Studies

Chair: Herman Selderhuis, Theological University of Apeldoorn

  • Theo Brok, Vrije Universiteit | Doopsgezind Seminarium, Amsterdam: Anabaptist Networks in the Low Countries: The Antwerp Case from 1530 to the 1550s 
  • Aneke Dornbusch, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Bonn: The Connections of the Dissident Ludwig Hätzer: A Historical Social Network Analysis
  • Bernward Schmidt, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Cochlaeus as a Stroke of Luck? Social Predispositions of Catholic Controversial Theology (1517-1539) 


May 13, 2023


09:00-10:00 h Short Paper Panels 6


Room 6A (Willem Van Croy)

Studies on Luther and Lutheranism

Chair: Andreas Beck, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven

  • Jonas Kjøller-Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen: Genre, Form, and Meditation in the Sermons of Jesper Rasmussen Brochmand
  • Jakub Koryl, Jagiellonian University: Which one of the Aristotle(s) did not Reek at all? Martin Luther at Heidelberg and Humanist Aristotelianism 


Room 6B (St. Barbara)

Early Modern England

Chair: Timothy Twining, KU Leuven

  • Gui Nabais Freitas, Trinity College, University of Cambridge: Sacramental Poetry and Seventeenth-Century English Anti-Calvinism: Peter Heylyn’s Poetry Notebook 
  • Yelena Matusevich, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Henry Hammond (16051660) and Jean Gerson (13631429): an Unknown Seventeenth Century English Connection


Room 6C (Anna De Paepe)

Art History 2

Chair: Wim François, KU Leuven

  • Freerk Heule, Leiden University Library: Jesuit Chinese Porcelain 
  • Marta Quatrale, Freie Universität Berlin: Reception and Re-use of Evangelical Sources in Sixteenth Century Italy: The Case Study of Michelangelo Buonarroti 


Room 6D (Florquin)

Canon Law and Theology

Chair: Niels de Bruijn, KU Leuven

  • Ana Luiza Ferreira Gomes Silva, KU Leuven: The “Gemmae” of the Church: the Propriety of Clerics in a Lecture by Petrus Peckius (1529-1589) 
  • Piotr Alexandrowicz, The Poznań Society for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences: Law and Theology According to Johann Paul Windeck 



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