The Reformation History Network

The Reformation History Network is a forum spanning institutionally and geographically dispersed research communities in Denmark, Scandinavia and the rest of the world to inspire new project applications up to the Reformation anniversary in 2017.

There have been major developments in researching the history of the Reformation in recent decades, also in Denmark. The field of research has expanded chronologically, and developed in a much more interdisciplinary direction. A major shift has been that the Reformation is now viewed as extending from the late Middle Ages to the 1700s. The network’s goal is to facilitate contacts and networks traversing academic institutions and disciplines in research communities in Denmark and abroad.

This is especially relevant in the run-up to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses in 1517, an event being celebrated in many countries. The goal of the network is to support the development of research initiatives into projects and applications into the run-up to the anniversary in 2017.

The Reformation History Network is funded by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication, and is part of a broad range of initiatives in the run-up to the anniversary. It is based in the historical setting of Nyborg Castle/ Museums of Eastern Funen. 

Morten Fink-Jensen, Saxo Instituttet, Københavns Universitet

Charlotte Appel, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet