International and Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: Culture of Reformation and reforming in culture

deadline for submissions: 
May 22, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz and Academy of Music in Lodz, Polish Academy of Science

Ever since Max Weber in scientific and philosophical reflection, the idea appeared that the Reformation is not only a historical phenomenon but above all socio-cultural. Associated with it were, among others, individualism, experientialism, modernity, innovation, activism, asceticism in the world, creativity, self-reflection, communitarianism, economy, development of accounting, criticism, capitalism, the culture of writing and printing. It's only a few examples of phenomena and values ​​associated inextricably with the wider Reformation in culture. The very existence of the Reformation bears fruit historically in the concept of tolerance and respect for diversity. The list of themes and values ​​certainly is not limited and closed.


Following 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we would like to gather in the conference debate all those who are interested in similar phenomena in a range of disciplines in the humanities and the arts: literature, cultural studies, linguistics, musicology and music history, history of arts (art, music, film, theatre), cultural history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history of media. We are interested in both the analytical approach of individual cases of cultural phenomena, as well as a broad synthesis of long-term processes.

As a starting point for considerations, we suggest the following issues in the diachronic and synchronic perspective:

-- the impact of the Reformation on the culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and contemporary culture;

-- the Reformation and Counter-Reformation as a universal dichotomy phenomena;

-- culture of change - innovation in culture, creative culture management;

-- a reformed man - the impact of the Reformation on society, collectivity, and individuality;

--  sacred culture and secular culture after the Reformation;

-- the culture of dialogue / the culture of the dispute;

-- Reformation of the language and the language in the context of the reform of the cultural change in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries;

-- what we have left of the Reformation, contemporary  views at the phenomenon;

-- asceticism as an attitude and inspiration in the arts;

-- pragmatism and pragmatism and the idea of ​​the Reformation;

-- the Reformation - an introduction to the Enlightenment?

-- literature re-formed;


We would like to invite our speakers to interpret our proposals creatively. We are open to other issues that contributed to the founding issues of the conference. We hope to create a space of dialogue, interdisciplinarity and intercultural meeting.


Plenary spekars:

Prof. Ian Hazlett (Glasgow, UK)

Prof. Ines Murzaku (New Jersey, USA)

Prof. Ivo Pospíšil (Brno, Czech Republic)

Prof. Cora Dietl (Giessen, Germany)

Prof. Hans-Juergen Boemelburg (Giessen, Germany)

Rita Süssmuth (Germany) to be confirmed

prof. Christoph Bossert (Würzburg, Germany)

prof. Martin Rost (Rostock, Germany)

dr Stephan Reinke (Herford, Germany)

Prof. Sławomir Jacek Żurek (Lublin, Poland)

Dr hab. Magdalena Charzyńska-Wójcik (Lublin, Poland)




The term of the conference:

May 22-24, 2017 years


Conference venue:

University of Łódź (Faculty of Philology) and the Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz


Application deadline:

December 23, 2016


The deadline for abstracts in Polish and English:

January 31, 2017


Information about the acceptance speech:

February 28, 2017


Payment of conference fee:

March 31, 2017



On behalf of the organizsers



dr hab. prof. UŁ Krystyna Pietrych



prof. dr hab. Jarosław Płuciennik