Remembering the Reformation:

Local and Global Questions

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:15 - 6:00 PM
Atkinson Hall Auditorium (ground floor, southeast wing)
Voigt Drive at Equality Lane, UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093

No registration. Free admission.

Map • Parking

The closest parking lots are P502 across from Atkinson Hall and the Hopkins Parking Structure one block west of the hall. Parking costs $2/hour. Permits can be purchased from pay stations in the parking lots. Pay stations accept credit cards and $1 and $5 bills.

Symposium on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Please join us for a day of discussion on how the Reformation changed the world.  

12:15 - 12:30pm


Babak Rahimi, Literature, UC San Diego

12:30 - 1:45pm

Keynote Address

Jonathan Sheehan, History, UC Berkeley
"After Theology: An Intellectual Legacy of the Reformation"

2:00 - 3:30pm

Panel I

Daniel Vitkus, Literature, UC San Diego
"Local Luther/ Global System"

Tessie Prakas, History, Scripps College
“Lyric and Liturgy in Post-Reformation England”

John Blanco, Literature, UC San Diego
"Does a Catholic Ethic Drive the Spirit of Empire?"

3:45 - 5:30pm

Panel II

Ulrike Strasser, History, UC San Diego
“Rome to Guam and Back: The Re-Formation of Chamorro Identity in a Changing World”

Richard Madsen, Sociology, UC San Diego
“How the Reformation Led to a Secular Age”

Babak Rahimi, Literature, UC San Diego
“’No one know what [Shah Abbas] believes’: Genealogy of Religion, Shia Islam and the Carmelite Missionary in Safavid Persia”

Program Organizer

Babak Rahimi
Associate Professor, Literature Department
Director, Program for the Study of Religion