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


Program for the Study of Religion
(858) 534-8849


Department of Literature
The Global Early Modern Studies Research Group