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ZOOM WORKSHOP: The Parish as a Place for Lived Religion and Social Interaction

This workshop explores the parish as a social unit and as a place for lived religion during the early modern era. The workshop targets liturgy, devotional practices, emotions, reading cultures, spiritualties and educational practices as expressions of religious life within the Lutheran parish. The local life of the Church as an area of conflict is also an important theme. This workshop, which focuses on the parish, is the first in a series of three workshops. The other two workshops will focus on the realm and the household respectively.

2020.11.13 | Bjarke Hellemann Weiss

Date Wed 18 Nov
Time 09:00 17:00
Location University of Uppsala


09:00 – 10:00  

Welcome! (Urban Claesson)
Short introduction to the workshops (Nina J Koefoed)

- Mari Eycie (Stockholm University): Emotions and religious experience in Reformation-period Sweden

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12.00

- Jette Bendixen Rønkilde (Aarhus University): Be prepared - a practice theoretical examination of post reformation devotional literature for communicants

 - Stina Fallberg Sundmark (Uppsala University): Liturgical perspectives on the visitation of the sick in 16th Century Sweden

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13: 45

- Martin Berntson (Gothenburg University): The Church as a negotiation arena in Early Modern Sweden

13.45 - 15: 15

- Urban Claesson (Uppsala University): The legitimacies of the Household – variations upon a theme by Luther in Nordic versions of the Small Catechism

- Cecilia Wejryd (Uppsala university): To teach the flock God’s will by using the heads of the households as teachers and the vicar as inspector

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:00 (approx.)

- Maria Ågren (Uppsala University): Reflexions

16:00 – 17:00

- Discussions in smaller groups

Conference organiser: Urban Claesson 

The conference is funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). 

In order to get the link for zoom participation, please register by writing to Urban Claesson: urban.claesson@teol.uu.se