To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Faustus Socinus (Sozzini) in 2004, an international and multidisciplinary conference on the influence and significance of Antitrinitarism and Socinianism in the Netherlands will take place in Leiden on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November. A wide variety of speakers will discuss the church-historical and cultural-historical effects of Socinianism on Dutch society. On the same occasion, a double bibliography will be presented, listing in the first place all Socinian writings, both pro and anti, related to the Netherlands that have appeared until 1800; secondly, the book contains as complete a survey as possible of all modern studies and articles relevant to this field. During the conference the Leiden University Library will mount an exhibition of historical Sociniana (books and prints).
The conference is organized by:
- the Doopsgezinde Historische Kring,
- the Doopsgezind Seminarium at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
- the Historische Commissie of the Remonstrantse Broederschap,
- the Remonstrants Seminarium at Leiden University,
- the University of Groningen
- the Faculty of Theology, Leiden University
Co-sponsors of the conference are:
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In other European cities, too, Socinus is being remembered. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death conferences will be held in Crakow and Siena.
- The conference Faustus Socinus and His Heritage in Crakow has taken place from 24th to 26th September 2004. There is no separate website for the conference, but information is available: click here.
- The conference Fausto Socino e la Filosofia in Europa, to be held in Siena from 25th to 27th November 2004, does not have a separate website either; a definitive programme is not yet available. To view the announcement, click here. The provisional programme promises lectures by Paolo Cristifolini, Filippo Mignini, Luisa Simonutti, Gianni Paganini, Maria Antonietta Pranteda, Fiorella Pintacuda de Michelis, Gianluca Mori, Camilla Hermanin, Scott Mandelbrote, Stephen David Snobelen and Ferdinando Abbri.
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