Association Calvin 2009; Institut dâ€™histoire de la RÃ©formation (IHR); SociÃ©tÃ© du MusÃ©e Historique de la RÃ©formation (GenÃ¨ve); FacultÃ© autonome de thÃ©ologie protestante (UniversitÃ© de GenÃ¨ve)
The major academic event of the "Calvin year" 2009 in Geneva, the conference "Calvin and his influence, 1509-2009" which will be held between 24-27th of May, will attempt to take the full measure of John Calvin's historical influence across the generations and around the world, from his lifetime until today.
A series of plenary sessions will explore central themes in the reception and reinterpretation of his thought and legacy from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. More then forty parallel sessions will examine in greater detail aspects of his influence or supposed influence in contexts ranging from sixteenth-century Geneva to twentieth-century South Africa and the Philippines.
Speakers from more than 20 countries and from a multiplicity of academic fields -- theology, history, literature, art history, law -- will be present to shed light on the thought and work of one of history's most influential and controversial figures, but also to explore the various spiritual, political and ideological uses to which his ideas and example were put in different places and times over five centuries.
ICVolunteers is seeking, on behalf of organisers, a Conference Assistant, who will be involved in the preparation of the event on a part-time basis, from 1st March till 31st May 2009.