PD Dr. Kęstutis Daugirdas
Affiliated scholar, scientific Director of Johannes-a-Lasco-Library
Since 2010–2017 scientific employee at Institute of European History Mainz, project Controversia et Confessio. From 2012–2017 leader of the project Socinian networks and their influence on the European Enlightenment. In 2016, he was habilitated at the University of Tübingen with a thesis on socianism. His habilitation thesis "The beginnings of Socianianism" has been published in the series "Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte".
Biblical hermeneutics in the 16th and 17th centuries
Scientific networks in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries
History of the Reformation in Poland-Lithuania
The long-term research and editorial project "Controversia et Confessio" has been based at and supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2007. It is integrated into the research programme of the Leibniz Institute of European History and also involves the cooperation of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.
The project was based on the assumption that the biblical hermeneutics and anthropology of the Socinians were based on human reason and aimed to dissolve the confessional order.