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PD Dr. Kęstutis Daugirdas

Member of the academic staff, project "Controversia et Confessio"
Room: 04-07, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39466
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326

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Personal Details:

Born in 1973 in Kaunas, Lithuania. 1993-1999: studied Protestant Theology in Frankfurt and Mainz. 1999-2001: ministry in the Evangelical-Reformed Church of Lithuania (Unitas Lituaniae).
2001-2003: fellowship at the Institute of European History, Mainz. 2003-2010: Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Protestant Theology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. 2007: submitted doctoral thesis on Protestant theology. 2009: awarded the J.F. Gerhard Goeters Prize for the doctoral thesis.
Since 2010: member of the member of the academic staff, working on the "Controversia et Confessio" project. 2012-2015: head of the project on Socinian networks and their influence on the European Enlightenment.

Memberships

Doopsgezinde Historische Kring
Gesellschaft für die Geschichte des reformierten Protestantismus
Lietuvos Reformacijos istorijos ir kultūros draugija
Verein für Reformationsgeschichte

Research interests

Antitrinitarianism
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

Selected Publications

Andreas Volanus und die Reformation im Großfürstentum Litauen, Mainz 2008 (VIEG 221).
The Biblical Hermeneutics of Socinians and Remonstrants in the 17th Century, in: Marius van Leeuwen, Keith D. Stanglin, Marijke Tolsma (Ed.), Arminius, Arminianism, and Europe: Jacobus Arminius (1559/69-1609), Leiden, Boston 2009 (Brill’s Series in Church History 39), p. 89-113.
Controversia et Confessio, vol. 9: Antitrinitarische Streitigkeiten. Die tritheistische Phase (1560–1568), Göttingen 2013.
Die Nachwirkung Melanchthons im polnisch-litauischen Gemeinwesen, in: Irene Dingel und Armin Kohnle (Ed.), Philipp Melanchthon. Lehrer Deutschlands, Reformator Europas, Leipzig 2011, 353–364.
Rezeption der chronologischen und astronomischen Schriften Keplers in Johannes Ludwig von Wolzogens Evangelienkommentaren, in: Barok XVI/1 (2009), p. 169-191.

Current research projects:

»Controversia et Confessio«

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.

Socinian Networks and their Influence on the Early Enlightenment

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.

The Literature and Culture of Controversy in the Post-Interim Period

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.