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Karin MaagKarin Maag

Professor, History
Director, H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies

Office: H. Henry Meeter Center, Hekman Library 416

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Educational background

B.A., Western Society and Culture/Religion, Concordia University, Montreal
M.Phil., Renaissance and Reformation History, University of Saint Andrews, Scotland
Ph.D., Reformation History, University of Saint Andrews, Scotland

Research and professional interests

  • Early modern education
  • Training of ministers in the sixteenth century
  • Relations between civil and ecclesiastical authorities in early modern cities

Recent activities

Prof. Maag gave a paper on the challenges of early modern printing at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies Society in Dallas in October 2011, and submitted a major grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities in February 2012 on religious persecution and toleration in the Reformation era. In May 2012, she received the first-ever Distinguished Teaching Award from the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (a senior citizens' enrichment program) for her dedicated work in teaching over twenty different courses for seniors on Calvin's campus since 2000.

Life outside of Calvin College

Prof. Maag enjoys bike riding, baking, reading historical fiction, and choral singing.

Other information

Prof. Maag is the Director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies (in Hekman Library), one of the world's foremost collections of works on or by John Calvin. She has directed the Center since 1997. For more information on the Center or its work, see Beginning in September 2011, Prof. Maag will focus on directing the Meeter Center and will not be teaching in the department on a regular basis.

See a partial list of Karin Maag's publications.

Read Karin Maag's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.