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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

Professor Maag presented a paper on “Calvin in Elizabethan England” at the International Calvin Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, in August 2014. She also joined the Congress Praesidium (steering committee) and chaired six of the presentations given by other scholars. In October 2014, she traveled to Seoul, South Korea, where she was one of two plenary speakers at the inauguration of the Reformed Theology Research Center at Chongshin Seminary. Over the course of a week, she gave five lectures at Chongshin University, Chongshin Seminary, and Torch Trinity Seminary. In November 2014, her most recent work, a co-edited volume of contributions honoring the memory of the late Calvin scholar Robert Kingdon was published by Droz: Politics, Gender, and Belief: the Long-Term Impact of the Reformation. She has taught Hist 151 online three times beginning in Spring 2014, and will be offering the class again in the summer of 2015.

Life outside of Calvin College

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

Other information

Professor 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 Professor Maag’s teaching in the history department currently focuses on teaching sections of History 151 online.

See a partial list of Karin Maag's publications.

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