H&SS History Professor Elected as 2017 President of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

Christine Kooi

Christine Kooi, Professor in the LSU Department of History, was elected as the 2017 President of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference. LSU Office of Strategic Communications

Christine Kooi, Professor in the Department of History in the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, was elected as the 2017 President of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference.

The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) is a scholarly society that is interested in the early modern era (ca. 1450-ca. 1660). The SCSC promotes scholarship and provides opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, and the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community.

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” protesting the Roman Catholic Church. In October, Kooi will preside over the 2017 Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city with a proud German and Lutheran heritage.

The SCSC began as an association of historians of the Reformation and has since grown into an interdisciplinary, international organization that welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, digital humanities, Ottoman studies, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. For more information about the SCSC and the annual conference, visit www.sixteenthcentury.org.

For more information about the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences Department of History, visit www.lsu.edu/history.