Anna Vind

Anna Vind

Associate Professor

I have been employed at University of Copenhagen since 2002, first as Teaching Assistant, Post.doc. and Assistant Professor, then as Associate Professor. From 2013-2018 I served as Professor (MSO = with special obligations) in Church History.

From 2023 I work on my monograph on "Modus loquendi. Word and Communication in Martin Luther", funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Also, I have etablished Centre for Copenhagen Luther Research, a Centre that unites national and international Luther researchers in an interdisciplinary perspective, reaches out to students, doctoral students and produces impact, as well as serves as a point of departure for external funding applications. 

From 2010-2013 I was PI of an interdisciplinary research project on "In-visibilis. Visibility and Transcendence in Religion, Art and Ethics", funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Independent Research Fund Denmark. 

Between 2013-2018 I was coordinator of the Reformation Jubilee 2017 at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH. 2017-2023 I have acted as head of the Church History Section, Faculty of Theology, UCPH. 

I defended my PhD-dissertation on "Latomus and Luther. The Debate: Is every Good Deed a Sin?" in 2002.

Below you find an overview of 1) National and international organisational research leadership 2) Organisational contributions within administration and leadership, 3) Researchfunding, 4) Invitations to keynotes and papers and 5) Invitations for research fellowships abroad. 

 

1) National and international organisational research leadership:

Present:

2024 Member of international advisory board for the Lutherjahrbuch.

2023 Founder and leader of Centre for Copenhagen Luther Research: https://teol.ku.dk/english/dept/centre-for-copenhagen-luther-research

2023ff. Co-editor of Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift

2022 Chair of Continuation Committee, International Congresses for Luther Research.

2011ff. Member of the scientific board and academic secretary of RefoRC, international research platform for Early Modern Christianity.

2010ff. Reviewer for Theologische Literaturzeitung

2009ff. Boardmember and co-organizer of Theologischer Arbeitskreis für Reformationsgeschichtliche Forschung (TARF).

2007ff. Member of Continuation Committee, International Congresses for Luther Research.

2004ff. Member of steering group in Nordic Luther Network.

Previous:

2016-2017: Organizer of the university-celebration of the Reformation at University of Copenhagen, October 5, 2017.

2016-2017: Co-organizer of the National celebration of the Reformation in Landstingssalen, October 30, 2017.

2013-2017: Co-organizer of National Conference on the Reformation, Aarhus University, May 2017.

2015-2016: Organizer of the 6th International RefoRC Conference in Copenhagen 2016.

2011-2016: Member of the international research group ‘Reformatio Baltica. Kulturwirkungen des Reformation in den Metropolen des Ostseeraums'.

2007-2014: Member of Europe in Identical and Cultural Historical Perspective, UCPH.

2005-2017: Member of steering committee in Reformation Network, Copenhagen.

2) Organisational contributions within leadership and administration:

2017-2023: Head of the Section of Church History, Faculty of Theology.

Other fora:

The Faculty of Theology: The library committee, the academic council, the collaboration committee (both on the A and the B side), the research committee, the leadership group, the PhD study board.

University of Copenhagen: The Senate.

3) Funding for research:

2024 KU grant for follow up on 'Research in teaching'.

2024 Awarded leadership of ISHR preconference at Rhetoric Society of America, Denver

2024 Funding for development of Centre for Copenhagen Luther Research with regard to societal impact, Ålborg Stift.

2022 Monograph Fellowship, The Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 Supervisor of Marie Curie Fellow Dr. Sara Taglialatela.

2021 Seedmoney grant, The National Museum of Denmark, Project RIBE.

2020 Supervisor of PhD Student Miriam Have Watts in collaboration with Prof. Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, the National Museum of Denmark, 2020-2024, funded by the Ny Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 KU grant for project about "Research in teaching".

2010-2013 Grant for interdisciplinary, collaborative research project ‘In-visibilis. Visibility and Transcendence in Religion, Art and Ethics', The Danish Council for Independent Research and the Carlsberg Foundation.

2010-2012 Postdoc-scholarship, The Carlsberg Foundation.

2002-2004 Postdoc-scholarship from The Danish Council for Independent Research (FKK).

1993 The Danish Instititute, Rome.

1991 The Danish Instititute, Rome.

4) Invitations for keynotes and papers:

Planned for 2024/2025:

2024: May: Leader af ISHR preconference at Rhetoric Society of America, Denver

September: Tagung "1524 – Schwellenjahr der Reformation", Universität Münster

December: Tagung "Kirchenlied und Kulturtransfer im Ostseeraum des 17. Jahrhunderts", Universität Frankfurt/M.

2025: May: "Lectio Difficilior" international research-group, Krupp Kolleg, Greifswald

September: Tagung "Geistliche Intermedialität", Universität Hamburg

October: Co-teaching, theme 'Creativity', Universität Basel

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2024 LUMEN-lecture, Aarhus University (keynote)

2023 Tagung "Kohelet im Gespräch. Alttestamentliche und kirchengeschichtliche Perspektiven", Universität Bonn (short-keynote).

2022 14. International Conference for Luther Research, Cal-Lutheran Thousand Oaks (keynote)

2022 International network on Scandinavian Church History, Universität Rostock (short presentation).     

2021 Deltager i book review and round-table-discussion, international bookpanel, American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Texas.

2021 Phenomenology of Religion as philosophical anthropology, Colloquium, Oxford University (short-keynote).

2021 10th International RefoRC conference, Budapest (keynote).

2019 Tagung "Differenz und Wahrheit. Theologische Transformationen konfessioneller Glaubensreflexion im 19. Jahrhundert (1790-1914)", Universität Mainz (short-keynote).

2019 SFB Tagung "Christus als Held", Universität Freiburg (short-keynote).

2018 Tagung der Iwand Gesellschaft, Universität Greifswald (short-keynote).

2017 Konference i Landstingssalen (keynote).

2017 Alumnernes Dag, KU (keynote).

2016 Wittenberger Sonntagsvorlesungen (keynote).

2015 PhD conference, Oslo Universitet (keynote).

2015 Konference on "Reformatio Baltica. Kulturwirkungen der Reformation in den Metropolen des Ostseeraums", Vilnius (keynote).

2015 Gæsteforelæsning ved Kieler Woche, Christian Albrecths Universität zu Kiel (keynote).

2014 Conference Heinrich Schütz Gesellschaft, Københavns Universitet (keynote).

2013 3rd International RefoRC conference, Berlin, (keynote).

2013 Seminar om Luther and Latomus, KU Leuven (keynote).

2012 Conference within "In-visibilis. Visibility and Transcendence in Religion, Art and Ethics", Københavns Universitet (keynote).

2012 12. International Conference for Luther Research, University of Helsinki (seminar-leader).

2010 Nordic Luther Network, Stockholm (keynote).

2009 Conference within Europe in Identical and Cultural Historical Perspective, University of Copenhagen (short presentation).

2009 Conference on Luther and Mystical Theology, Aarhus Universitet (keynote).

2008 Theologischer Arbeitskreis für Reformationsgeschichtliche Forschung, Wittenberg (keynote).

2005 Forum for Patristik, København (keynote).

2000/2002 Nordiskt Forum för Studiet av Luther och Luthersk Teologi (keynote på  begge konferencer).

5) Guest research fellowships: 

Planned 2025: Senior Research Fellowship at Universität Hamburg 

2019: Senior Research Fellowship at the Institut for Europäische Geschichte, Mainz.

 

Current research

Until September 1, 2024 I am a monograph fellow funded by the Carlsberg Foundation, working on "Modus Loquendi. Word and Communication in Martin Luther": https://www.carlsbergfondet.dk/da/Forskningsaktiviteter/Bevillingsstatistik/Bevillingsoversigt/CF22_1062_Anna-Vind 

General fields of Research:

Research in Martin Luther's thought and in general intellectual history of the 16th century.

Research in language philosophy and aesthetics in the Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation eras.

Research in the lutheran tradition in Denmark and Germany from its medieval beginnings over the Reformation until modern times.

Primary fields of research

Philosophy, theology and art in the 16th century, Late Medieval philosophy and theology, Renaissance thought, history of rhetoric, Reformation history, Lutherinterpretation, national and international history of the lutheran tradition.

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Protestant Reformation

    Vind, Anna, 2024, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Handbook of Theological Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    “Homo est deus”: Reflections on Luther's Christology.

    Vind, Anna, Mar 2024, In: Dialog: A Journal of Theology. p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Otto Møller: A Danish Grundtvigian Thinker in the 19th Century

    Vind, Anna, 2024, Differenz und Wahrheit: Theologische Transformationen konfessioneller Glaubensreflexion zwischen 1750-1914. Wriedt, M. (ed.). Mohr Siebeck, p. 185-207 22 p. (Christentum in der Modernen Welt; No. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    What is human creativity in Luther's understanding?

    Vind, Anna, 2023, Lutherjahrbuch 90. Jahrgang 2023: Word and World - Wort und Welt: Luther Across Borders. 90 ed. Vol. 2023. p. 214-238 25 p. (Lutherjahrbuch).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    "Paradox" or "Sprache": The use of Luther’s Antilatomus in Hans Joachim Iwand and Rudolf Hermann

    Vind, Anna, 2021, Anstoss des Kreuzes: Kreuzestheologische Aufbrüche im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Neddens, C. J. & Basse, M. (eds.). Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Vol. 3. p. 122-135 (Lutherische Theologie im Gespräch, Vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Latomus and Luther: The Debate: Is every Good Deed a Sin?

    Vind, Anna, 2019, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 329 p. (Refo500 Academic Studies, Vol. 26).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

  7. Published

    Heroic Antiheroism: Johannes Tauler and Martin Luther revisited

    Vind, Anna, 2020, Christus als Held und seine heroische Nachfolge: Zur 'imitatio Christi' in der Frühen Neuzeit. Aurnhammer, A. & Steiger, J. A. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 37-59 22 p. (Frühe Neuzeit, Studien und Dokumente zur deutschen Literatur und Kultur im europäischen Kontext, Vol. 235).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    In-visibility. Reflections upon Visibility and Transcendence in Theology, Philosophy and the Arts

    Vind, Anna (ed.), Damgaard, Iben (ed.), Nielsen, Kirsten Busch (ed.) & Havsteen, Sven Rune (ed.), 2020, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 503 p. (Refo500 Academic Studies).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologypeer-review

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