EMoDiR Statutes

EMODIR is governed by its Articles, and by Byelaws made under those articles.


1 – EMoDiR is an international research group focused on early modern religious dissents, conflicts, and pluralities.

2 – EMoDiR’s stated goals are: to promote national and international research projects; to organize seminars, conferences, and meetings between scholars; to facilitate communication about scholarly activities, interdisciplinary collaborations, published research, and works in progress; and to foster understanding, collaboration, and exchange with analogous national and international research centers.

3 – EMoDiR welcomes membership from institutions (universities or research centers), research groups, and individual scholars interested in the realm of religious dissent in the 15th-19th centuries.

4 – Institutions may stipulate their own membership guidelines and statutes either directly with EMoDiR, with a member institution, or among all the member institutions, according to local needs. The terms of the agreement must be approved by EMoDiR’s Steering Committee and by the institution in question. Each institution may name up to two representatives to join EMoDiR’s Scientific Committee.

5 – Individual scholars may join EMoDiR by the invitation of the Steering Committee, the Scientific Committee, or by applying and sending a curriculum vitae to the Membership Chair of the steering committee. Guidelines for this process and relevant contact information are available on the EMoDiR website.

6 – All members of EMoDiR are welcome to participate in General Assemblies. The Steering Committee will convene General Assemblies that will take place at least once every three years.

7 – At the General Assembly members will propose and discuss future research directions and scientific activities for EMoDiR.


Governing Bodies


8 –EMoDiR is governed by a Steering Committee and a Scientific Committee.

9 – The Scientific Committee proposes and discusses future research directions and upcoming seminars, conferences, and publishing initiatives.

10 – The Scientific Committee is composed of representatives from scholarly institutions that take part in the research group, from the founding members, and by other scholars at the invitation of the Scientific Committee.

11 – The Steering Committee is responsible for the normal administration and activity of the research group.

12 – The Steering Committee is composed of a coordinator, a secretary, and a treasurer who are elected by the General Assembly.

13 – The coordinator is also the president of the Scientific Committee.

14 – At the recommendation of the Steering Committee, the Scientific Committee will nominate an Executive Committee to be made up of members of EMoDiR to oversee strategic initiatives. The members of the Steering Committee are part of the Executive Committee. 

15 – The task of the Executive Committee is to discuss, propose, and put into action the most appropriate initiatives for EMoDiR.

16 – All Steering and Executive Committee appointments hold a three-year term, they may be renewable, with no limits.

17 – Members of the Steering Committee, the Scientific Committee, and the Executive Committee may hold multiple appointments within EMoDiR.

18 – The EMoDiR statute can be modified with the vote of a simple majority at a Gathering of the General Assembly.

19 – The Steering Committee, Scientific Committee, and Executive Committee may meet remotely via teleconference.

20 – All matters not directly addressed in these statutes can be decided directly by the Steering Committee.


(Voted on June 28th2018, EMoDiR General Assembly, Verona)

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