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Thursday, May 2, International Museum of the Reformation, 6:30pm (in French)

Could Reformed Protestantism have fostered the emergence of democracy as we know it today? This question takes up a thesis deeply rooted in both Protestant and Catholic memory, in both affirmative and negative modes. Is it fake news? How do you deliver a nuanced, historical perspective on the supposed influence of a religious denomination on the emergence of a political regime?

For five years, Marc Aberle investigated the subject, then published his findings in a monograph (La démocratie du croire. Les républiques imaginées des réformés, Alphil, 2023). He will present them in public at the MIR during what promises to be a fascinating evening.


Free conference, free financial contribution.



  • 6 pm : free tour of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • 6:30 pm : lecture
  • 8 pm : drinks


Marc Aberle

Marc Aberle holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Neuchâtel. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva.


022 310 24 31

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