Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00am
Thompson Library, Room 202
This event is being presented by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Reformation and Remembrance is a two-day symposium exploring practices of, repositories for, and revisions to religious memory on the quincentenary of a seminal moment in Reformation history, Martin Luther's nailing of his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenburg church in 1517. The symposium brings together a group of world-class scholars to consider the important roles of memory and remembrance in Reformation religious culture, from artistic representation to material production to life-writing.
In addition to paper presentations and roundtable discussions, the symposium also coincides with the University’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Library’s exhibition, “Publish or Perish,” highlighting the important role the technology of print played during the Reformation. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the exhibit and interact with some of the Library’s original Reformation-era holdings.
Finally, the symposium features one of the speakers in the 2017-2018 lecture series, Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge).
This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsors of the symposium:
The Center for the Study of Religion
The Department of English
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
The Department of History
The Department of History of Art
(View the agenda here.)