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500th Anniversary of the Reformation Celebrated with a 2017-2018 Lectures Series on REMEMBERING THE REFORMATION

September 14, 2017

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Center for Austrian Studies is collaborating with sister research centers in the College of Liberal Arts on a series of 2017-2018 programs and lectures around the theme “Remembering the Reformation.”  In addition to the fall lectures listed below, the University Libraries are hosting an exhibit, "Luther and the World Turned Upside Down" through September 29, 2017.  Starting October 16 and running through January 16, the Libraries will host a related library exhibit on Habsburg Emperor Maximilian’s I, "Theuerdank: Travel, Romance and the Art of Printing in the Holy Roman Empire, 1450-1517."

The 2017-2018 lectures are co-curated by Profs.  Howard Louthan, director of the Center for Austrian Studies,  and James A. Parente, Jr., director of the Center for German and European Studies and in partnership with the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, the Center for early Modern History, the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch, the Department of History, and the Religious Studies Program.  Other partners for individual lectures include the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for Medieval Studies, and the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

The Fall Semester 2017 lectures are:

Euan Cameron, Department of Religion, Union Theological Seminary,
“Martin Luther’s Assault on Judaism: Scripture and Prophecy in the Reformation”
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM, Heller Hall 1210

Frances Courtney Kneupper, Department of History, University of Mississippi,
“Picturing Antichrist: An Inquiry into the Depiction of Evil in the Fifteenth Century”
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM, Blegen 220

Darin Hayton, Department of History/History of Science, Haverford College
“Astrology from University Lecture to Print Culture”
Friday, November 3,  2017 - 3:35 PM, Nicholson Hall 275

John Van Engen, Department of History, University of Notre Dame
“Pursuing Religious Life in the Later Middle Ages: Freedom, Obligation, and Customary Practice”
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM, Heller Hall 1210

Robin Barnes, Department of History, Davidson College
“Stars, Time, and Sanctity in Reformation Germany”
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:15 PM, Heller Hall 1210

For more information contact the Center for Austrian Studies at, or the Center for German and European Studies at