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Winter School: Archival Research Skills and Book History, 2-3rd December, University of Limerick

The Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, presents the 2nd Winter School in Archival Research Skills & Book History 2nd – 3rd December 2019 Supported by the AHSS Teaching Board   Venue: University of Limerick, Glucksman Library...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 12 Nov 2019

Can I have it both ways?

Today is Halloween; today is Reformation Day, the day that Martin Luther posted—or otherwise “published”— his Ninety-five Theses, a scathing and immediately-accessible critique of the abuses of the Catholic Church which...
From: streets of salem on 31 Oct 2019

Performing Reformation Ballads in Manchester

The end of October was very busy, what with several Historical Association meetings in London as well as two public engagements.  The first of these was a speaking engagement at Ewecross, but the second was something a bit different – a 45...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 14 Dec 2017

Luther and England’s Long Reformation

Today is the 500th anniversary of an event that may never have happened, but which may as well have. Sometimes, what really matters in history is not what really happened, but what people have said about it. This is true in my own area of interest, the...
From: wartsandbrawls on 31 Oct 2017

The importance of image: Martin Luther and the 95 Theses

Greg Copeland’s painting of Martin Luther It’s one of the most famous of images: a simply dressed monk takes a hammer and nails, the symbols of the crucifixion of Christ, and fixes a large document to the wooden door of a church. The date...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Oct 2017

The Faith of William Shakespeare

The Faith of William Shakespeare: a one-day conferenceSaturday 20 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm, the Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. By Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Imagine the world into...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Apr 2017

Exhibition on the Reformation in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin

‘Power and Belief: The Reformation at 500’ is on display from 1-28 February in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin. The exhibition includes Martin Luther’s translation of the Old Testament (1523) and William Bedell’s work...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 6 Feb 2017

A few thoughts on Martin Luther

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the reformation. On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther made his name by nailing his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg church. This simple act of criticism represented something bigger than one monk with an axe to grind....
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 19 Jan 2017

Plotting Revolution, Part III: Histories of the Present

By Nathan Perl-Rosenthal We live in the world that the age of revolutions created.  The institutions and the myths it originated still structure the political life of most of the world’s people. So when we tell the story of the revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Jan 2017

Luther, the Great Disruptor

Was it just me or was the word disruption used intensively in the closing months of 2016? It seems like every time I turned on the radio or picked up the newspaper I was confronted with that word. Now that the year has turned to 2017, my...
From: streets of salem on 3 Jan 2017

Keeping Christmas

Well, after all that immersion into Puritan anti-Christmas tracts I was doubting my own Christmas observances–powerful stuff! I’m pretty Protestant in my religious sentiments (though raised Episcopalian—on the fence) so there is something...
From: streets of salem on 23 Dec 2016

Coincidences: Mary I, Fra Angelico, and Martin Luther

Mary I, eventually Queen Regnant of England, was born on February 18, 1516. Clare Ridgway of The Anne Boleyn Files writes:On this day in history, in the early hours of Monday 18th February 1516, at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, Catherine of Aragon...


  By Peggy O’Brien Martin Luther King, Jr.   I am writing today—on Martin Luther King’s real birthday—because his presence in the world and in my life had so much to do with why I became a teacher, and because the words that he left...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Jan 2015

Selma directed by Ava DuVernay

. Dear friends and readers, (Downton Abbey will have to wait.) This is to recommend going to see Selma and why. Selma is a powerful re-enactment of some central costs of protest against what the powerful in a society and their brutal henchman and the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Jan 2015

The great feast of language: English language and Shakespeare

Library of Birmingham On the morning of 3rd September 2013 the new Library of Birmingham will be declared open. Just 24 hours in advance, it was announced that it will be opened not by a politician or member of the Royal Family but by the 16-year old...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Sep 2013

Martin Luther & Protestant Upheavals

Portrait of Martin Luther 1525 by Lucas the Elder Cranach Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)In 1517, the priest & scholar Martin Luther approached the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, & nailed a piece of paper to it...
From: 17th-century American Women on 2 Aug 2013

Graphs you haven't seen yet: Martin Luther in print, 1516-1534

How much of German printing was devoted to the writings of Martin Luther during the early Reformation period? By some estimates, as much as 30% of all titles printed. Can we confirm that estimate?In theory, it should be simple. We just need to count a)...
From: Research Fragments on 1 Mar 2013

A good day for book-burning

It is rare enough to find a scholarly discussion of the destruction of books that rises above the emotional response our culture’s rationale demands of us. To have a set of four disquistions dedicated to ‘Bibliophobia’ — as Brian...

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