Symposium: 'What is Reform? 1517-2017'

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Southern Connecticut State University

What is "reform" in 2017? On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses and the birth of the Protestant Reformation, this two-day symposium at Southern brings together an interdisciplinary group of early modern scholars to ask what the legacy is of the religious reform movements of the 16th century in the cultural reform movements of the 21st century -- from legal and political reform, to more radical prospects for change and toleration in an era of global warming and democratic upheaval.   

Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m.
Southern Connecticut State University

What is Reform? 1517-2017

An interdisciplinary panel featuring:

  • Carlos Eire, Yale University
    T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies
  • Steven Mentz, St. John's University
    Professor of English
  • Gregory Kneidel, University of Connecticut
    Associate Professor of English
  • Darcy Kern, Southern Connecticut State University
    Assistant Professor of History

Friday, March 3, 3:30 p.m.
Southern on the Green

What was(n't) Reform? The View from the 16th Century

  • Karl Gunther, University of Miami
    "Goddamned liars: An Alternative History of the English Reformation "

An afternoon workshop co-sponsored by Renaissance Studies at SCSU and the Yale Renaissance Colloquium.
SCSU Honors Student Roundtable:
Reforming Freedom: Re-Visiting Martin Luther's "A Treatise on Christian Liberty" (1520) (Friday, March 3, SCSU)



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Joel Dodson