Session Title

Central Europe before Luther

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Austrian Studies, Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Organizer Name

Jan Volek

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Presider Name

Jan Volek

Paper Title 1

Seasons of Discontent: Moravia as a Battleground for Central European Supremacy

Presenter 1 Name

Lisa Scott

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 2

The Discipline of Thieves: Disputing the Observant Legacy before Luther

Presenter 2 Name

Jamie McCandless

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Kennesaw State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Luther's Relationship with Medieval Theology: The Case of Gabriel Biel

Presenter 3 Name

Candace L. Kohli

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Northwestern Univ.

Start Date

13-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Valley II LeFevre 201

Description

Fall 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 theses, a document and act commonly seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Despite the abundance of scholarship exploring this event within German-speaking territories, the history of Central Europe in the centuries leading up to the 1500s still remains an understudied subject in Anglophone scholarship. In this session, includes three presentations exploring the political and religious developments in Central Europe during the fifteenth century, which highlight the dynamism of this region in the century before the advent of the Protestant Reformation.

Jan Volek

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May 13th, 1:30 PM

Central Europe before Luther

Valley II LeFevre 201

Fall 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 theses, a document and act commonly seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Despite the abundance of scholarship exploring this event within German-speaking territories, the history of Central Europe in the centuries leading up to the 1500s still remains an understudied subject in Anglophone scholarship. In this session, includes three presentations exploring the political and religious developments in Central Europe during the fifteenth century, which highlight the dynamism of this region in the century before the advent of the Protestant Reformation.

Jan Volek