Cultures of Lutheranism

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The Programme

Friday 6 February

12:30 - 13:30 | Welcome and Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 | Introductory Discussion

Lutheran Culture: Definitions and Debates
Gadi Algazi, "What is culture, anyhow?"
Lyndal Roper and Kat Hill, "Luther, Lutherans and Culture"

14:45 - 16:00 | Panel 1

The Body in Lutheranism
Ron Rittgers, "The Suffering Body in Lutheran Consolation Literature"
Susan Karant-Nunn, "The Goodness of Creation: Luther's Reconciliation with the Body"

16:30 - 18:00 | Panel 2

Feelings, Morals and Emotions
Simeon Zahl, "The Insuperability of Anger and Lust in Luther’s Theology"
Beth Plummer, "Creating Lutheran Cultural Identity in Pluriconfessional Westphalian Convents"
Kat Hill, "Desire, Laughter and Revulsion in Later Lutheran Culture"

6.00pm | Drinks Reception

7.15pm | Conference Dinner


Saturday 7 February

9.00am-10.15am | Panel 3

Matthew Laube, "Music, Identity and Material Culture in Lutheranism"
Philip Hahn, "Lutheranism and Sensory Perception"

10:45 - 12:00 | Panel 4

Material Cultures of Lutheranism
Mirko  Gutjahr, "Luther and Material Culture"
Roisin Watson, "Hodie Mihi, Cras Tibi': Funeral Monuments, Ritual and Print in sixteenth and seventeenth century Württemberg"
Bridget Heal, "Art and Memory in Lutheran Confessional Culture"

13:00 - 14:15 | Panel 5

Place and Space
Natalie Krentz, "(Re-) defining the Holy: Space and Authority in Reformation Wittenberg"
Anna Linton, "Hans Sachs's Reformation Landscapes"

14:45 - 16:15 | Panel 6

Lutheranism and Confessional Cultures 
Martin Christ, "Catholic Cultures of Lutheranism"
Thomas Kaufmann, "Lutheran Confessional Culture on the Field of Global Mission"
Jenny Spinks, "Personalising Lutheran Wonders, Calvinism and the Devil in the Late Sixteenth Century"

16:30 - 17:30 | Concluding discussion led by Lyndal Roper and Kat Hill


Culture and Experience in the Age of the German Reformation

Contact name: Katherine Hill

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Audience: Open to all