Women's Responses to the Reformation

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An interdisciplinary workshop on women's responses to the Reformation.

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is fast approaching. The University of Oxford has begun preparations to mark this key event in European history, some of which are centred on the Taylor Institution’s collection of Lutheran pamphlets. This workshop focuses specifically on how women from all walks of life, and from across Europe and beyond, responded to the events of the Reformation. In particular, we are interested in exploring women’s cultural and written responses.

Keynote speakers: Professor Ulrike Strasser (UC San Diego) will speak on gender and the Jesuit missions in the Marianas Islands, and Professor Sara Smart (Exeter) on "Brandenburg's Calvinist Turn and the Portrayal  of Dynastic Women."

The day will conclude at St Edmund Hall Chapel, with an evening performance of scenes translated from the Juttenspiel, and a wine reception.

To download a programme for the day, click here.

Registration is £10 for the workshop, and the evening performance and reception is free. Register here.

Image from Hortulus Animae. Lustgarten der Seelen (Taylor Institution, shelf mark: 91.H.8)


Oxford Medieval Studies
Women in the Humanities

Audience: Open to all