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'The Candle is Lighted': Martin Luther's Legacy in Print

  • The British Museum Great Russell Street London, England, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom (map)

I will be speaking at this event in October organised by Olenka Horbatsch, Curator of Northern Prints and Drawings at The British Museum, and Giulia Bartrum, Assistant Keeper of German Prints and Drawings, to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation.

A commemorative display of Luther prints to mark the events of 1517 entitled ‘The Candle is Lighted’ Martin Luther’s Legacy in Print will be installed in September 2017, and a study day has been organized at The British Museum on Saturday, 7 October 2017 in conjunction with Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge) and Lyndal Roper (Oxford), who will both be participating.

 A collection of papers in the morning will be be followed by a group visit to the exhibition in the afternoon. The aim for the study day is to allow scholars, curators, and early career researchers to engage in discussion around Luther, print media, and the broader cultural and social impact of the Reformation.