Remembering the Reformation

Free Public Lecture

Remembering the Reformation

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Arts West

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This richly illustrated lecture by Professor Alexandra Walsham will explore how the Reformation, in England and Europe, was remembered, forgotten, contested and reinvented between 1530 and 1700. It will consider the connections between religion and memory in the late Middle Ages and show that the Reformation entailed a concerted attempt to cast the medieval Christian past into oblivion. It will also trace the development of a new Protestant culture of remembrance, investigate the ongoing controversies that the Reformation provoked in the later 16th and 17th centuries, and draw attention to the enduring legacies that these processes have left in more recent centuries and in contemporary social memory.

Presenter

  • Professor Alexandra Walsham
    Professor Alexandra Walsham, Professor of Modern History