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Seminar Week 2: Introduction

Discussion topics

  • Aims and structure of the module
  • Seminar groups and organization
  • Approaching 'Germany' and the 'Reformation'



Seminar tasks


1. Introductory reading: H. Cohn, 'The Long Reformation - Lutheran', in: B. K├╝min (ed.), The European World (2017 or earlier edns) - having reached the e-book, navigate to PART III Religion and then this chapter.

2. Start-up poll: Who or what do you associate with the term 'Reformation'? Just click on this link & and submit 3 single words (names, places, facts, concepts ...) individually, either via the 'send' button or by just pressing 'enter' on your device. [Vevox app info for students; poll closed Tuesday 13 October at 9 am]

Word Cloud 

General seminar advice
  • Please go through the lecture materials for each week (uploaded to our programme page) and complete any assigned seminar tasks (esp. the core readings) before our meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Be prepared to ask questions, explore a variety of aspects and engage constructively / respectfully with a range of different views
  • The department requires us to keep an attendance register - if you cannot make a particular meeting, please mail your tutor in advance
  • Consultation of further resources will help to deepen your understanding of particular topics, e.g. with a view to written assignments:
  • Over the year, keep some notes on your weekly preparation, contributions to seminars and other learning experiences, which can feed into the oral contribution assignment
  • We also have a companion moodle platform for selected purposes such as module feedback