- Aims and structure of the module
- Seminar groups and organization
- Approaching 'Germany' and the 'Reformation'
- A sketch of the 'World in 1500'
- Module resources, esp. the textbook by Scott Dixon (pic right) and the online source collection 'German History in Documents and Images 1500-1648' ( see also the TLTP tutorial 'The Protestant Reformation')
- H-German and Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire: scholarly platforms with information on research projects, conferences, new publications etc
1. Introductory reading: H. Cohn, 'The Long Reformation - Lutheran', in: B. Kümin (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]
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:
- The Dixon 'textbook' and the 'German History' collection (as above)
- Both our main website & the library's Talis Aspire Reading list provide details of a large spectrum of online & printed materials
- Items listed under 'printed resources' & 'digital resources' include supplementary materials for several if not most sessions
- 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