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Reformation Writing Workshops - Trends, Resources, Issues

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the wide range of (electronic) Reformation resources, particularly with a view to the writing of long essays.

Recommended reading on the state of research:

- Scott Dixon, Contesting the Reformation (2012) - a useful survey of major debates, giving you a chance to focus on those most closely related to your envisaged topic; for a shorter summary see his chapter 'Reformations' in idem & B. Kümin (eds), Interpreting Early Modern Europe (2021), ch. 5, 121-49

- T. Scott, 'The Reformation between Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Reflections on Recent Writing on the German ReformationLink opens in a new window', in: German History 26 (3/2008), 406-22 - offers an earlier view by a prominent scholar about some of the debates in the field

The session is divided into three parts:

  1. Group work on one of the topics listed below (25 minutes)
  2. Presentation of results (Powerpoint Template; 10 minutes)
  3. Plenary discussion and evaluation of the session (10 mins)

Group work topics:

A. German History in Documents & ImagesLink opens in a new window 
B. Module materials accessible under general 'resources'Link opens in a new window
C. Resources on our seminar web pages
D. Materials produced by a general web searchLink opens in a new window
E. Draft your ideal 'German Reformation' online platform

NB: there are many other resources, e.g. our Library's 'History' support page, the TLTP tutorial 'The Protestant ReformationLink opens in a new window' (although access to the latter's supporting materials is currently blocked) or the companion sites of relevant university courses / survey publications (like The European World).

Each group should engage with issues like:

NB: Time is limited, so groups may want to assign tasks (researching certain aspects, note-taking, speakers ...) and set priorities.
Prepare a 2-minute presentation of your main conclusions.

Evaluation of workshop conclusions and format.

The resulting powerpoint presentations will be posted on our Teams group channel. Feel free to comment and add further materials.









Reformation Writing Workshop 2023

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