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#PotW: ‘Luther’s words are everywhere’: Protestantism and Politics, 1517 – 2017

A keynote lecture entitled ‘Luther’s Words are Everywhere”: Protestantism and Politics, 1517-2017’ by Jane O. Newman (California at Irvine) on 13 December.

When: 13 Dec 2017, 5:30 -7:30pm
Who: The Warburg Institute
Where: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute is holding a series of events on ‘Warburg and Luther – Word | Image in Times of Crisis – 1517, 1917, 2017’ to mark both the fifth hundred anniversary of the Reformation and the hundredth anniversary of Aby Warburg’s seminal lecture on Martin Luther and the role of propaganda in the process of public opinion-making. Warburg’s lecture, delivered in November 1917, and published in 1920 under the title ‘“Pagan-Antique Prophecy in Words and Images in the Age of Martin Luther’ is nowadays considered to be one of the founding documents of Bildwissenschaft (science of images) and of media studies.

The other events are: ; a roundtable discussion on 14 December with James Curran (Goldsmiths), Jo Fox (Durham), Jost Philipp Klenner (Berlin), Jane O. Newman and Petra Roettig (Hamburger Kunsthalle); and an open day on 16 December, when the Warburg Institute’s Library and Archive will display and offer introductions to materials that relate to Warburg’s Reformation study.

Attendance is free of charge. Please register in advance for this lecture through our booking system by clicking here.

The Warburg and Luther series of events is kindly supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London, and the University of London Coffin Trust.

For any queries relating to this event, or for additional information, please email the Warburg Institute.

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