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Women's Responses to the Reformation

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is fast approaching. The University of Oxford has begun preparations to mark this key event in European history, some of which are centred on the Taylor Institution’s collection of Lutheran pamphlets. This workshop focuses specifically on how women from all walks of life, and from across Europe and beyond, responded to the events of the Reformation. In particular, we are interested in exploring women’s cultural and written responses. We are delighted that Professor Ulrike Strasser (UC San Diego) will speak on gender and the Jesuit missions in the Marianas Islands as part of the workshop.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Political wisdom and deep devotion: The introduction of the Reformation in Southern Lower Saxony by Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Calenberg-Gottingen Ruth Gornandt gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Ruth Gornandt 28 Jun 2016
2 Creative Commons 'Print therefore good Lord, and write these examples in my memory': The Forgotten History of Writing and Printing Lady Abergavenny's Prayers Louise Horton gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Louise Horton 28 Jun 2016
3 Creative Commons Danish Noblewomen's Use of Manuscript Prayer Books c. 1550-1600 Marie Møller Christensen gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Marie Møller Christensen 28 Jun 2016
4 Creative Commons Textual Negotiation and Resistance of Female Religious Communities Facing Reformation Elizabeth Goodwin gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Elizabeth Goodwin 28 Jun 2016
5 Creative Commons Sin and Salvation: Churching as a disciplinary tool in Early Modern Denmark Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 28 Jun 2016
6 Creative Commons Brandenburg's Calvinist Turn and the Portrayal of Dynastic Women Prof Sara Smart (Exeter) gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Sara Smart 28 Jun 2016
7 Creative Commons Recording women's responses to the Reformation: Henry Jessey as "relator" of Sarah Wight's religious prophecy in The Exceeding Riches of Grace (1647) Claire McGann gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Claire McGann 28 Jun 2016
8 Creative Commons The women behind the prophecies: A discussion of Ursula Jost and her printer Margarethe Prüss Nicola Deboys gives a talk for the Women's responses to the Reformation, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2016. Nicola Deboys 28 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons Of Martyrs and Makhanas: Jesuits and Gender in the Seventeenth-Century Marianas Mission Prof Ulrike Strasser (UC San Diego) gives a talk for the Women's Responses to the Reformation conference. Ulrike Strasser 27 Jun 2016