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Date(s) - 3 Apr 2014
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Bard Graduate Center

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The Bard Graduate Center is hosting a symposium titled “Material Reformations: Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism.”  The event will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 10:00am-5:30 pm. The symposium is free. It will take place in the Lecture Hall at Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York. RSVP is required and can be completed online, via email (academicevents@bgc.bard.edu ) or by phone (212-501-3019).
Speakers and lecture topics:
Jeffrey Chipps Smith (University of Texas at Austin), “Peter Dell the Elder’s Experiments in Early Lutheran Sculpture”; Birgit Ulricke Münch (University of Trier), “A Protestant Crisis of Visualization? Re-Establishing the Character of the Eucharist without a Real Presence”; Ulinka Rublack (University of Cambridge), “Treasure, Comportment and Confession at the Imperial Diet of 1530”; Thomas Eser (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg), “Exhibiting 1517 in 2017: Choosing the Materials to Explain the Reformation in the 21st Century: A Report”; Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), “Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany”; Evelin Wetter (Abegg-Stiftung, Ch-Riggisberg),  “‘The difference we shall know…’: The Use of Catholic Liturgical Vestments in Transylvanian Lutheran Churches: Contemporary Justifications and Material Evidence”; Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham), “Beyond Iconophobia: ‘Decorative’ Art and Protestant Visuality in Post-Reformation England”; Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center), “‘The world was all before them…’ Decoration, Identity and the Idea of Providence in the Protestant Home”