Religion and Print Culture in the Early Modern World | Newberry

Religion and Print Culture in the Early Modern World

Led by Christopher Fletcher. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesdays, September 19 - November 7

2 - 4 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $250
Regular Price (after September 1): $275

Please Note: The brochure listed the dates of this course incorrectly. The dates listed here are correct.

This seminar has been cancelled.

Seminar Description

This seminar examines the formative relationship between religion and print in the early modern period. Through lectures, discussions of primary sources, and guided gallery tours of the Newberry’s upcoming major exhibition, Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700, participants will explore how different individuals experienced the tumultuous religious changes of the period and appreciate how religion changed the early modern world through print in ways that continue to shape contemporary thought and society. Eight sessions.

Christopher Fletcher received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and co-curated Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700 while serving as the Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow in 2016-2017.

Materials List


  • Pettegree, Andrew. Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe–and Started the Protestant Reformation. New York: Penguin, 2016. ISBN: 9780399563232
  • MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reformation: A History. New York: Viking, 2004. ISBN: 9780143035381 <!–EndFragment–>

First Reading:

  • Please read Brand Luther, pp. 53-83 for the first class.
  • An additional reading assignment will be distributed digitally upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.