Event—Public Programming

Stories of Religious Change: Making Early Modern History Come Alive


Between 1450 and 1700, religion changed—and was changed by—the world. Martin Luther's challenge to the Roman church caused an unprecedented wave of changes that shook thought, society, and faith across the globe. The Newberry's Mellon major project, Religious Change, 1450-1700, seeks to bring this history to life through the stories of individuals who experienced the exhilaration—and the trauma—of early modern religious change. This colloquium will highlight how the Newberry is using these stories to inspire scholars and the general public to engage more deeply with the library's collections and community.