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Professor Lee Palmer Wandel on the Reformation

Thursday October 10 at 7:00pm    
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

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The final lecture of 2019 in our Scholar'd for Life lecture series. Just over 500 years have passed since Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation at the Wittenburg Castle church. Join Professor of History Lee Palmer Wandell as she presents a lecture entitled "Human Hands and Divine Revelation: The Reformation and Matter." In challenging the medieval Mass, sixteenth-century reformers called into question the relationship of matter, and particularly the things made by humankind, to divine revelation. That changed not only the place of painting and sculpture in worship, but understandings of the human hand and of matter itself. Lee Palmer Wandell is the WARF Michael Baxandall and Linda and Stanley Sher Professor of History at UW-Madison. She specializes in studying the ways Christianity has shaped our understanding of persons, time, things, and space, perusing that question in European history. Professor Wandel was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012, one of the highest honors for a professor at UW–Madison. She has been with UW–Madison since 1998, previously teaching at Yale and Stanford. Scholar'd for Life is a lecture series presented by the Middleton Public Library in partnership with the UW Madison Speakers Bureau. Taking the "Wisconsin Idea" as its starting point, this series aims to promote lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and engagement between academics and the community as a whole. More information, including recordings of past lectures, at www.midlibrary.org/sfl.


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