The libraries of Karl Wolfskehl - a virtual reconstruction of a writer’s personal collections

Lecture by Ilka Schiele from the research project Writers' Libraries, Marbach  January 25, 2018, 11:15 a.m.Paper Session 4 BOBCATSSS 2018January 24 -26, 2018Riga, Lativa Ilka Schiele is librarian at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach and works within the research project "Virtuelle Rekonstruktion der Bibliothek des Dichters Karl... More

Goethe and Schiller Archive Weimar. From Poet's Laboratory to a Modern Archive of Literature

Public Lecture by Gabriele Klunkert at MWW's International Summer School in Wolfenbüttel Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 6 p.m. Herzog August Bibliothek WolfenbüttelSeminarraum MeißnerhausLessingplatz 138304 Wolfenbüttel How are literary archives created? How does one preserve, study and present literary estates? Offering an archive-historical... More

The New History of Archives. Early modern Europe and beyond

International Summer School Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel 2–14 July 2017 Headed by: Randolph C. Head, Professor of History, University of California-Riverside Over the past decade, interest in the history of recordkeeping throughout all periods has been stimulated by the current revolution in digital technologies of making,... More

Luther´s Stance: Expressivity – Historicity – Memory

Public lecture by Marcus Sandl to accompany the exhibition ‘Luthermania: Angles on a Cult Figure’ Weds, 12th April, 7 pm Main hallBibliotheca AugustaLessingplatz 138304 Wolfenbüttel Research on Luther has covered his ideas, his character and his struggles; his stance, however, has scarcely been an issue. This is remarkable considering... More

Hero, God’s Messenger, Damned: Images of Luther in Historiography until the Enlightenment

Public lecture by Harald Bollbuck to accompany the exhibition ‘Luthermania: Angles on a Cult Figure’  5th April 2017, 7 pmMain hallBibliotheca AugustaLessingplatz 138304 Wolfenbüttel Since the beginnings of his worldhistorical impact, remembrance of Martin Luther has been divided. Differing ideas about the reformer developed not only... More

The Germans and their Martin Luther: Anniversaries of the Reformation in the 19th and 20th Centuries

The Germans and their Martin Luther: Anniversaries of the Reformation in the 19th and 20th centuries 16th March 2017, 7 pmMain hallBibliotheca AugustaLessingplatz 138304 Wolfenbüttel In the 19th and 20th centuries, a national interpretation of Martin Luther asserted itself. His ‘struggle with Rome,’ his German translation of the Bible,... More

Luther in Pamphlets

Public lecture by Michael Schelling to accompany the exhibition "Luthermania: Angles on a Cult Figure" 2nd February 2017, 7 pmMain hallBibliotheca AugustaLessingplatz 138304Wolfenbüttel The lecture presents a diversity of images and texts: the 16th and 17th century visual media through which the reformer was introduced to a wider... More

Luthermania – Angles on a Cult Figure

Exhibition at the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel / MWW Research Association 15th January – 17th April 2017Extended 18th JuneAugusteerhalle der Bibliotheca AugustaLessingplatz 138304 Wolfenbüttel Exhibition opening on Sunday 15th January 2017, 2 pm with an Introductory speech by Professor Lyndal Roper, Regius Professor of History at... More

Princes as furniture. On the form and function of baroque ruler´s busts

Public evening lecture by Carsten-Peter Warncke as part of the workshop “Image Politics. Theory and History of the Power of Visual Persuasion” Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Festsaal Frauenplan 199423 Weimar From 1996 to 2015, Prof. Dr. Carsten Peter Warncke was chair of general art history at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He specializes... More

Image Politics – Theory and History of the Power of visual Persuasion

WORKSHOP BY THE RESEARCH PROJECT “POLITICS OF THE IMAGE: THE PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AS ICONIC AUTHORISATION” 29 November – 1 December 2016 Goethe National Museum, Festsaal Frauenplan 1 99423 Weimar Workshop leaders: Christian Hecht, Hole Rößler and Ellen Strittmatter Portraits of authors are more than a decorative flourish in our... More