October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The “#HereIStand: Martin Luther, the Reformation and its Consequences” which will be on display at the University of Tennessee in Hodges Library from September 5 – 21, 2017 delves into the time prior to the Reformation, the biography of Martin Luther, and the context and dynamics of the movement that unfolded after Luther’s posting of his 95 theses.
The exhibition is arranged into the following 7 sections that are each addressed on 4 thematically linked posters: origins, spheres of life, awakening, successes, crisis, change of perspective, and posterity. Each of the posters is equipped with a QR code that allows viewers to extend what they see and experience by linking into a corresponding virtual exhibition that includes animations and the option to examine some of the objects that are central to the exhibit, like for example an indulgence chest, a ceramic writing set from the 1st half of the 16th century, 16th century stove tiles, mockery medals, and many other objects in 3-D mode.
The exhibition is on loan from the Goethe Center in Atlanta, and it was created as a collaborative project by the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle (LDA), the Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt (SLG), the Deutsche Historische Museum (DHM) and the Foundation Schloss Friedenstein Gotha (SSFG) with the support of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6th floor of Hodges Library, room 605
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages with the support from colleagues in the Art, History, Music, and Religious Studies is hosting a panel discussion that will highlight many aspects of Luther’s life and of his legacy from a multitude of perspectives. Emmett Merrill and Alex McKenzie from the UT Letterpress Studio will be present before and after the panel discussion to do a shop printing of cards with expressions by Martin Luther. The following UT faculty members will participate in the panel discussion:
- Robert Bast (History)
- Adrian DelCaro (MFLL, German)
- Sarah Eldridge (MFLL, German)
- Timothy Hiles (Art & Art History)
- Edie Johnson (Music)
- Stefanie Ohnesorg (MFLL, German)
- Tina Shepardson (Religious Studies)
- Maria Stehle (MFLL, German)
The event is open to the public and free. Light refreshments will be served.