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"The Reformation Matters" Symposium

The symposium on “The Reformation Matters” addresses the legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation and is an event in “The Reformation Matters” series developed by the Department of History, which explores the influence of the Reformation on its 500-year anniversary.  Scholars from political science, art history, and history will discuss the significance of Martin Luther and the reforms he initiated in 1517, and Ryan Claycomb, Professor of English and Director of the WVU Humanities Center, will moderate the conversation.

This event is sponsored by the Department of History and WVU Humanities Center. The symposium is free and open to the public.


“Luther, Modernity, and Politics,” Philip Michelbach, Associate Professor of Political Science

“The Reformation and The Visual: Art Re-formed after 1517,” Janet Snyder, J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Professor of Art History

“Luther’s Impact over Time in German History,” Katherine Aaslestad, Professor of History