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From Reformation to Globalization in Canada, Germany, and the World



 October 5-7, 2017

Room 120, Laframbroise Hall 

 Saint Paul University

  223 Main St., Ottawa, ON  K1S 1C4

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The year 2017 marks the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s supposed posting of his 95 Theses as a signal event of the Protestant Reformation, as well as celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dominion of Canada. This dual anniversary will be celebrated with an exhibition of Reformation library treasures and an academic conference.

The exhibition “The Reformation – Translation and Transmission: Library Treasures from Germany and Canada” will provide a unique illustration of the worldwide impact of the Reformation by bringing together original editions and translations of Martin Luther’s works and other key Reformation texts from the Gotha Research Library and Saint Paul University.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the academic symposium “From Reformation to Globalization in Canada, Germany, and the World” will explore the many forms of impact that the Reformation has had and continues to have on many aspects of religion, politics, society and culture in Canada, Germany, and in the wider world. This Conference is jointly organized by Saint Paul University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Erfurt, and with support from Library and Archives Canada, the Gotha Research Library, and the Embassy of Germany in Canada.


Thursday, October 5 2017

5:30 p.m.: Jean-Léon Allie Library (Launch of Book Expo with Wine and Cheese)

7:00 p.m.: Room 120, Laframboise Hall (Keynote Lecture)

Saint Paul University 


Please join us for the Opening of the Book Exhibition and Keynote Address by HANS JOAS, Humboldt University, Berlin; Visiting Professor of Sociology and Social Thought, University of Chicago, “The Cultural Significance of Protestantism: Seven Theses on the Consequences of the Reformation.”

The OPENING of the BOOK EXPO will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and Library tours


Friday, October 6, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Conference

7:00 p.m.: Keynote address

Room 120, Laframbroise Hall

Saint Paul University 

Please join us for a day of panel presentations and a Keynote Address by SUSAN K. WOOD, Marquette University,  “The 'Joint' Lutheran–Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation, 2017.”


Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Panel presentations

Room 129, Simard Hall

University of Ottawa

Please join us for a day of presentations and workshops.

                              Follow the links to the program on our information page here.


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