Stipendiat*in: Søren Frank Jensen || HAB

Nikolaus Selnecker’s Commentary on the Psalms (1563–93) The project takes its point of departure in a series of commentaries on the Book of Psalms written by Nikolaus Selnecker and published from 1563 to 1593. The Psalter was treasured across Protestant confessions as a cornerstone in both public worship and private piety in the post-Reformation era. […]

Stipendiat*in: Mette Maria Ahlefeldt-Laurvig || HAB

Women and Childbirth in Early Modern Prayer Books Reformers of the early Lutheran era struggled to rid the birthing room of ‘popish’ antics and as the reformation century wore on, church leaders began to realise that the dangerous, liminal experience of childbirth needed a Lutheran mindset imposed upon it. There was a correct, Lutheran way […]

Stipendiat*in: Mārtiņš Laizāns || HAB

Tests of Basilius Plinius: Poetics, Rhetoric, Aesthetics Mārtiņš Laizāns is at the finishing stage of his PhD thesis. The thesis „Texts of Basilius Plinius: poetics, rhetoric, aesthetics“ studies the works (poetry) by a 16th century Livonian poet Basilius Plinius from Riga. At the same time Mārtiņš Laizāns is a researcher in the project „Riga Literata: […]

Stipendiat*in: Monica O’Brien || HAB

‘Murderers’ and ‘Honest Persons’: Religious emotions and responses to syphilis, 1495-2000 Through an analysis of printed texts held by the Herzog August Bibliothek, this project investigates the role of religion in shaping emotional responses to syphilis in Germany from 1495 to 2000. It explores how religion motivated the expression of a complex range of emotions, […]

Stipendiat*in: Wojciech Kordyzon || HAB

Polish Translation of „Tragedy on Mass” (1560) by Bernardino Ochino: Literary and Theological Contexts for the Critical Edition of the Text Bernardino Ochino’s Tragedy on Mass translated into Polish and printed in 1560 is a starting point for my research on the vernacular communication in the religious controversies driven by the Reformation in the sixteenth-century […]

Stipendiat*in: Rachel Masters Carlisle || HAB

All’antica Augsburg: Picturing German Antiquity in the Age of Print Unlike many early modern centers in northern Europe, Augsburg did not rely on the invention or falsification of antiquities. Working in the shadow of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, Augsburg’s leading patrons, including humanist Konrad Peutinger and the mercantile Fugger family, documented surviving local antiquities […]

Stipendiat*in: Esther Wipfler || HAB

Die Illustration des evangelischen Gesangbuchs – Voraussetzungen, Gestaltungen und Wirkungen eines unterschätzten Mediums Das Gesangbuch für die Kirchengemeinde hat als protestantische Erfindung eine Geschichte von fast 500 Jahren. Der Bestand der HAB Wolfenbüttel bildet sie zu großen Teilen mit ihren Paradigmenwechseln ab. Im Gegensatz zu Hymnologie und Theologie ist die Gattung noch kaum von kunsthistorischer […]

Stipendiat*in: Christine Göttler || HAB

A golden age of silver. Metal in the imagination of early modern Antwerp. The world of objects, artifacts, and material goods is at the core of this project that investigates the imageries and imaginaries associated with precious metals and materials in seventeenth-century Antwerp. The focus is on works made or designed by Peter Paul Rubens […]