Languages in the Lutheran Reformation
TUCEMEMS organizes a two-day international seminar, Languages in the Lutheran Reformation, on 23-24 October 2015 in the University of Turku. 

Date: 23-24 October 2015
On Friday: Janus-auditorium, Kaivokatu 12, Turku.
On Saturday: Lecture hall 100, Fennicum, Henrikinkatu 3, Turku.


Friday, 23 October 2015

14.15     Opening

14.30     Mikko Bentlin (Greifswald): Traces of Low German influence in the Finnish texts of Michael Agricola?

15.00     Robert Dittmann (Prague): Czech language in confessional clashes of the 16th century

15.30     John L. Flood (London): ‘Quae pestis unquam tam perniciosa invasit gregem Christi?’ The reception of Lutheranism in England

16.00     Coffee

16.30     Jonatan Pettersson (Stockholm): In search of a language: Biblical texts on the brink of a New Time

17.00     Elise Kleivane (Oslo): The infant Jesus and his mother in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scandinavian book culture

17.30     Break

17.45     Dainora Pociūtė (Vilnius): The Concept of medicine and the representation of diseases in the oldest Lithuanian Lutheran texts (16th Century)

18.15     Kristiina Ross (Tallinn): About the fate of some linguistic ideas of the Reformation and the 17th century in the genesis of literary Estonian

Saturday, 24 October 2015

09.30     Sebastian Seyferth (Görlitz): Frühneuzeitliche Summarien – erbauliche, laienexegetische Bibelberichte als narrative reformatorische Plattform? Ein Vergleich Stephan Rodts Übertragung der neutestamentlichen Summarien Johannes Bugenhagens mit denen Veit Dietrichs

10.00    Merlijn de Smit (Stockholm): Tradition and reform in Dutch Bible translations of the 1520s

10.30    Tanja Toropainen (Turku): Early Finnish translations of the hymn Te Deum laudamus

11.00    Coffee

11.30    Pēteris Vanags (Stockholm): German influence on the Christian discourse of (early written) Latvian

12.00     Izabela Winiarska-Górska (Warsaw): The spread of Lutheran thought in Prussia and Poland in the 16th and 17th centuries from the perspective of history of Polish language

12.30     Closing discussion​

 For any questions, please contact Dr Tuomo Fonsén, tuofon(at)​