Online session on the Printing Revolution
October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building on the success of our crowdsourcing approach on the global reaction to the events in revolutionary Russia 1917-1923 and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we now wish to address key themes such as the Renaissances, the Reformation and Counter Reformation, and the Enlightenment. To link these themes together, and to plot a path through their vast scope, we plan to build a new Source Collection focused on the Printing Revolution – and how this influenced cultural, religious and intellectual change. We therefore invite you to join us in digging deeper into the past and to unearth sources relevant to these four periods.
How do I contribute?
Our aim is to look for sources that tell us not just about key events and personalities of cultural change in the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment, but also sources reflecting the impact of cultural change on people at different levels of society all over Europe; as seen through the ‘printing revolution’.
You can help us. We invite anyone interested to contribute sources for inclusion in our Source Collection, to help answer some key questions: What was printed and published? Why was it important? How and why was it chosen and re-circulated? Who bought, read or looked at it? What impact did it have on the way people thought or felt?
If you are interested in all these changes that took place at different levels all across Europe at this time in history and would like to contribute to our Source Collection, we kindly invite you to join our online Historiana Contributors’ Meeting on 18 October at 17:00 CEST.
For more detailed information, please read the Mission Statement of this online contributors’ meeting.
You may download and watch all presentations and video recordings used during the session here.
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