Wittenberg is not only associated with Martin Luther, but also with the name of Johannes Faust, who is said to have stayed here in the 1520s and 30s, and with the Danish prince Hamlet, who according to Shakespeare is said to have studied in Wittenberg. Author David Davalos has brought these three people together in his play ‘Wittenberg’ and presents an interesting interpretation of the Reformation. This play and its richness of intertextual relationships was the subject of Victoria Downey’s (Durham University) presentation. The problems of textual criticism and historical chronology were addressed in the presentation of Dan Matei Epure (Vanderbilt University), who introduced the group into ‘New research on the Peasants’ War’ and who is preparing a database on the history of the Peasant War. The lecture and the source study of this day were devoted to the Augsburg Confession, which was of great importance for the Wittenberg Reformation.