Online course: 16th century palaeography and early modern German

Next meeting:

  • June 19, 2024, 4 pm CEST: German manuscripts from Johannes Oekolampad and Heinrich Bullinger (download material)
  • June 12, 2024, 4 pm CEST: German tract on Christian liberty by Ulrich Zwingli (download material)
  • June 5, 2024, 4 pm CEST: Latin manuscript, Augsburg Confession, copy from the archive of the landgrave of Hesse (download material)
  • May 29, 2024, 4 pm CEST: German sermon on indulgences from 1518 by Martin Luther (download material)
  • May 22, 2024, 4 pm CEST: English manuscript from Thomas Cranmer (download material)
  • May 8, 2024, 4 pm CEST: German hymn from the the first Wittenberg hymnal published in 1524 (download material)
  • May 1, 2024, 4 pm CEST: German manuscript from Johannes Bugenhagen (download material)
In order to help graduate students improve their skills in working with manuscript sources and texts in early modern German, the Wittenberg Center for Reformation Studies offers a weekly online meeting of about one hour in the spring and summer of 2024, focusing one week on Latin, English, and German manuscripts of the 16th century and the other week on short excerpts from German sources of the 16th century.

The course is open to anyone studying the history of the Reformation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Andreas Stegmann (

If this offer meets with interest, the Wittenberg Center is prepared to offer two different weekly courses on palaeography and German in the future.

Material for working with early modern sources