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Magdeburg, 1554: Flacius Illyricus Applies for a Grant

Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A lecture by Professor Anthony Grafton (Princeton University).

Ecclesiastical history began in the 1550s, when the Lutheran Matthias Flacius Illyricus organized
a collaborative century-by-century history of Christianity. This confessional project never
reached completion, and its thick volumes met with severe criticism from co-religionists as well
as Catholics. Nonetheless, it provided a new model for the study of the past, inspiring a
revolution in historiography. That’s the standard story. It’s not wrong: Flacius did many original
things: for example, writing and submitting grant proposals. But it’s radically incomplete. This
lecture reinterprets Flacius’s project and reexamines its impact.

Sponsored by CMRS-CEGS and the European Colloquium of the Department of History.

COVID-19 Attendance Policy for event entry:
For UCLA students, staff, and faculty: completion of campus symptom monitoring survey; present clearance certificate.
For the public: Valid ID and proof of vaccination or, Valid ID, verbal attestation to an exception, and a negative COVID test within 72 hours.
Please note that all attendees must wear face masks.

April 6, 5:00 pm Pacific Time in Royce 314 and live on Zoom.

Register here for onsite attendance in Royce 314 or online attendance on Zoom.


Royce Hall 314
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States


CMRS Center for Early Global Studies
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