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HUMSS - Balázs J. Nemes

Dr. Balázs J. Nemes

University of Freiburg
Medieval German Literature

"Before Luther" (2017) - "Convent Literature" (2018) - "buochmeisterinne" (2021). Insights and Perspectives on a research-led teaching format in Medieval German Literature
When Jul 06, 2020
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Zoom-Meeting
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Attendees Universitätsoffen / Open to university members
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"Before Luther" (2017) - "Convent Literature" (2018) - "buochmeisterinne" (2021). Insights and Perspectives on a research-led teaching format in Medieval German Literature

Research-led teaching means going beyond the reception of established knowledge to participation in the process of generating new knowledge. A teaching format grounded in  research-based learning not only gives students the opportunity to gain an insight into the research practice of their own discipline, but also offers them the opportunity to learn that craft, and even to contribute to a certain extent to the scholarship itself. This is the ambition of a course that I regularly offer in the winter semester, which provides Master's students in various subject areas of Medieval Studies with practical knowledge in dealing with medieval and thus essentially with handwritten books. My presentation offers an insight into the conception and the output of the previous seminar work as well as an outlook onto planned projects. The materials used for the poster exhibitions “Before Luther. German Bible translations in manuscript and print” (2017), “Convent literature. The Dominican nunnery of Adelhausen by Freiburg and their buried library” (2018) and “buochmeisterinne. Manuscripts and early printed books from the Freiburg Dominican nunnery of Adelhausen" (2020) will offer illustrative evidence. The teaching format to be introduced is likely to be important for all disciplines beyond Medieval Studies that, first, depend on the exploitation of historical sources, second, also want students to participate in that work, and third, 3. are interested in making the results accomplished accessible to a wider (and not just scholarly) public audience.

Please note that the presentation will be held in German