The Lost and Found Women of the Reformation

Tuesday, November 14
Griffin 6 – 7:00 pm

A lecture by

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

Professor of Systematic Theology, and Academic Dean,
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Iceland


Women, who supported and actively participated in the Reformation back in the 16th century, are hardly ever mentioned in the history-books, with the exception of Luther’s wife,

Katharina von Bora. But there were other women who were active participants in the movement. Their stories are finally becoming available, thanks to growing interest in her-story, as well as recognition of women’s absence in his-story.



This lecture is sponsored by the Departments of History, Religion, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Lecture Committee, and Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences