Sunday, August 17
“George Washington was Really Born on February 11! The Disruption of the New Gregorian Calendar 1582”
Susan Karant-Nunn, Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Regents’ Professor of History
The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies together with St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church take great pleasure in inviting you to our 2014 Summer Lecture Series, “Keeping Time in Early Modern Europe.”
In the transitional sixteenth century, European people reckoned the passage of time in various ways. Sometimes they combined two or more—but all were connected with their religious beliefs. The 2014 Summer Lecture Series will present four of these ways of measuring the passage of life: by the human life cycle, from birth through maturity to death; by the medieval Catholic ecclesiastical calendar, which was only initially taken into emerging Protestantism and then mainly rejected; by observations of the heavens, whether scientifically or from a belief in astrology; and through the eyes of Pope Gregory XIII (r. 1572-1585) and his advisors, who ended the Julian calendar in 1582. Although about time, these lectures will introduce four major modes of interpreting the world in early modern society.
All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Bloom Music Center (4440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718), and will begin at 10:15 am.
Whether you are able to come to one lecture or to all, we look forward to welcoming you.
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
The University of Arizona