First WednesdaysA Humanities Lecture Series, October through May
This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.
All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public, and are held at libraries and other venues in each host community.
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Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on the cathedral door at Wittenburg five hundred years ago launched a movement that utterly transformed Western society and our notions of authority, culture, art, and tradition. Dartmouth Religion professor Randall Balmer assesses the Protestant Reformation half a millennium later.
This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT on November 1, 2017.