24 May 2017Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus 327 Mile End Road London, E1 4NS
The Lisa Jardine Lecture: Professor Lyndal Roper
'Cleverness is the garment that suits women least’: Luther and Women
Invitation from the School of English and Drama
Lyndal Roper is Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, and the first woman (as well as the first Australian) to hold the Chair. Professor Roper is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and a Fellow of the Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften. She is former Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, a former Humboldt Fellow and an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the History Department University of Melbourne. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Professor Roper has worked on the history of witchcraft, and in 2016 published Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (Penguin-Random House). She is currently writing a history of the German Peasants’ War (1524-5), the greatest uprising in Western Europe before the French Revolution.
A drinks reception will follow the lecture.