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Our offices in the Douglass Building are closed to the public, but you can reach the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies by contacting Division Director Ute Lotz-Heumann any time by email at ulotzh@arizona.edu or by phone at 520-621-1541 (please leave a voice message and we will get back to you as soon as possible).

The Annual Town and Gown Lecture with Professor Stuart Schwartz, Yale University, has been postponed. The new date is October 20, 2020.

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Desert Harvest newsletter

Editor:   Professor Ute Lotz-Heumann, Director

For a glimpse inside the everyday world of the Division, please sample from this archive of the Division's past, which reflects all the rich memories of a growing educational program: visiting scholars, students abroad, international seminars, late-night discussions, community events, but most of all, shared learning.  

Desert Harvest, vol 27, no. 2, fall 2019

Perceptions of Space and Other Ways to Look at the World; Mapping Shared Churches; Blending Histories: Connecting Lives in the University City of Marburg; New Spain and its Clergy: Archival Encounters; From Family to Research; 2020 Town and Gown Lecture; Introducing Christine Liou and Kaitlyn Centini

Desert Harvest, vol 27, no. 1, spring 2019

Playing Cards Spread the News; A German Spring and Crossing Borders; 33rd Annual Town and Gown Lecture; On the Trail of the Merchant Adventurers; Professor Michael North Presents Lecture on Media and the Dutch Republic; A Summer Abroad: Searching for Disasters in the Archive

Desert Harvest, vol 26, no. 2, fall 2018

War and Propaganda; Overcoming Challenges and Beginning New Projects; 32nd Annual Town and Gown Lecture; Walking Geneva's Streets; Honoring Helen Nader; Introducing Dean Messinger

Desert Harvest, vol 26, no. 1, spring 2018

Marking the Beginning of the Thirty Years' War Four Hundred Years Ago; First Impressions and Remembering Histories; Professor Plummer's Inaugural Address; Congratulations Graduates; On Sausage Salad and Subservient Subjects: My Fulbright Experience; Exploring the Archives of Germany

Desert Harvest, vol 25, no. 2, fall 2017

What a Year!; I'll Be Seeing You, I Hope!; Welcoming Professor Beth Plummer; Reflections on Religion, War, and the Reformation; Footnotes: A Journal of History; Introducing Hannah McClain; Obituaries

Desert Harvest, vol 25, no. 1, spring 2017

A Generous Heart is More Valuable than Great Wealth; A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words; In Memoriam, Dr. Peter W. Foley; 31st Annual Town and Gown Lecture: Comparative Reformations; The Complexities of Luther's Emotions

Desert Harvest, vol. 24, no. 2, fall 2016

The excitement of 2017!; What is a historian’s idea of fun? A conference!; 2017 events; workshop at the Newberry Library; new student Rachel Small; Founder's Day

Desert Harvest, vol. 24, no. 1, spring 2016 

Reflections on history and contemporary challenges; an informal sabbatical report; in memoriam, Donald Weinstein; annual lecturer Thomas Kaufmann; looking for traces of Anabaptists in Zurich

Desert Harvest, vol. 23, no. 2, fall 2015

Francis Bacon and the division seminar; the Duke August Library, a "resort" for scholars; visiting scholar Peter Lake; reflections from Augsburg, Germany; new Ph.D. graduates; new student Benjamin Miller

Desert Harvest, vol. 23, no. 1, spring 2015
Tribute to Luise Betterton at 25 years in the Division; naming as a historical problem; fairies matter. No, really!; annual lecturer Thomas Burman; the history of everything ever?; in memoriam, Wilhelm H. Lotz and Remo DiCenso 

Desert Harvest, vol. 22, no. 2, fall 2014
You too shape the university with your gifts!; comparisons across time and space; visiting scholar Arnold Snyder; "the most liveable city in the world"; my summer in Freiburg; deciphering the past; new student Annie Morphew

Desert Harvest, vol. 22, no.1, spring 2014
The enduring primacy of human studies; how to do interdisciplinary work; annual lecturer Alexandra Walsham; continuities in culture; Paris redux

Desert Harvest, vol. 21, no. 1. fall 2013
Connections; Books and E-books: how do they stack up?; stepping into the shoes of a nineteenth-century print-man; visiting scholars Michael Van Dussen and Craig Harline; new students

Desert Harvest, vol. 21, no. 1, spring 2013
What are you doing in 2017?; historians and fear; annual lecturer Edward Muir; visiting scholar Kaspar von Greyerz; ways of knowing in the Renaissance: graduate student research on prints in the UAMA's collection

Desert Harvest, vol. 20, no. 2, fall 2012
This is not a boondoggle . . .; from fiction to better history; experiences at a conference in Eisenach and at a summer course in Erlangen

Desert Harvest, vol. 20, no. 1, spring 2012
I will lift my eyes . . .to the faces of students!; 300 years from now; annual lecturer Thomas A. Brady Jr.; visiting scholars Nicholas Terpstra and Retha Warnicke

Desert Harvest, vol. 19, no. 2, fall 2011
The past is a foreign country . . .; visiting scholar Cary Nederman; Fulbright Fellows experiences in Münster and Vienna.

Desert Harvest, vol. 19, no. 1, spring 2011
Friendship and the color blue; Joys, tribulations of grad school; annual lecturer Barbara Diefendorf; medieval pilgrims to the Holy Land
Desert Harvest, vol. 18, no. 2, fall 2010
Special Heiko A. Oberman Chair Endowment Completion issue: Oberman Chair & Library Gala; visiting scholar Miriam Bodian; archival research in Wolfenbüttel (Germany), Vienna, and Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France)

Desert Harvest, vol. 18, no. 1, spring 2010
What exactly does a professor do?; annual lecturer Heinz Schilling; visiting scholar Bruce Gordon; surge in the field of religious history

Desert Harvest, vol. 17, no. 2, fall 2009
The idea of Humboldt: research and learning; visiting scholar James M. Estes; five unforgettable doctoral summers in Germany, England, and Switzerland

Desert Harvest, vol. 17, no. 1, spring 2009
Regents' Professor appointment, Susan C. Karant-Nunn; inaugural lecture and banquet of Oberman Professor, Ute Lotz-Heumann; annual lecturer Londa Schiebinger; first impressions by Ute Lotz-Heumann

Desert Harvest, vol. 16, no. 2, fall 2008
First Oberman Professor, Ute Lotz-Heumann; three fellowships won; paleography study in St. Louis; student research among the Sisters of the Visitation in France

Desert Harvest, vol. 16, no. 1, spring 2008
Annual lecturer David Cressy; visiting scholar Hartmut Lehmann; the German Sermon Database Project

Desert Harvest, vol. 15, no. 2, fall 2007
Oberman Visiting Professor, Thomas A. Brady Jr.; the High Country Seminar; new associated faculty, Cynthia White; in memoriam, Morris H. Martin; student research in the English Midland counties

Desert Harvest, vol. 15, no. 1 , spring 2007
Annual lecturer Natalie Zemon Davis; visiting scholars Erika Rummel and James M. Estes;  in memoriam, Ann Orlov-Rubinow; acquiring interdisciplinary tools in seminar

Desert Harvest, vol. 14, no. 2, fall 2006
Bazy Tankersley's Affair for the Chair; Helen Nader receives award; visiting scholars Scott Hendrix and David Nirenberg; new adjunct faculty, Diane Korngiebel;  language study in Munich

Desert Harvest, vol. 14, no. 1, spring 2006
$1 million halfway-mark achieved; 20th annual lecture and banquet with Rev. Dr. Andrew Greeley; visiting scholars Erika Rummel and Andrew C. Gow;  alumna reflects on first tenure-track year at Luther College, Iowa

Desert Harvest, vol. 13, no. 2 , fall 2005
New associated faculty, Kari Boyd McBride; visiting scholars Charles Zika and Carlos Eire;  research in Nice; language study in Heidelberg

Desert Harvest, vol. 13, no. 1, spring 2005
Annual lecturer Caroline Walker Bynum; visiting scholars Erika Rummel, James M. Estes and Corine Schleif;  Fulbright to Valencia

Desert Harvest, vol. 12, no. 2, fall 2004
New associated faculty, David L. Graizbord;  visiting scholars Harvey J. Graff and Paul Freedman;  Paradise Valley benefit for Oberman Research Collection;  students' sojourns in Rome and Paris

Desert Harvest, vol. 12, no. 1, spring 2004
Annual lecturer James D. Tracy; visiting scholars Theodore Evergates and Maureen Miller;  Director's Berlin sabbatical

Desert Harvest, vol. 11, no. 2 , fall 2003
Fulbright to Switzerland; summer of Latin in Rome

Desert Harvest, vol. 11, no. 1 , spring 2003
Annual lecturer William Chester Jordan; visiting scholar James M. Stayer; students research abroad in Antwerp and Lyons

Desert Harvest, vol. 10, no. 2 , fall 2002
Campaign Launch to endow the Heiko A. Oberman Chair; new associated faculty, Pia F. Cuneo; visiting scholar Merry Wiesner-Hanks; sabbatical article from associated faculty Alan E. Bernstein

Desert Harvest, vol. 10, no. 1 , spring 2002
Annual lecturer Elaine Pagels; visiting scholars Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Miriam Usher Chrisman, and Anne Jacobson Schutte; graduate students on the job hunt

Desert Harvest, vol. 9, no. 2 , fall 2001
In Memoriam: Heiko Augustinus Oberman, 1930-2001; History Department Professors Alan E. Bernstein and Helen Nader become associated faculty of the Division; visiting scholar Tom Scott

Desert Harvest, vol. 9, no. 1 , spring 2001
Annual lecturer Patrick Collinson; visiting scholars Irena Backus and H. C. Erik Midelfort

Desert Harvest, vol. 8, no. 2 , fall 2000
International Symposium issue: Heiko A. Oberman's 70th birthday; visiting scholar Brad Gregory; students' summer seminar at Ekeby, the Netherlands

Desert Harvest, vol. 8, no. 1 , spring 2000
Annual lecturer John P. Frank; visiting scholars Andrew Pettegree and Bernard Roussel

Desert Harvest, vol. 7, no. 2 , fall 1999
Student's impressions of Germany; Summer Lecture Series; student's view of presenting a conference paper for the first time

Desert Harvest, vol. 7, no. 1 , spring 1999
Annual lecturer Robert Wistrich; Sigrun Haude, University of Cincinnati, alumna looks back

Desert Harvest, vol. 6, no. 1 , spring 1998
Division's first Combibium; launching of the Journal of Early Modern History ; annual lecturer Thomas F. O'Meara; student's research of the Inquisition in Rome; visiting scholars James M. Estes and Thomas A. Brady, Jr.

Desert Harvest, vol. 5, no. 1 , spring 1997
Annual lecturer John Dillenberger; visiting scholar Francis Higman; students' experiences in Tübingen and Paris

Desert Harvest, vol. 4, no. 1 , spring 1996
Heiko A. Oberman awarded the Heineken Prize; students' impressions of Geneva, Salzburg, and Paris; alumni look back from positions at Hope College (Michigan), Stanford University, and Southern Utah University

Desert Harvest, vol. 3, no. 1 , spring 1995
Annual lecturer Jaroslav Pelikan; students abroad in Mainz, Toronto, and Geneva; alumni look back from positions at the University of Cincinnati, University of Groningen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Alberta

Desert Harvest, vol. 2, no. 1 , spring 1992
Annual lecturer Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi; students abroad in Cambridge and Tübingen

Desert Harvest, vol. 1, no. 2 , spring 1991
Three Division Fulbrights awarded; student anticipates long-awaited year in Tübingen

Desert Harvest, vol. 1, no. 1 , fall 1990
Anti-clericalism Conference

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