On September 20th, 11am (J. Balkevičius room) we have the pleasure to invite you to a lecture Confessional Culture in Old Lithuanian Texts by Markus Falk – PhD researcher at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Abstract: In the lecture I will present the subject-matter and first results of my doctoral thesis, currently under preparation at the Chair of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Humboldt University Berlin. The new concept of confessional culture, which is intended to complement the older concepts of confessionalization and counter-reformation in German historical science, will be applied to Old Lithuanian texts from the 16th and 17th c. The traditions of different confessions following the reformation will be compared with respect to their confessional culture. As a non-official language, Old Lithuanian is attested relatively late and in few text types. For this reason I will introduce a new hypothesis concerning the order of appearence of Old Lithuanian text types according to their relative importance in different confessions.
The lecture will be held in English.