Postings by Steve Moyer

Martin Luther: A Conversation Part II

Martin Luther (1483–1546) by Heirich Aldegrever
Craig Harline, professor of history at Brigham Young University, received an NEH Public Scholar grant to write about Martin Luther between the years 1517 and 1522. His book, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. Part II of a two-part conversation between Craig Harline and EDSITEment follows.How did Luther’s ninety-five theses take hold so quickly?Read More »
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Martin Luther: A Conversation Part I

Martin Luther, engraved by Theodore Knesing
Craig Harline, professor of history at Brigham Young University, received an NEH Public Scholar grant to write about Martin Luther between the years 1517 and 1522. His book, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. Part I of a two-part conversation between Craig Harline and EDSITEment follows.How did you become interested in Martin Luther, and when did you decide to write a book about him? Read More »
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Some Preliminary Thoughts on Contemporary Poetry

Natasha Trethewey during the Witter Bynner Fellowships Awards Ceremony
“Poetry is a very large house, and there are many kinds of poetry.”—Sam Hamill, poet, translator, former publisher, and cofounder of Copper Canyon PressRead More »

Eight Tips for Making the Most of a Museum Field Trip

Student group at the Musee d’Orsay
For seasoned teachers as well as the newly minted—whether elementary or secondary—here are some ways you can enrich visits to museums by structuring them in the same way as for your classroom activities.Match content with grade level and interest;Choose a manageable bite of an institution’s collection;Create a diversity of sensory engagements.A little attention given in advance to how to shape the students’ visit will pay off immeasurably in what they take away from their time viewing an institution’s collections.Read More »
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