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Nov. 1: Lecture celebrates Martin Luther

Corey Campion
Corey Campion

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College history professor Corey Campion will give a lecture about Martin Luther on Nov. 1 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Campion, Ph.D., will give his talk, “The Reformation at 500: The Memory and Meaning of Martin Luther in Modern Germany,” at 7 p.m. in the Dreiling Seminar Room in Hood’s Coblentz Hall.

On Oct. 31, 1517, a Saxon professor of theology named Martin Luther published his now famous 95 Theses. Challenging the theological and political foundations of the Catholic Church, Luther’s text ignited a debate that soon spread beyond the academy and engulfed much of Europe in decades of impassioned debate and brutal war. Though Luther’s life preceded the formation of the German nation-state by more than three centuries, the professor-turned-revolutionary has remained an important reference point in the narrative of modern German history. Campion will talk about Luther’s life and his effect on Germany.

Campion is a scholar of modern European history and specializes in the history of Franco-German and trans-Atlantic relations. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on medieval, early modern and modern Europe; the history of war and society; African history; world history; and the history of globalization. At the graduate level, he teaches courses on modern Germany and the history of the modern West. His current research concerns the occupation of Germany by the western Allies after 1945 and explores the differences and similarities among French and American cultural occupation policies.

Beyond the College, Campion has lived and worked extensively in France and Germany and maintains an interest in the study of French and German language, culture and politics. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Georgetown University.

For more information, contact Aaron Angello at or 301-696-3211.