500 Years Late, Martin Luther's Impact on the World Today

Jan 18, 2018

500 years ago, Martin Luther published his famous 95 Theses, which some say triggered the start of the Reformation. It was a turning point in world history with lessons that may offer us a better understanding of the world we live in today.

On this edition of UWM Today, our guest is an internationally recognized scholar who is an expert on early modern Europe, and so much more. Merry Wiesner-Hanks, a Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s History department, recently appeared on a PBS special about Martin Luther.

Merry was also editor in chief of the recently completed nine volume Cambridge World History. This year she begins serving as president of the World History Association.