Desiderius Erasmus was the intellectual rockstar of 16th-century Europe. Keynote speaker Dr. Greta Kroeker, along with students, professors and librarians, explore the influence of Erasmus on the Anabaptist movement, his ongoing relevance, and the value of preserving physical volumes. In the spirit of Erasmus’ use of new technology (printing), this in-person and virtual symposium connects participants with each other and Erasmus’ rare books at Mennonite institutions across Canada and the United States. Sponsored by the Marpeck Deans’ Fund.

Old Books Made New:

The Surprising Wisdom of Erasmus for Today

An Intercollegiate Symposium

Bethel College, Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center

Conrad Grebel University College, TBA

Eastern Mennonite University, Library 303

Goshen College, Newcomer 19

Friday, Nov. 4:

6:30 p.m. CST/7:30 EST

Saturday, Nov. 5:

8:30 a.m. CST/9:30 EST

9 CST/10 EST

11:15 CST/12:15 EST

12:15 CST/1:15 EST

1:15 CST /2:15 EST