A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Keywords: Werewolves, Renaissance, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Witchcraft, Criminals, Wolves The sixteenth century was marked by a period of significant change from the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the Reformation that created instability and anxiety. Together with the popularity of prints and superstitious beliefs fuelled by repeated war and death from disease and famine, sixteenth-century Germany was… Continue reading A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany

German Nazi Party Members in South Australia’s Barossa Valley

I was interested in an article that was trending on Twitter on the history of Nazis and the far-right in Australia. I was intrigued being of German heritage (on my father’s side) of the photo of men dressed surrounding a Nazi flag, which was taken in the Barossa Valley in 1935. My ancestors migrated to… Continue reading German Nazi Party Members in South Australia’s Barossa Valley

Exhibition: Luther’s Reformation

Martin Luther: Prophet, Hero and Saviour Hans Baldung Grien, 'Portrait of Martin Luther', illustrated on the titlepage of Marin Luther, Acta et res gestae D. Martini Lutheri in Comitns Principu Vuormaciae, Anno, Strasbourg, 1521, Munich, Bayerische StaatsBibliothek.  Martin Luther referred to himself as Germany's 'faithful teacher’ and ‘prophet of the Germans’ and in essence, the… Continue reading Exhibition: Luther’s Reformation