New cover art for Cloister Talk: The Pennsylvania German Material Texts Podcast has been unveiled, and it reflects the upcoming season’s slight shift of tone and content.
The new season, titled “Pathways in Pennsylvania German Studies,” will broaden the scope of the podcast and provide a fulsome exploration of the state of Pennsylvania German studies today, while exploring possible directions for the Pennsylvania German Studies of tomorrow. The new cover art captures visually both the mystery and spiritual depth inherent in early Pennsylvania's German Protestant traditions.
Season 4 of Cloister Talk is scheduled to debut in winter, 2022/2023. Check back soon for more updates! In the meanwhile, catch up on previous episodes at https://anchor.fm/cloistertalk. Research and production of Season 4 of Cloister Talk was supported by the Jacob M. Price Digital Fellowship at the William L. Clements Library, a rare book and manuscript library at the University of Michigan, that specializes in print and manuscript materials on the history of North America and the Caribbean, with particular strengths in 18th and 19th century American history. Learn more at https://clements.umich.edu/.
New Season of Cloister Talk: The Pennsylvania German Material Texts Podcast will Explore Exciting Directions in Pennsylvania German Studies
I am delighted to share news of the upcoming season of Cloister Talk: The Pennsylvania German Material Texts Podcast, which will be titled “Pathways in Pennsylvania German Studies.”
After three seasons of the podcast devoted to deep dives into topics covered in my book, The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania, Season 4 will expand the podcast’s scope and consider what lies ahead in Pennsylvania German studies, and ponder how the scholars of today and tomorrow can build on the wonderful work of yesterday.
This new season of the podcast is sponsored by the Jacob M. Price Digital Fellowship at the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan and will launch during the winter. Episodes include captivating conversations with leading and emerging artists and scholars in the field, as well as close considerations of fascinating manuscripts. I look forward to sharing more information about the season as I put the final touches on it in the weeks ahead. Look for new episodes of Cloister Talk just in time for the colder, darker months: as always, I hope that the podcast serves as a contemplative companion for those who, like myself, find themselves thinking about faith, spirituality, rare books, and manuscripts.
If you have not yet listened to earlier seasons of the podcast, please be sure to do so by visiting https://anchor.fm/cloistertalk.