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From the beginning, the lecture as a form of instruction was closely associated with the institutions of higher education (Bildunguniversities, gymnasia illustria, Fürstenschulen, knight academies), and to this day it remains a key method of conveying knowledge in academic contexts. In Germany and most of Europe, it was and still is generally reserved for fully qualified graduate teachers of the academic rank of Professor (American ‘full professor’).

The Latin term lectio used in premodern times re…

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Wriedt, Markus, “Lecture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029890>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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