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Cushwa Center Grants and Spring Events (Religion in American History)

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With the end of the fall 2014 semester rapidly approaching (yikes!) I want to take this opportunity to publicize some upcoming grant deadlines, calls for papers, and spring events that will be sponsored by the Cushwa Center, so you can mark your calendars now if you're within traveling distance. (If you'd like reminders of these events as they approach, you can either write to us at cushwa -at- nd.edu and ask to be put on our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook.)

Speaking of traveling distance: if you don't live down the block, but would find research ...

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Religious Press and Print Culture Conference (Religion in American History)

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Elesha Coffman

I wrote this post early, because today I am at Johann Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, for a conference on Protestants and the religious press. Logical place for such a conference, don't you think?

The conference, part of a larger project on "Pluralism, Boundary-Making, and Community-Building in North American Religious Periodicals," features a mixture of European and American scholars. Keynotes will be offered by David A. Copeland (Elon University), David Paul Nord (Indiana University), Gisela Mettele (Friedrich Schliller-Universitat, Jena), and Candy Gunther Brown (Indiana).

I was thrilled to be invited to this conference, both because I've never been ...

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Digital Religious Studies @ AAR 2014 (Religion in American History)

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By Chris Cantwell

UPDATE: Just confirmed the final workshop will be Omeka. Updated the note below

Just a few brief announcements for those of you planning on attending the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting in sunny San Diego at the end of the month. There are a couple of fantastic panels, workshops, and sessions that focus on how technology is rapidly changing the study of religion. So if you're planning on attending, consider adding some digital humanities to your conference schedule.

First, I wanted to let everyone know about a late addition to the AAR program that may be ...

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The ASCH: Coming to Minneapolis (Religion in American History)

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Jonathan Den Hartog

In the spirit of Cara's recent post, I'm happy to point out that the American Society of Church History's Spring 2015 meeting is coming to Minnesota. I copy the full CFP below.

Let me preface it with 3 thoughts.

The Cathedral of St. Paul
1. As a Minneapolis resident, I'm delighted to invite people to the Twin Cities. By April, Spring will have arrived, and issues with snow will be minimal. The Cities (i.e., Minneapolis and St. Paul, together) are a great urban area generally, with lots of green space, high culture, and terrific restaurants. ...

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Daylight Savings Bonus Post: CFP and Conference Announcement Round Up (Religion in American History)

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RiAH has been receiving a number of conference announcements and calls for papers that may be of interest to readers. Since we've got an extra hour in our weekend, why not an extra post? Here's a round up of the latest. Unless there is a link, the full Call For Papers can be found after the jump.

Conference Announcement: Religion and Politics in 21st Century America, November 6, 2014 at Southern Methodist University (Sponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis and SMU Center for Presidential History)

CFP: "Religion ...

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Dispatch from Urban History Association (Religion in American History)

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Karen Johnson

Last weekend I was at the Urban History Associationconference in Philadelphia.  Urban historians today are framing their work in terms of metropolitan areas, and not just urban centers or peripheral suburbs.  They are also seeking to break down urban/suburban dichotomies and emphasize the diversity of the suburbs, as well as the continuities between cities and suburbs.

The panel I was on linked religion with cities ...

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Registration for THATCamp AAR2014 Now Open! (Religion in American History)

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Chris Cantwell

Gifts awaiting THATCampers
As I announced earlier in the summer, The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) will be making a return to the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting. And I'm thrilled to announce now that registration for THATCamp AAR2014 in San Diego is now open! Register here.

For those of you who are not familiar, THATCamps are "unconferences" devoted to considering how technology is changing the way humanists research, teach, and share knowledge. Where most conferences focus on the presentation of prepared research, THATCamps focus upon collaboratively learning new tools and techniques that individuals can take ...

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Historical Perspectives on War, Peace, and Religion – CFP (Religion in American History)

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Trevor Burrows

The Peace History Society has issued a CFP for their 2015 conference. The conference's theme is "Historical Perspectives on War, Peace, and Religion," and will be held at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. The full CFP follows below:


The PEACE HISTORY SOCIETY invites paper proposals for its ninth international conference: Historical Perspectives on War, Peace, and Religion, October 22-24, 2015 at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. The theme focuses on the interrelationships among war, peace and religion. This conference seeks to shed light on the relationship religious traditions ...

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The Histories of American Capitalism (Religion in American History)

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Heath Carter

Registration is now open for Cornell University's blockbuster conference on the Histories of American Capitalism, scheduled for November 6-8, 2014.  Keynote speakers include Julia Ott (the New School), Richard White (Stanford), Jackson Lears (Rutgers), Orlando Patterson (Harvard), Guy Standing (University of London), Nancy Folbre (Univ. of Massachusetts), and Peniel Joseph (Tufts).

The program is structured thematically, with sections on Built and Natural Environments; Race and Ethnicity; Democracy, State, and Nation; Gender and Sexuality; and Intellectual and Cultural.  That final section will be headlined by Lears' plenary address on "Capitalism and American Cultural History," and will include the ...

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Dispatches from the IUPUI Conference on the Bible in American Life (Religion in American History)

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By Chris Cantwell

One of the conference's many fine presentations.
As I noted in one of my earlier posts this summer, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis is wrapping a multi-year study of the Bible in American life. The study began with a survey, continued with an insightful report on the results of the survey, and is concluding with a conference that puts the report's results in broader historical, sociological, and theological contexts.

Well, the conference wrapped up its final session moments ago and I'm pleased to report ...

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The Theological Turn at U. S. Intellectual History (Religion in American History)

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Mark Edwards
Detroit Photographic Co., "Army and Navy [Soldiers and
Sailors] monument, Indianapolis, Indiana," Library of
Congress, Prints and Photographs Online.

The sixth annual meeting of the Society for U. S. Intellectual History (S-USIH)  will take place October 9-12 at the Omni Severin Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis.  More information can be found here, including the conference schedule which will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.  Readers of RIAH will note a number of familiar names on the program, including Kathryn Lofton, who will be delivering the keynote address on Bob Dylan and the search for belief in history. ...

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Religion at the Urban History Association Conference (Religion in American History)

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Karen Johnson 

This year, the Urban History Association is hosting its seventh biennial conference in Philadelphia from October 9-12.  I've put panels that might be of interest to blog readers below, excerpted from the program. 

Session 36: Religion and Migration in the Post-World War II North American City
Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University,“Liberal Judaism and the Creation of Metropolitan Urbanism in Postwar Detroit”

Elaine Pena, George Washington University,“Religion on the Move: Sacred Spatiality and Civic Engagement in Nuevo Laredo”


William Schultz, Princeton University,“The Making of Jesus Springs: Colorado Springs and the New Geography of Evangelicalism”


Commentator & Chair: Sarah Barringer ...

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The British Association of American Studies Conference, Northumbria University, April 2015 (Religion in American History)

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Randall Stephens

1955 was an eventful year on both sides of the Atlantic.  The Brooklyn Dodgers bested the New York Yankees in the World Series, thus giving Billy Joel a line for one of the worst songs ever written, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” For the first time in their history Chelsea F.C. won the Football League First Division championship. Doubleday published Will Herberg’s Protestant, Catholic, Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology. J. R. R. Tolkien rolled out the final in his Lord of the Rings series: The Return of the King. Speaking of Kings, Elvis ...

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THATCamp Returns to the American Academy of Religion (Religion in American History)

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By Chris Cantwell

Last year the American Academy of Religion hosted its first ever THATCamp--or, The Humanities and Technology Camp. By all accounts, it was a huge success. Nearly a hundred people came out to the AAR's annual meeting a day early to discuss the various ways the Internet and new media is changing how scholars of religion do their work. There were roundtables on envisioning a digital religious studies, discussions about social media in the classroom, and hands-on workshops where attendees learned how to use new tools and software for teaching and research.

Well, I'm thrilled to announce ...

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Onward, Philadelphia (and SHEAR 2014) (Religion in American History)

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Philadelphia postcard, 1900s (via SHEAR website)
The lazy, hazy days of summer aren't too lazy for those of us in the middle of moving boxes! I'm getting settled into Philadelphia this weekend, where I'll begin a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries as Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education at Bryn Mawr College, on July 1. There's a rich history of Catholic women's education in and around Philly, and I'm also excited to look into the history of Catholic women at the Seven Sisters while I'm exploring Bryn Mawr's College ...

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Jews and Judaism in the American World of “Difference” (Religion in American History)

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Laura Arnold Leibman

This week's American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) Biennial Scholars Conference on "Jews and Judaism in the American World of 'Difference'” marks an important shift in the field towards thinking about American Judaism as a relational identity.  Held the same three days as Brandeis University's conference on "Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America," both conferences attest to Jewish studies response to a broader trend in American studies to think beyond "national" boundaries and to see ethnicity as something created through social structures and interactions with other groups.

Held in Atlanta from June 10-12, ...

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Upcoming Conference on the Bible in American Life (Religion in American History)

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By Chris Cantwell

The Bible in American Life Conference
August 6-8, 2014
IUPUI's Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Indianapolis, IN

Many of you may have seen this announcement come across the wire last month, but for those who haven't IUPUI's Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is hosting a conference in early August on the Bible in American Life. The gathering is the culmination of a three-year study the Center undertook to document how Americans encounter and use the Bible in their daily lives. In March the Center released the results of ...

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Conference announcement (Religion in American History)

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High on your list of reasons to head down to Atlanta this June...

Jews and Judaism in the American World of "Difference": The 2014 Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History

http://www.ajhs.org/ScholarsConference2014/SCHOLARSCONF2014.htm

June 10-12, 2014

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Conference Announcement: Religion and Sexual Revolutions at the Danforth Center (Religion in American History)

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By Monica L. Mercado

Now that I've turned in my dissertation, I'm looking forward to leaving my office and getting back out into the world! I'm particularly excited about the lineup for the Danforth Center's next graduate student conference, "Religion and Sexual Revolutions." If you're in or around St. Louis next Friday, May 9, this looks worth a visit. University of Delaware historian Rebecca L. Davis will be giving the keynote, "Religion, Marriage, and Sexual Counterrevolutions," and our own Paul Putz will be presenting "'Endless Miseries, Ruined Lives, and Social Disasters': Marrying Parsons and Sexual Revolution in the ...

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Religion and the Natural Elements (Religion in American History)

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Note: Stephanie Brehm, a Ph.D. student at Northwestern, asked me to post this CFP for a conference on religion and the natural world next fall. Proposals are due in mid-May. Keynote speakers at the conference include Leigh Schmidt and Marilyn McCord Adams.

Call for Papers

 The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites graduate papers for a conference on “Religion and the Natural Elements,” to be held in Evanston, Illinois on October 31 - Nov. 2, 2014. We request abstracts by May 16, 2014.

Through this conference, we aim to cultivate new ways of thinking about religion and ...

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EIR/AAR Meeting: 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and their Heirs (Religion in American History)

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I hope to see some of you at the Eastern International Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, May 3-4, 2014 at Syracuse University. The theme of the conference is "19th Century Upstate New York Religions and their Heirs," and the conference organizers in the Department of Religion called for papers on the following topics:

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Millerites and Seventh Day Adventists
Oneida Community
Shakers
Mormons
Spiritualism
Anti-slavery movement
Women’s rights movement
Chautauqua movement
Social Gospel
and many others

The conference schedule and logistical information is available here. The program looks great. The keynote speakers are Darryl Caterine, ...

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Religion in California: Conference April 24-25 (Religion in American History)

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Today's guest post comes from Blaine Hamilton of Rice University, who informs us about the upcoming Religion in California conference to be held at the Graduate Theological Union, a spectacular location sitting right above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, and providing a panoramic view of the Bay Area. 

Later this month I am privileged to be participating in the Religion in California conference at the University of California-Berkeley.  This focused event was organized by our own Ed Blum, along with Lynne Gerber and Jason Sexton, and it has been graciously funded by the California American Studies Association, ...

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Why I Go to Academic Conferences (Religion in American History)

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by Laura Arnold Leibman

It’s that time of the year when spring break looms like a sunbeam of hope, and calls for conference papers and panels start piling up in my in box.  It is also the time of the year when local and specialty conferences will soon be upon us. As the child of academics, one of my early memories is of “family vacations” spent in conference hotels and of learning not to fidget during presentations. Why do we go to academic conferences? What do we hope to gain? Sometimes colleagues tell me that they have given up on ...

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Call for Papers: ASCH 2015 New York City Meeting (Religion in American History)

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Randall Stephens

Following up on Heath's post below about the ASCH spring meeting in Oxford, I post here Margaret Bendroth's CFP for the 2015 winter meeting in NYC.  The deadline is fast approaching, March 16, so please consider proposing panels or individual papers. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Society of Church History Winter Meeting 2015

The annual Winter meeting of the American Society of Church History (ASCH) will be held Friday to Monday, January 2-5, 2015, in New York, NY, in conjunction with the 129th annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA). We invite ASCH members to submit paper and ...

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