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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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The Bible in American Life: CFP (Religion in American History)

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Call for Papers:  The Bible in American Life
Conference: 6-9 August 2014, Indianapolis, IN

The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis welcomes individual paper proposals on the topic of the Bible in American Life. Focusing on how Americans past and present have used the Bible in their daily lives, the conference (6-9 August 2014 in Indianapolis) will be interdisciplinary in nature, with scholars from various perspectives offering analyses from historical, cultural, sociological, and theological approaches, among others.

Thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, the Center for the Study of Religion ...

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ASCH Heads to Oxford (Religion in American History)

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Heath Carter

The American Society of Church History will hold its spring meeting jointly this year with Britain's Ecclesiastical History Society.  Oxford University will host the conference, which is set for April 3rd-5th.

The Harcourt Hill campus of Oxford Brookes University, where most of the sessions will unfold
 The meeting's primary theme is "Migration and Mission in Christian History."  As the call for papers explains: "From the scattering of the Jerusalem Church in 70 CE through the 'barbarian' invasions of the Roman Empire, the Anglo-SAxon and Viking settlements of England, and the migrations of the religious refugees in the Reformation ...

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Race and Religion in American History: Conference at Princeton (Religion in American History)

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Race and Religion in American History: Conference at Princeton, March 7-8, 2014
PosterMost often when scholars of religion in America invoke “race,” they use the term to signal the inclusion of African Americans in their work rather than to mark a sustained engagement of racial categories, concepts, or the functions of race in a given context. In such cases, people of African descent alone bear the burden of racialization, and the failure to theorize race results in the reification of particularly American practices as obvious, transhistorical and universal. Even when scholars address “peoples of color” other than those of African ...

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Upcoming conference on religion and music seeks papers (Religion in American History)

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This will be of interest to some readers of RiAH:
Proposals should be about 250 words long, should include the proposed title, audio-visual requirements, the author’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation, and should be sent to Monica Phonsavatdy (m.phonsavatdy@utoronto.ca) by February 23rd, 2014 (for first round), or April 27th (second round).

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CFP: Religion and Sexual Revolutions in the U.S. (Religion in American History)

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By Monica L. Mercado


It's that time of year when course evaluations for the previous term roll in, and I've been pleasantly surprised by student reflections on my Fall 2013 course, Sex and Sexualities in Modern U.S. History, some articulating the goals of the course even more elegantly than I did:
I think there are some ways in which I previously thought of sexuality as a private matter between individuals, but this class has constantly challenged me to think about the multitude of ways in which larger cultural, economic, political, and religious forces have shaped individual’s sexual identities, experiences, ...

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The Cushwa Center’s Seminar in American Religion (Religion in American History)

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Heath Carter

Twice a year the University of Notre Dame's Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism hosts a Seminar in American Religion (SAR).  As many readers of this blog can testify, these are "can't miss" events.  All faculty within striking distance of South Bend are invited to participate; there are also a limited number of spaces available for graduate students.

The Seminar kicks off on a Friday evening with cocktails and dinner, and then picks up on Saturday morning with a three-hour discussion of a major new book in the field of American religion (note: if you register ...

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