On Friday I outlined what my American Historical Association 2013 conference plans were, but my interests in digital history, 20th c. American evangelicalism, sacred space, and so on, aren’t for everybody. I failed to point out quite a lot of other interesting American religious sessions that you could attend.Here are more options for you.
You’ll note a heavy emphasis on Catholics and American Christianity. That’s thanks to the AHA-affiliated conferences of the American Catholic Historical Association and the American Society of Church History. There are hardly any sessions discussing America’s extensive non-Christian religious traditions. Remember that’s why many of us go to both the AAR and the AHA. It’s more than feeling well-rounded, it’s the biases of the conferences (beyond their emphases on religion and history) that encourage different kinds of conversations and exchanges.
Since there are so many, I’m leaving these without comment. No slight is intended–I just don’t have time to annotate them all!
All links lead to the AHA digital program for more information about the sessions.
Canadian Catholic Influences in America (Thursday 1-3pm)
The Christian Origins of the American Century (Friday 8:30-10:00)
Religious and Sexual Revolutions: Politics, Conflicts, and Stories, 1950-80 (Friday 8:30-10:00)
Cracking the Mormon Monolith: Problematizing the LDS Identity Construction (Friday 10:30-12:00)
Cotton Mather as Historians of Jews in The Biblia Americana (Friday 10:30-12:00)
Evil in America from the Early Republic to the Christian Right (Friday 2:30-4:30)
Sex, Gender, and Catholic Identity (Friday 2:30-4:30)
A Matter of Individual Choice: The Lives of American Catholic Converts (Friday 2:30-4:30)
The Private Lives and Social Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Religious Women (Friday 2:30-4:30)
Catholics and the Civil Rights Struggle (Saturday 9:00-11:00)
Liberal and Evangelical Women, Social Reform, and the Problem of Categorization (Saturday 9:00-11:00)
Black Catholicism and Black Religion in American Religious History (Saturday 9:00-11:00)
Catholic Architectural History (Saturday 2:30-4:30)
Nineteenth Century America (Sunday 8:30-10:30)
American Protestant Constructions of the “Holy Land” (Sunday 8:30-10:30)
Beyond Consensus: American Intellectual and Political Life, 1945-73 (Sunday 11:00-1:00)
Religion and Sexuality in America’s Cold War (Sunday 11:00-1:00)
The Study of Religion and the Teaching of History (Sunday 11:00-1:00)
Christianity and Politics in the Early Nineteenth-Century Americas (Sunday 11:00-1:00)
Let me know if you spot anything I missed or links that go astray! Enjoy and see you on Saturday for the Tweetup at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar at 8pm!