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:
Millerites and Seventh Day Adventists
Women’s rights movement
and many others
The conference schedule and logistical information is available here. The program looks great. The keynote speakers are Darryl Caterine, LeMoyne College, "The
Haunted Grid: Nature, Electricity, and Indian Ghosts in the Age of
Industry," and Phil Arnold, Syracuse University, "The Great Law of Peace
I'll highlight my own panel, bright and early (well, 9:30 am) on Saturday morning:
Session 1a: Reforming Sex, Race, & Authority: Antebellum Networks of Religious & Political Unorthodoxy
Chair and respondent Faye Dudden, Colgate University
"Frances Ellen Watkins and the Subversion of the Free-Soil Party"
Marcia Robinson, Syracuse University
"Religious and Sexual Respectability in the Antebellum Women’s Rights Movement"
Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University
"Colored Churches and the Ethics of Antebellum Authority"
Joan Bryant, Syracuse University
Please check out all the interesting papers/panels. And, in early May, the weather in Syracuse should be nice!