EIR/AAR Meeting: 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and their Heirs



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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, 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 Center."

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!

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