| Detroit Photographic Co., "Army and Navy [Soldiers and |
Sailors] monument, Indianapolis, Indiana," Library of
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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. Lofton will also be joining the omnipresent Ed Blum and several others on a plenary session, What is U. S. Intellectual History? If that alone is not worth the price of admission, the conference will host a roundtable on what is being called the "theological turn" in American history. This panel is the brainchild of Lilian Calles Barger, the author of Eve's Revenge who just recently completed a wonderful dissertation on liberation theology at UT Dallas. Joining Barger will be Molly Worthen, K. Healan Gaston, Matthew Hedstrom, and Andrew Finstuen.