Blog Profile / Religion in American History

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Know Your Archives: Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Today's guest post continues our Know Your Archives series in which contributors and readers submit essays about archives of interest to those researching religion in American history. Today's guest post takes us to Cordova, Tennessee...Show More Summary

Call for Participants: NAASR Job Market Workshop

Alongside the AAR/SBL this year in Boston, NAASR will host its third annual job market workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career scholars to receive feedback on their application materials from senior scholars with experience...Show More Summary

CFP for The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts

Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018Saint Francis UniversityLoretto, Pennsylvania 15940(Click here for a PDF of the CFP) This conference is a celebration of the Liberal Arts. It brings together traditional research presentations, an art show/open mic, and an Ethics Bowl. Show More Summary

Crossings & Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014 (book preview)

This post offers a very brief preview of a volume of essays on post-restoration Jesuits edited by Stephen Schloesser and Kyle Roberts of Loyola University and published with Brill. As readers of this blog are well aware, the Jesuits were “restored” in 1814 by Pope Pius VII after being suppressed by Pope Clement XIV in 1773. Show More Summary

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion Now Available for Subscription

Lauren Turek The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, a massive compendium of peer-reviewed essays on a range of topics in religion and religious history, is now available for subscription from Oxford.The "Religion in America" heading...Show More Summary

Book Forum on Weisenfeld's New World A-Coming

Emily Suzanne ClarkIf you have not read or even just skimmed Judith Weisenfeld's recent award-winning (!) book New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity in the Great Migration, get yourself a copy. The book is fantastic, and all this week our friends over at Black Perspectives will be running a forum on the book. Show More Summary

History Department Job Postings in U.S. Religious History

Andrea L. Turpin It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For job-seekers in U.S. religious history, Dickens seems to describe the history department market this year. The best of times: there is more than one tenure-track job specifically dedicated to U.S. Show More Summary

Funding Opportunities from the Cushwa Center AND Five Questions with Katherine Dugan

Benjamin J. WetzelThe Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism is pleased to announce the annual deadline to apply for travel grants from the Cushwa Center. The center offers four types of grants for projects related to the study of American and transnational Catholicism. Show More Summary

Congregational Time Capsules

Elesha Coffman A mismatch pervades much scholarship in American religious history. Whereas most Americans experience their religious tradition primarily at the level of the individual congregation, most of us who write about religious...Show More Summary

Congrats to Contributor Emily Suzanne Clark & #luminousbros!

Religion in American History would like to give a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to RiAH Contributor Emily Suzanne Clark and her book A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans for receiving the Southern Historical Association's Francis B. Show More Summary

Teaching 9/11

Michael Graziano On the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I wanted to take a moment to learn more about how others teach 9/11. In my research, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between U.S. national security and American religion. Show More Summary

Digitized Native American Reservation Photographs

Cara Burnidge "Indian woman and young girls in front of tents," Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency, September 17, 1947 [ 285835] Today, the National Archives's "Spotlight on the Records" highlighted digitized records that may be of interest to readers: Native American Reservation Photographs. Show More Summary

Back to School with Cotton Mather

Jonathan Den HartogWith Labor Day past, the new semester has started in earnest, and I'm excited to be teaching "American Religious History" yet againWith this iteration of the class, I've aimed to shake things up a bit by changing out some of the readings. Show More Summary

R&AC Proceedings, Experiences as a Grad Student

Today, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture made its Proceedings available. This publication allows those who were not able to make it to Indianapolis in June to access the ideas shared at the conference. Or, for those like me, it helps attendees view those ideas with fresh eyes. Show More Summary

CFP: U.S. Catholic Historian theme issue on War and Peace

Lauren Turek The U.S. Catholic Historian recently shared this call for papers for a future issue on the theme of "War and Peace." Here is the announcement with all of the details for proposing a contribution:"For thirty-five years the U.S. Show More Summary

When Not to Speak Truth to Power: Thoughts on the Historiography of the Social Gospel

Today's guest post comes courtesy of Guy Aiken. Guy graduated in May with a PhD in Religious Studies (American Religions) from the University of Virginia. His dissertation was on the American Friends Service Committee in Germany and Appalachia between the world wars. Show More Summary

Incorporating Religion into the U.S. History Survey

Andrea L. TurpinI’m trying something new this semester. After six years of teaching roughly the same books in my U.S. history survey class (1877-present), I’m changing most of them up. Yay for the time tenure provides! My motivation is two-fold. Show More Summary

Fall Preview: Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

Benjamin J. Wetzel(on behalf of the Cushwa Center)As usual, the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame is hosting a lineup of events this fall that will be of wide interest to scholars of American religion. Show More Summary

New Books in American Religious History: 2017 Year in Preview, Part Three (September-December)

Erin Bartram, William Black, Michel Sun Lee, and Moxy Moczygemba Four of us—Erin Bartram (University of Hartford), William Black (Rice University), Michel Sun Lee (University of Texas at Austin), and Moxy Moczygemba (University of Florida)—are...Show More Summary

Racialized Christianity's Roots: Willie Jennings's The Christian Imagination

Racialized Christianity's Roots: The Christian Imagination As historians, you all know this, but it's worth stating anyway: we are shaped by our contexts – theological, geographical, class, race, family, gender, national, etc. Sometimes we begin to really see the water in which we swim by stepping into another stream. Show More Summary

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