Blog Profile / Religion in American History

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9 Questions with Matthew J. Cressler

I recently interviewed Matthew J. Cressler about his new book Authentically Black and Truly Catholic, published in 2017 with New York University Press. Matthew is no stranger to this blog -- he wrote regularly for RiAH for a few years -- and we are pleased to see his book in print. Show More Summary

U.S. Women, Gender, & Sexuality Papers at the American Society of Church History

Andrea L. TurpinI hope to see many readers at the annual conference of the American Society of Church History (ASCH) next week! This year the ASCH meets concurrently with the American Historical Association (AHA) in Washington, DC from Thursday, January 4 through Sunday, January 7. Show More Summary

"Exploring the Global History of American Evangelicalism": A Special Issue of the Journal of American Studies

Lauren Turek The Journal of American Studies recently ran a special issue entitled "Exploring the Global History of American Evangelicalism." According to organizers Kendrick Oliver, Uta A. Balbier, Hans Krabbendam, and Axel R. Schäfer,...Show More Summary

Cushwa Center Spring Events (and grant deadlines reminder!)

Benjamin J. WetzelAs final exams wind down and the fall semester ends, the Cushwa Center would like to announce several public events it will be hosting and/or sponsoring at the University of Notre Dame during spring 2018.1) The Seminar...Show More Summary

Faith in Black Power: Reflections on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in My Place

What happens when you rearrange a civil rights movement class to prioritize the North? The long civil rights movement framework, which has greatly influenced my own writing, explodes the traditional southern-focused, 1954-1965, King-based...Show More Summary

End of the Semester Reflections

Jonathan Den HartogBack in September, I had reported I was kicking off my "American Religious History" class this semester with some changes. Now, with the semester almost done, I figured a look back would be appropriate.Most importantly, I had promised some report on teaching Rick Kennedy's biography of Cotton Mather. Show More Summary

Democracy, Higher Education, and the Problem of the Common Good

Andrea L. TurpinA month ago I attended two national conferences on back-to-back weekends: the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (USIH) met October 26-29 in Dallas, TX and the History of Education Society (HES) met November 2-5 in Little Rock, AK. Show More Summary

5 Questions with Ronit Stahl

Lauren Turek Ronit Y. Stahl, a historian of modern American religion, law, and politics, is currently a fellow in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. Show More Summary

Paperwork Secularism and the Governance of American Religions

Charles McCraryToday I want to offer a few brief thoughts toward a theory of “paperwork secularism,” inspired by some AAR panels and recent blog posts. But first, an anecdote.In May 2010, the North Dakota Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

Religion and the World War I Centennial

Benjamin J. Wetzel Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial Wikimedia Commons From 2011 to 2015, historians of the Civil War occupied an enviable position: they had four long years to enjoy the 150th anniversary of the conflict, with...Show More Summary

Religion at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History

I did not attend all of the panels on religion at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. My brief reflections here are in response to the panels I did attend (including my own) but I also make mention of the many projects of interest to our readers. Show More Summary

Job Announcement: Religions in the Americas at University of Chicago Divinity School

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Religions in the Americas, effective July 1, 2018. Rank and salary are open. Junior candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.Religions in the Americas is...Show More Summary

YSAR 2018-2019 Applications Available

2016-2017 Young Scholars of American Religion co-hort: Elizabeth Jemison, Emily Suzanne Clark, Leigh Schmidt, Brett Grainger, M. Cooper Harriss, Rachel Gross, Brandon Bayne, Justine Howe, Cara Burnidge, Dan Vaca, & Kathryn Lofton [Not...Show More Summary

Religion at the U.S. Intellectual History Conference

Andrea L. TurpinI am looking forward to the annual conference of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) this coming weekend, October 26-29, 2017, at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center! (This Baylor professorShow More Summary

Introducing the Second Edition of "American Catholic History: A Documentary Reader"

Today's guest post comes from Catherine R. Osborne (a former postdoctoral fellow at the Cushwa Center). Catherine is now Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She is also...Show More Summary

Dispatch from Berkeley: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Elesha Coffman image credit here Last week I spent a fantastic, albeit smoky, few days out at Berkeley at a workshop on "Ecumenical Protestantism and Post-Protestant Secularism in the United States," convened by David Hollinger. The elegiac song I've used in my title was inescapable. Show More Summary

Job Announcement: Faculty Director, Black Church Studies

Duke University Divinity School is seeking a Director for the Office of Black Church Studies, effective July 1, 2018. The position is for a regular-rank member of the Divinity School faculty with the possibility of tenure at the associate...Show More Summary

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

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