Blog Profile / Religion in American History

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Women's History/Catholic History: New Initiatives at the Cushwa Center

Benjamin J. WetzelAlthough women's history is inseparable (or should be!) from our national narratives, the month of March serves as a time to reflect specifically on women's contributions to American history. Even more specifically,...Show More Summary

Conference Recap: Religion and Politics in Early America

Jonathan Den HartogI've just returned from the Religion and Politics in Early America Conference in St. Louis, and I'm still processing all the great ideas that emerged.First, the important details: the Conference was convened by the...Show More Summary

Response to the forum on Wenger's Religious Freedom

Our blog has recently hosted a series of reviews on Tisa Wenger's Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (2017). See these previous entries here. We conclude with a response from the author. Tisa WengerIt is truly...Show More Summary

Graziano on Wenger's Religious Freedom

This is the final review in our round table on Tisa Wenger's Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (2017). For previous entries, see reviews by Kime, Zubovich, and Su. Look for a response from the author tomorrow!...Show More Summary

Su on Wenger's Religious Freedom

This is the third entry in our review round table on Tisa Wenger's Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (2017). For previous entries, see reviews by Kime and Zubovich. Anna SuWenger’s Contested History is the...Show More Summary

Call for Applications: Jewish Studies Institute for Graduate Students

Lauren TurekI recently came across this call for applications for an exciting looking summer school intended for graduate students working on Jewish history and cultural studies, broadly defined:Out of This WorldThe Supernatural in Jewish...Show More Summary

Zubovich on Wenger's Religious Freedom

This is the second entry in our review round table on Tisa Wenger's Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (2017). For previous entries, see here. Gene ZubovichOne of the big stories of the twentieth century is the transition from empires to nation-states as the basis of world order. Show More Summary

Review Roundtable on Wenger's Religious Freedom

This essay kicks off our review roundtable on Tisa Wenger's recent book, Religious FreedomThe Contested History of an American Ideal (2017). Over the course of this week, we'll hear from a number of scholars about their response to the book before concluding with Wenger's response. Show More Summary

Undergraduates Actually Want a Liberal Arts Education

Andrea L. TurpinUndergraduate students actually want a liberal arts education—when presented with the arguments for it. How do I know?First, some background: this year the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University approved a unified core curriculum for all of its students, from physics majors to English majors. Show More Summary

French Catholicism in the Early American West: Five Questions with Gabrielle Guillerm

Benjamin J. WetzelGabrielle Guillerm is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation will examine French Catholicism in the early American west. She was awarded a 2017 Cushwa Center Research Travel Grant to pursue work on this topic at the Notre Dame archives. Show More Summary

2018 Young Scholars Announced

The Center for Religion & American Culture announced its 2018 Young Scholars in American Religion. Religion in American History would like to give a hearty congratulations to the new cohort: Joseph Blankholm, Assistant Professor of Religious...Show More Summary

In Memoriam: Fr. Thomas Buckley

Jonathan Den HartogI may have been reading the wrong publications, but I was shocked to find out at the start of this year that Fr. Thomas Buckley, S.J. had passed away late last year (announcements here and here). Fr. Buckley's death is a great loss to American religious history. Show More Summary

New Books in American Religious History: 2018 Year in Preview, Part One (January-April)

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 excited to present part one of the 2018 book preview list!...Show More Summary

Music and the Undergraduate Classroom

By: Emily Clark and Lauren TurekIn the middle of January, the wonderful Rachel Lindsey asked her Facebook community for their recommendations on songs for a playlist for her American Christianity course. This got Lauren and I (Emily) messaging each other about how we use music in our classrooms. Show More Summary

Truth, Sincerity, and Trump: A Brief Anecdote

Charles McCraryLast December, I defended my dissertation, “Sincerely Held Religious Belief: A History.” I’m now at work on the book, and one of my first tasks has been mercilessly chopping the fatty bits out of the manuscript. So, I present to you today one the first fatty bit, a short prologue. Show More Summary

Recapping the American Catholic Historical Association Meeting: A Guest Post from Stephanie A.T. Jacobe

Stephanie A.T. JacobeStephanie A.T. Jacobe received her Ph.D. in history from American University in Washington, D.C. and also holds an M.A. in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She currently serves as...Show More Summary

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

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