This year the Religions in America Workshop will meet on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. in Swift 200. Lunch is usually served.
The schedule below is subject to change, so please check our main page for details the week before each event, or email email@example.com with questions.
Derek Buyan, PhD candidate, University of Chicago
“The Meaning of Our Creed: Dignity, Democracy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Christian Personalism,” Pre-circulated paper.
Joel Brown, PhD candidate, University of Chicago
“Homes for the ‘Least of These’: The Christian Social Activism of African American Women’s Clubs in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago,” Pre-circulated paper.
Pub night in Ida Noyes!
Erin Simmonds, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
“Religion, Sex, and the Law in American History,” Pre-circluated syllabus.
Dr. Daniel Vaca, Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of Humanities, Brown University
“Gospels of Efficiency in Gilded Ages,” Pre-circulated paper.
Pub Night! (University Pub, 6-7pm) No paper, just conversation
Karl Kuehner (MA Student, U. of Chicago)
“Modern Warriors: Jerry Falwell, The New Christian Right, and the Experience of Modernity” Pre-circulated paper
26 October (*12:30 – 1:30pm)
Russell Johnson (PhD Candidate, U. of Chicago), “The Struggle is Real: Understanding the American ‘Culture War’” Pre-circulated paper
10 November (2-4pm, Third Floor, Swift Hall)
David Hall (Harvard University), “Thinking across (Protestant) Reformations: Scotland, England, and New England, 1550-1640” (Co-sponsored with the Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture) Panel Respondents: W. Clark Gilpin, Margaret E. Burton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity and Theology, and Eric Slauter, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature No pre-circulated paper
Erin Simmonds (PhD Student, U. of Chicago)
“Battling ‘The Other’: Atheism’s Dual Role in the Evolution Debates of the 1920s” Pre-circulated paper
Kit Shields (PhD Candidate, U. of Chicago), “‘Written on Their Hearts’: Body, Imagination, and Slave Literacy” Pre-circulated paper