Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting Religion Network Panels

The Religion Network of the Social Science History Association invites you to attend the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-15, 2015. Further information, including registration details, is available on the SSHA website ( We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Religious and Racial Boundaries (Thursday, November 12, 3:15-5:15PM)
  • Keith Lyon, “The Sound and the Frenzy: Sacralized Space, Emotional Displays, and Social Structure at Nineteenth Century American Camp Meetings”
  • Richard Boles, “Antislavery, African Americans, and Pluralistic Churches in the American North, 1770-1820”
  • Andrea Althoff, “Divided by Faith and Ethnicity: Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Race in Guatemala”
  • Samuel Nelson, “Bombay Catholicism in Black and White: Irish and Eurasian in British India from Religious to Racial Rules of Difference”
Discussant: Aliza Luft

Religion and Law (Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:30PM)
  • David Buckley, “Institutional Flexibility, Reproductive Health Policy, and Religious Exemptions in the United States and the Philippines”
  • Luke Wagner, “What Is a Hindu State? The Expectations of Hindu Nationalists in Nepal”
  • Sinem Adar, “Legal Pluralism: An Institutional Mechanism of Fostering Belonging”
  • Matthias Koenig, “Religious Minorities in International Human Rights Law: Historical Trajectories and Sociological Conflict Dynamics”
Discussant: Philip Gorski

Roundtable Discussion: Global Abolitionisms (Friday, November 13, 8:00-10:00AM)
  • Peter Stamatov
  • Angela Alonso
  • Seymour Drescher
  • Kevin Grant
  • Jonathan Sassi
  • John Oldfield
Chair: Maartje Janse

Religion and Social Class (Friday, November 13, 10:15-11:45AM)
  • Rhys Williams, “Religion and British Labour Movements”
  • Iida Saarinen, “Turning Laborer’s Sons into Cosmopolitan Priests: A Prosopographical Study of Scottish Roman Catholic Seminarians, 1818-1878”
  • John Macaulay, “Urban Unitarians vs. Rural Trinitarians: Town Liberals in the Planter Old South”
Discussant: Keith Lyon

Religion and Genocide (Friday, November 13, 2:15-4:15PM)
  • Rogers Brubaker, “Modalities and Mechanisms of Violent Conflict: Is Religion Special?”
  • Ronald G. Suny, “Rationality, Affect, and Faith: The Young Turks and the Armenian Genocide”
  • Yektan Turkyilmaz, “‘Ordinary Muslims?’ Evaluating the Religious Vocabulary of Mass-Mobilization in the Armenian Genocide”
  • Robert Braun, “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: Evidence from Rescue Networks in Twente during the Holocaust”
Discussant: Ates Altinordu

Protestantism and Progressive Politics (Saturday, November 14, 8:30-10:30AM)
  • Heath Carter, “Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago”
  • David Mislin, “The Limits of Clerical Influence: Liberal Protestants and Religious Pluralism in Progressive-Era America”
  • Melissa Wilde, “Who Were the Social Gospelers? Race, Class, and Religion on the Eve of the Depression”
  • Heather White, “Hosting Gay Pride: Urban Churches and Gay Liberation in New York, 1969-1973”
Discussant: Damon Mayrl

Author-Meets-Critics: After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion, by Anthony Petro (Saturday, November 14, 10:45AM-12:45PM)
  • Courtney Bender
  • Melani McAlister
  • Jenny Trinitapoli
  • Trevor Hoppe
  • Heather White
Author: Anthony Petro

Author-Meets-Critics: Grounds for Difference, by Rogers Brubaker (Saturday, November 14, 10:45AM-12:45PM)
  • Jennifer Hochschild
  • Philip Gorski
  • Matthias Koenig
Author: Rogers Brubaker

Religious Cultures: Knowledge, Image, and Practice (Saturday, November 14, 1:30-3:30PM)
  • Frode Ulvund, “Travelling Representations: Images of Mormonism in Scandinavia, 1850-1900”
  • Jeffrey Guhin, “Technologies of Moral Authority: Power, Practices, and Making Sense of the World through Science and Scripture”
  • Baris Buyukokutan, “Keeping Cross-Aisle Ties Going: The Ebbs and Flows of Orientalism in the Turkish Field of Literature”
Discussant: Melissa Wilde

Religious Networks, Advocacy, and Government in the Early Modern World (Saturday, November 14, 3:45-5:15PM)
  • Catherine Arnold, “To Commiserate with Their Distressed Condition: Religiosu Networks and Humanitarian Interventionism in Early Modern Europe”
  • Craig Gallagher, “This Long Wished and Prayed For Privilege: Scottish Religious Networks and the Glorious Revolution in the Atlantic World”
  • Daniel Jones, “The Butcher, the Bastard, and the Bear: Family Networks and Religious Opposition in Early Modern Bern”
Discussant: Ruth Braunstein

Religion and Politics in Global Perspective (Sunday, November 15, 8:00-10:00AM)
  • Elisabeth Becker, “Re-Placing Stigma? The Reception of Mosques in Contemporary Germany”
  • Anne Taylor, “Asceticism, Alchemy, and Autonomy: The Intersection of Faith and Knowledge in Puritan Opposition to the English Empire”
  • Julia Sloan, “Catholic Identity in the Cold War US”
Discussant: Matthias Koenig

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