New World(s) of Faith

Penn Law
Legal History New Worlds of Faith Conference

New World(s) of Faith: Religion and Law in Historical Perspective, 1500 - 2000

June 12-13, 2013 | University of Pennsylvania Law School

New Worlds of Faith will explore the ways that religion and law have functioned in the Americas, from colonial periods through 2000.

Although we do not intend to limit proposals by such examples, we would be interested in papers on witchcraft prosecutions, citizenship and religious identity, protections (or not) for religious speech and worship, legal repression of indigenous faiths, and so on. The conference will focus on showcasing the work primarily of junior scholars, including both graduate students and nontenured faculty, although senior scholars’ work will also be welcome. This conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, and University of Michigan Law Schools, and the University of Chicago History Department.

Event Location

University of Pennsylvania Law School | 3501 Sansom Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104

Co-Sponsors

The University of Pennsylvania Law School and Department of History

The American Society for Legal History

The University of Michigan Law School

The University of Chicago Law School

The University of Minnesota Law School and Department of History

The University of Illinois School of Law