New World(s) of Faith

Penn Law

Conference Details

June 12-13, 2013

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Wednesday June 12

2:45 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tanenbaum 112

Dean Michael A. Fitts, Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
3:00-4:15 pm Faith and Outsiders in Spanish America
Tanenbaum 112

Kif Augustine-Adams, Brigham Young University
Counting Chinese in a Catholic Country: The 1930 Mexican Census and Religious Difference

Orlando Rivero-Valdés, University of Pittsburgh
Afro-Cuban Religions and Brujería in Post-Colonial Cuba, 1898-1938

Commentators: TBA
4:15-6:30 pm Keynote Address and Reception
Clock Lounge

Dylan Penningroth, Northwestern University

Faith and Property in African American History

6:30 pm Dinner for presenters and commentators

Thursday June 13

10:00-11:30 am Faith and Freedom in Nineteenth Century United States
Tanenbaum 112

Abigail Cooper, University of Pennsylvania

“A Mere Form”: Marriage Rites and Lived Religion  in the Refugee Camps of the American Civil War

Lucas Volkman, University of Missouri
Turmoils and Temporalities: The Slavery Question and Church Property Disputes in Missouri

Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Irvine
Debt, Death, and Redemption: Toward a Soterial-Legal History of the Turner Rebellion

Commentators: William Novak, University of Michigan
11:45-1:00 pm Faith and Colonialism in the Early Atlantic World
Tanenbaum 112

Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, New York University
Horizons of Conquest: Slaving, Taxation, and Natural Law in the Colonial Atlantic
 
Ana Schwartz, University of Pennsylvania
The Colony’s Two Bodies: Writing Law in Puritan New England, 1629-1641.

Commentators: Richard Ross, University of Illinois
1:00-2:30 pm Lunch
Courtyard (Clock Lounge in inclement weather)
2:30-4:00 pm Faith and Citizenship in a Secular Polity
Tanenbaum 112

Winston Bowman, Brandeis University
A Civil Death: Mormon Disenfranchisement in the Mountain West

Kellen Funk, Princeton Univeristy
“This Stone Which I Erect Shall Be a House of God”: Disestablishment and Religious Corporations in New York, 1784-1854

Jeffrey Perry, Purdue University
“For the Peace of Society”: Baptist Church Discipline and Legalities in Early Kentucky

Commentators: Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania
4:15-5:30 pm Faith and Government in Modern America
Tanenbaum 112

Kathleen Holscher, University of Minnesota
School Prayer, Bible Reading, and the Catholic Vocabulary of Religious Freedom in Mid-Century America

Ronit Stahl, University of Michigan
Basic Training: The Unintentional Consequences of the Education Requirements for Military Chaplains

Commentators: Barbara Young Welke, University of Minnesota
5:30 pm Closing Reception
Clock Lounge
6:00 pm Wrap Up
Clock Lounge
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania
Richard Ross, University of Illinois