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The Society of Early Americanists Special Topics Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, March 1-4, 2018

Religion and Politics in Early America

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Sponsored by:

  • The Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
  • The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
  • The Society of Early Americanists
  • St. Louis University
  • Washington University in St. Louis

This conference will explore the intersections between religion and politics in early America from pre-contact through the early republic. All topics related to the way religion shapes politics or politics shapes religion—how the two conflict, collaborate, or otherwise configure each other—will be welcomed. We define the terms “religion” and “politics” broadly, including (for example) studies of secularity and doubt. This conference will have a broad temporal, geographic, and topical expanse. We intend to create a space for interdisciplinary conversation, though this does not mean that all panels will need be composed of multiple disciplines; we welcome both mixed panels and panels composed entirely of scholars from a single discipline.

The deadline for proposal submissions has passed.

More information about the conference will be forthcoming here on this webpage and on the conference website: https://sites.wustl.edu/religionpolitics2018/

If you have any questions, please email Abram Van Engen at religion.politics.2018@gmail.com

Thank you!

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