Second Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture

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Second Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture
Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 2-5, 2011

We are pleased to announce the Second Biennial Conference on Religion and
American Culture, to be held at the new J.W.  Marriott in downtown
Indianapolis, June 2 through June 5. The theme for this meeting is “change,”
focusing both on changes in religion in North America over time and changes
in how we understand the topic. Scholars from multiple perspectives will
serve on interdisciplinary panels. The conference schedule is given below.

Like the conference in 2009, the room will be set up in a circle with
audience members on risers around the central round table. This set-up
promotes more participation from the audience and deeper conversation among
the panelists and those surrounding them. The hotel is again conveniently
located in downtown Indianapolis among restaurants, museums, and public
parks – all very conducive to continuing conversations begun in sessions.

Thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment, we have reserved a block of rooms at
the J.W.  Marriott at the special rate of $74.50 per night. Once those rooms
have sold out, rooms will be $149, so please be sure to reserve your room
right away. Early registration rates are available until May 5. To reserve
your room, register for the conference, or print a copy of the schedule,
please go to www.iupui.edu/~raac/<http://www.iupui.edu/~raac/>. (Note: the
special hotel rate of $74.50 will not appear on the screen but will be
billed correctly.)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 2

Arrival and Registration
Opening Reception

Friday, June 3

PART A: CHANGING WHAT “RELIGION” MEANS
“What are our academic assumptions about religion?”
Panelists:             Penny Edgell (Sociology, University of Minnesota)
Robert Orsi (Religious Studies, Northwestern
University)
Ann Taves (Religious Studies, UC Santa
Barbara)

“Revisiting the secularity/secularization question”
Panelists:             Tracy Fessenden (Religious Studies, Arizona State
University)
Paul Froese (Sociology, Baylor University)
Rhys Williams (Sociology, Loyola University
Chicago)

PART B: CHANGING RELIGION IN A CHANGING CULTURE

“Religion’s role in political identity”
Panelists:             Edward Curtis (Religious Studies, Indiana University
– Purdue University Indianapolis)
Paul Djupe (Political Science, Denison
University)
Clyde Wilcox (Government, Georgetown
University)

“Religion’s role in immigration and globalization”
Panelists:             Gerardo Marti (Sociology, Davidson College)
Timothy Matovina (Theology, University of
Notre Dame)
Fenggang Yang (Sociology, Purdue University)

Saturday, June 4

“Religion’s role in personal identity”
Panelists:             Sylvester Johnson (Religious Studies, Indiana
University-Bloomington)
Sally Gallagher (Sociology, Oregon State
University)
Laurie Maffly-Kipp (Religious Studies,
University of North Carolina)
“Market models for understanding religion”
Panelists:             Roger Finke (Sociology, Pennsylvania State
University)
James Hudnut-Beumler (Vanderbilt Divinity
School)
Kathryn Lofton (American Studies and
Religious Studies, Yale University)

PART C: CHANGES IN THE FUTURE, REAL AND IMAGINED
“Changes in the understanding and uses of scripture”
Panelists:             Charles Cohen (History and Religious Studies,
University of Wisconsin)
Kathleen Flake (Vanderbilt Divinity School)
Charles Hambrick-Stowe (First Congregational
Church, Ridgefield, CT)

“The future of religion in America”
Panelists:             David Daniels (Church History, McCormick Theological
Seminary)
Mark Silk (Religion, Trinity College)
Julie Byrne (Religion, Hofstra University)

Concluding reception

________________
Philip K. Goff, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor, Religious Studies and American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation

I.U. School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
425 University Blvd., CA 417
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140
Phone: 317-274-8409
Fax: 317-278-3354
Email: pgoff@iupui.edu<mailto:pgoff@iupui.edu>
Website: www.iupui.edu/~raac/<http://www.iupui.edu/~raac/>

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