Archive for the ‘Announcements’ category

CFH Newsletter

March 13, 2011

For those of you who did not see the newest CFH newsletter, check it out here.

Be sure to check out the newsletters for calls for papers and announcements of news for the larger organization.


What are you learning?

March 10, 2011

Allow this post to be an open invitation for submissions from CFH grad members to post thoughts/reflections/ideas that you’re learning.

Sure it’s a busy time of the semester… sure you have a million things to do… but really, how much time would it take to write up 250-500 words on something that’s tugging at your heart?

If there’s anything I’m learning from *Confessing History* it’s that I need to spend more time reflecting on my own learning. Let’s hear what you are observing.

Submit ideas or entries to care of the graduate student representative, Greg Jones.

GRAD CONFERENCE: Northeastern University

February 27, 2011

*This is a graduate student conference.*
Northeastern University’s Third Annual Graduate History Conference, March
12-13, 2011, Boston, MA.

Northeastern University’s History Graduate students would like to announce
our upcoming graduate conference, Redefining World History, March 12-13,

The conference will take place on the third floor of Shillman
Hall. Registration begins at 8:15 on Saturday the 12th, and  Dr. Peter Gran
(Temple University) will deliver a keynote address at 5:15 that evening. A
reception at the Dockster Hall Commons (in the Law School) will follow his
address. Panels will resume Sunday morning, and a 1:30 roundtable on
“Practicing Knowledge: Applying World History” will close the conference.

The complete schedule can be found at our website:

Please direct questions or correspondence to

Second Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture

February 22, 2011

[Taken from H-Net]

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<>. (Note: the
special hotel rate of $74.50 will not appear on the screen but will be
billed correctly.)


Thursday, June 2

Arrival and Registration
Opening Reception

Friday, June 3

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

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


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

“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
Sally Gallagher (Sociology, Oregon State
Laurie Maffly-Kipp (Religious Studies,
University of North Carolina)
“Market models for understanding religion”
Panelists:             Roger Finke (Sociology, Pennsylvania State
James Hudnut-Beumler (Vanderbilt Divinity
Kathryn Lofton (American Studies and
Religious Studies, Yale University)

“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
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

Featured Books Series

February 1, 2011

After some discussions with willing participants, the CFH Grad Blog is going to begin a series of “Featured Books” to highlight the work of CFH members, topics of interest to the group, and in particular help followers of the blog keep up to date on current historiography.

If you have a book you’d like to have featured on the Featured Books Series on the CFH Grad Blog, feel free to contact Greg Jones at  These will not be typical book reviews.  They will be, at the discretion of the post author, an opportunity to highlight books that are of interest to our readers.

New Link: The Way of Improvement Leads Home

January 10, 2011

Please check out the new link on the right hand side of our blog “The Way of Improvement Leads Home.”  This award-winning blog, hosted by the CFH’s own John Fea (Messiah College) discusses many of the concerns of CFH members regarding history and politics.

“The Way of Improvement Leads Home” features a series of “dispatches from graduate school” written by Cali Pitchel McCullough, a PhD student at Arizona State University.  Cali’s reflections can be found at

Be sure to comment on Cali’s posts and get involved as we, grad students, share this journey together.

Baylor Conference Announcement

November 18, 2010

Attention Graduate Students, we are wanted!   Please check out the following link about a conference at Baylor University.