To inaugurate the 250th anniversary celebration of the Wachovia Settlement in North Carolina, the history department of Wake Forest University with support from the Max Kade Foundation is sponsoring a symposium exploring the influence of German Moravians in both the Atlantic World and North Carolina. Organized by Michele Gillespie and Robert Beachy, the symposium brings together some 20 historians of early modern Germany and early America, scholars who share a commitment to the study of German and German-American Pietists, and the Moravians in particular. Working on similar themes across the Atlantic, these academics are not necessarily aware of each other's work. The symposium thus creates an opportunity to establish and develop interconnections between the Old World context of these early German immigrants, the broader network of Moravian communities, and their relationships to Old Salem and the American Southeast.
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