Biennial Boston College Conference on the History of Religion: “Religious Identities”
The Department of History at Boston College announces the second Biennial Conference on the History of Religion to be held on March 14-15, 2008. In recent years historians of religion have increasingly considered the variety of categories that shape both institutional and individual religious identity. These categories include ethnicity, race, socio-economic standing, gender, and political affiliation. At the same time, historians recognize that religious affiliation is only one of many factors that shape an individual’s personal identity. This year’s conference includes a broad spectrum of papers from both graduate students and established scholars with varying geographical and chronological emphases. The conference features a keynote address by Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and author of American Judaism: A History.
We encourage both graduate students and established scholars to attend what will be two days of stimulating intellectual discussion and conversation.
For further conference details including a schedule, registration form and travel information go to: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/history/about/religion_conference.html or contact Sarah K. Nytroe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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