2012 Conference

7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY: 

RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS,

CO-SPONSORED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY, CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Boston University, MARCH 22-23, 2012

faithful republic

Book based on conference proceedings now available!

http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15379.html

Thursday, March 22, 2012:

9:00 -9:30 COFFEE AND PASTRIES

9:30     WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Bruce Schulman (Boston University), Tony Badger (Cambridge University), Julian Zelizer (Princeton University)

9:45-11:45 SESSION I–RELIGION AND LIBERAL POLITICS

Moderator: Jon Roberts, Boston University

–Matt Hedstrom (UVa), The Rise of Spiritual Cosmopolitanism: Liberalism and Cultural Politics in the Twentieth Century

–Alison Colis Greene (Mississippi State), “A ‘Divine Revelation’?: Southern Churches

Respond to the New Deal”

–Lily Geismer, Claremont McKenna), “Religion and Liberal Political Activism in the Suburbs.”

12:00-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-4:00 SESSION II–GOD AND MAMMON

(BUSINESS, EDUCATION, RELIGION, AND POLITICS)

Moderator: Tony Badger, Cambridge University

–Kevin Kruse (Princeton), “‘Freedom Under God’: Corporations and Christian Libertarianism in Postwar America”

–Sarah Gordon (Penn), Teaching Religion:  Faith and Practice in Public Schools in the 20th Century

–Darren Dochuk (Purdue), “Fighting for the Fundamentals: Energy, Evangelicalism, and the Protestant Politics of Oil in the Early Twentieth Century.”

4:30-6:00        RECEPTION

 7:00                 INFORMAL DINNER (OPTIONAL) FOR PARTICIPANTS

 Friday, March 23, 2012:

 9:00-9:30        COFFEE AND PASTRIES

9:30-11:30      SESSION III–FOUNDATIONS: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE LONG 19TH CENTURY

Moderator: Sarah Phillips, Boston University

–John McGreevy (Notre Dame), “American Politics, Global Catholicism”

–David Mislin  (BU), “Preserving the Family, Saving the Nation: Catholic-Protestant Ecumenism and the Politics of Divorce in Late Nineteenth-Century America”

—-Stephen Tuck (Oxford) , “The Doubts of Their Fathers: the Secular Origins of the Civil Rights Movement.

11:45-1:30      LUNCH

1:30-3:30        SESSION IV: RELIGION AND CONSERVATIVE POLITICS

Moderator: Julian Zelizer, Princeton University

–Bethany Moreton (UGa), Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Post-Industrial Work

–Andrew Preston (Cambridge), “Anti-Ecumenism in Evangelical and Fundamentalist Politics”

–Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola), “The Sacred and the Secular: A Reconsideration of Late Twentieth-Century Suburban Uprisings”

3:30-4:00        BREAK

4:00-5:00        CONCLUDING SESSION

–Comments By Julian Zelizer, Tony Badger, and Bruce Schulman

–Discussion of Future Steps With Audience

7:00                 CONCLUDING BANQUET (ARTU RESTAURANT)