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Religion and the American Normal

This conference will explore the intersections of religion and constructions of the normal in twentieth and twenty-first-century American life. We consider three broad themes: the creation of American religious norms, the work religion has done to produce and maintain notions […]

Buddhist Studies Workshop: The Philosophy and Practice of Confession in Chinese Buddhism, 10th-13th Centuries

Lecture on confession in Buddhism by Shengkai (Tsinghua University).

Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes — Exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum

Image caption: Titus Kaphar, American, born 1976. Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar, 2016. Tar and oil on canvas, 152.4 × 121.9 cm. Collection of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, Kansas City, Missouri. © Titus Kaphar / image courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New […]

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Former Fellow Savage named Visiting Professor at Oxford

Penn’s Barbara D. Savage has been chosen as the Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford for 2018-2019.  Read more. 

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Beyond Stonewall: New Histories of Religion and Sexuality in America

Symposium organized by Wallace Best, Department of Religion, featuring Heather R. White, University of Puget Sound, author of Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights, and Anthony M. Petro, Boston University, author of After the Wrath of God: AIDS, […]

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Race and Religion in the Americas and the Atlantic World: A Conference in Honor of María Elena Martínez

This conference is in honor of the late historian, María Elena Martinez, whose work and influence crossed disciplinary, regional, and temporal borders. An area of her scholarship that has had a particularly broad impact has been rethinking the history of […]

The Texas Textbook Controversy: Crossroads Discussion with Jennifer Graber

Last year, along with academics across Texas, Professor Jennifer Graber signed on to a report circulated by the Texas Freedom Network pointing to imbalance and bias in the new Texas history textbooks’ representations of non-Christian religions, as well as misleading statements […]

Behind the Symbol: The Context and Legacy of Hypatia

The conference will bring together international senior scholars with Princeton Graduate Students to explore the context and legacy of Hypatia of Alexandria (350-415AD), and the proceedings will be published.  Sessions are free and open to the public.  No registration required.

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Constructions: History and Narrativity, Past, Present, & Future Conference

We are pleased to announce the Department of Comparative Literature’s second annual conference, Constructions: History & Narrativity, on October 23rd and 24th, 2015 at Aaron Burr 219. This year’s events will feature a mix of faculty and student speakers, including Professors Rei Terada (UC Irvine), […]

Amy Kittelstrom’s new book reviewed

“The Religion of Democracy” is reviewed on the Religion and American History blog.

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