6:00pm-6:15pmWelcoming Address
6:30pm-8:00pmOpening Keynote
David A. Copeland
Elon University, NC
Religious Press, Print Culture, and Defining the Nation
9:00am-10:15amMethod Keynote
David Paul Nord
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Religion, Reading, and Readership
10:30am-12:15pmPanel 1: Print Cultures and Early Transatlantic Religious Communication
Oliver Scheiding
Universität Mainz
Fraktur Writings and Print Culture in the
Early German-Language Atlantic World
Andreas Pietsch
Universität Münster
Old Books for a New World: John Henry Miller’s Catalogus von mehr als 700 meist Deutschen Büchern (1769)
Rainald Becker
Universität Bayreuth
Catholic Print Cultures. German Jesuits and North America
12:15pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-4:15pmPanel 2: Nineteenth Century Religious Press and Print Culture
Shari Rabin
Yale University, CT
People of the Press: The Occident, the Israelite, and the Origins of American Judaism
John M. Giggie
University of Alabama, AL
The Development of African American Religious Print Culture and Sacred Identity, 1865-1905
Damien Schlarb
Universität Mainz
‘A Rendezvous of Advanced Philosophers and Free Thinkers’: Skepticist Publishers and Literary Scene of Early Nineteenth-Century New York
Julius Bailey
University of Redlands, CA
Public Opinion, Social Issues, and the African American Religious Press
6:30pmConference Dinner
9:00am-10:15amCase Study Keynote
Gisela Mettele
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
Circulation of Knowledge, Moravians, and Globalization
10:30am-12:15pmPanel 3: Missionary Periodicals and Transnational Religious Networks
Felicity Jensz
Universität Münster
Communities of Knowledge: Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Moravian Missionary Networks and the Religious Press
Ashley E. Moreshead
University of Delaware, DE
American Missionary Magazines and the Promotion of Cosmopolitan Evangelicalism
Judith Becker
Leibnitz Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz
International missions in national mission periodicals. The depiction of a global world in the early Nineteenth century
12:15pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-4:15pmPanel 4: Twentieth Century Protestant Press
Matthew S. Hedstrom
University of Virginia, VA
Commodification and the ‘Cultural Victory’ Thesis: Liberal Religious Publishing in the Twentieth Century
Jana Hoffmann
Universität Bielefeld
Mainline Ideals of Marriage and Gender Roles in the 1970s Columns of the Magazine The Christian Home
Elesha Coffman
University of Dubuque, IA
Marketing the Mainline: Circulation, Advertising, Design, and Identity in The Christian Century
Anja-Maria Bassimir
Universität Mainz
‘A long-caged lion roars’: Evangelical Periodical Publications
4:15pm-4:30 pmCoffee
4:30pm-6:15pmPanel 5: The Online Age: Contemporary Religion and Identity
Nabil Echchaibi
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Muslim Communities and the online migration of the diasporic press
Frank Neubert
Universität Bern
Connecting and Educating Hindus: Hinduism Today and the Mediatization of a Global Hinduism
Michael Kinsella
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Portraying the Near-Death Experience: Experience, Authority, and Authorship in the Afterlife Movement
From 6:15pmFree evening
10:00am-11:15amConcluding Keynote
Candy Gunther Brown
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Religious Press and Print Culture
11:30am-12:30pmFinal Discussion
2:00pm-4:00pm'Highlights Tour' Mainz for those interested


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