Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Religions in the Early Americas

May 12–14, 2016 • The Huntington Library

Introduction | Program: May 12 • May 13 • May 14 | Papers

Friday, May 13, 2016

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Session 1

Chair: Joshua Piker, William and Mary Quarterly

Mark Valeri, Washington University in St. Louis
Religions of the World and Conversion in the Eighteenth Century

Rachel Wheeler, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Respondent

2:00–3:00
Session 2

Chair: Joshua Piker, William and Mary Quarterly

Mairi Cowan, University of Toronto, Mississauga
“Black-Robed Demonology,” a Chapter from Demons in New France and the Spiritual Anxieties of Early Canada

Erik Seeman, University at Buffalo, Respondent

3:00–3:30
Coffee
3:30–4:30
Session 3

Chair: Brett Rushforth, William and Mary Quarterly

Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
Rumors and the Religious Imagination in the Early Restoration

Janet Moore Lindman, Rowan University, Respondent

4:30–5:30
Session 4

Chair: Brett Rushforth, William and Mary Quarterly

Katharine Gerbner, University of Minnesota
Christian Slavery: Protestant Missions and Slave Conversion in the Atlantic World

Owen Stanwood, Boston College, Respondent