Working Groups

 

YOUNG SCHOLARS OF AMERICAN RELIGION
(2016-2018 cohort)

With support from Lily Endowment, The Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis selects ten earlier career scholars to participate in guided research, teaching, and professional development. Now in its 25th year, the Young Scholars program has accumulated a wealth of resources such as its collection of syllabi in American religion and the research of its past participants and seminar leaders.

RELIGION AND U.S. EMPIRE SEMINAR

This working group brings together scholars from various fields to examine the relationship between religion and U.S. empire from the American Revolution to present. Hosted by the Kripke Center at Creighton University, this seminar encourages critical reflections on the theoretical approaches to nationalism, imperialism, and religion as well as applications of those methods and theories to historical narratives of American history. More information in this seminar can be found at its AAR Group page.

 

WILSONIANISM AND THE LEGACIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
(SHAFR Summer Institute, 2014)

day230_inside1Marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, this SHAFR Summer Institute considered the set of ideas collectively known as “Wilsonianism.” Although Woodrow Wilson’s full agenda failed domestically, the ideas he advanced, including collective security, free trade, and self-determination continue toinfluence international affairs. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty members discussed their own work related to Wilsonianism and the legacies of the First World War and discussed current scholarship on the topic with established scholars in the field.

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