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CfP: The Uses of ‘Religion’ in 19th Century Studies

Uses of Religion in Nineteenth Century StudiesBARS members might be interested in an upcoming conference on ‘The Uses of ‘Religion’ in 19th Century Studies’, which will be hosted by the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University from the 16th to the 19th of March 2016.

The conference will engage with questions being asked ever more frequently among scholars of the nineteenth-century in a variety of disciplines concerning the category, “religion.” Scholars have recently noted the uniquely modern, Western character of “religion,” which grew up alongside notions of “the secular” and was deeply entangled with the historic realities of the formation of state power, imperial expansion, and discriminatory portrayals of non-Europeans. The conference will feature 15 select presentations that will extend our understanding of the uses of “religion” and inform future academic conversation.

Further details, including the full Call for Papers, can be found on the Browning Library website.