Underground Railroad Research Forum
Call for Papers: Role of Religion in the URR
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CFP: Lincoln's Era: The Role of Religion in the Underground Railroad (Cincinnati: Nov.6-8, 2008)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Lincoln's Era: The Role of Religion in the Underground Railroad November 6-8, 2008 / Cincinnati, Ohio
The conference also foregrounds the roles of faith in the anti-slavery movement with a special focus on Abraham Lincoln's evolution and Christian, Islamic, and Jewish anti-slavery advocates.
Break-Out Sessions on the following topics:
Who should attend: Religious Leaders, Lay Members, as well as Academic and Non-Academic Scholars, and Students
Cost: Participants can attend the entire conference or individual events.Registration for the entire conference, except for the bus trips, is $150 per person. Registration includes membership to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Individual Events: Tickets for individual activities can be purchased in advance beginning September 1: Thursday morning faith tours, Thursday night keynote address, Friday luncheon speaker, or spirituals concert.
Call for Papers: The conference committee invites scholars, faith leaders and activists from all disciplines to make presentations in Cincinnati on the role of faith or religion in the spread of anti-slavery activism in the 1800s and the lessons for today for cooperation across the faith divide.
The Freedom Center and NKU support and value all scholarship examining the history and lives of peoples involved in the Underground Railroad movement.
Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2008.
Please submit 250 word abstracts or paper proposals electronically to:
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