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Ergebnisanzeige "Envisioning the "Old World": Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg and Imperial Projects in Pennsylvania"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelEnvisioning the "Old World": Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg and Imperial Projects in Pennsylvania
BeschreibungEnvisioning the "Old World": Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg and Imperial Projects in Pennsylvania


Thursday, November 29

5:00 pm
Keynote Address
Hartmut Lehmann (Director Emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen): “The Middle of the Eighteenth Century as a Turning-Point in Transatlantic History”
Introduction: Frank Trommler (Professor Emeritus of German, University of Pennsylvania)

6:30 pm
Opening Reception

Friday, November 30

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 1: Pedagogy
Rosalind Beiler (Professor of History, University of Central Florida): “Reflections of the ‘Old World’ in Visions of the ‘New': Proposals for Early Pietist Education and Settlement in Pennsylvania”
Jürgen Overhoff (Professor of History, University of Hamburg): “Gottlieb August Francke, Friedrich Michael Ziegenhagen and Benjamin Franklin: On the importance of the Paedagogium Regii in Halle for the Philadelphia Academy”
Jan Stievermann (Professor of the History of Christianity in America, University of Heidelberg): “‘Old’ Creeds in a ‘New’ World: The Struggle for German-Reformed Identity in Colonial Pennsylvania”
Moderator: Lynn Lees (Professor of History, Vice-Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Session 2: Material Culture
Cynthia Falk (Professor of Material Culture, SUNY - Oneonta): “Communicating through Wood and Stone: Building a ‘New World’ Identity in Pennsylvania”
Lisa Minardi (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware and Assistant Curator, Winterthur Museum): “Revolution at Home: The Muhlenberg Family and Their Material World”
Don Yoder (Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Folklore, and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania): “Using the Mühlenberg Journals to Reconstruct the Emerging Pennsylvania Dutch Culture of the Eighteenth Century”
Moderator: Robert Saint-George (History, University of Pennsylvania)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 3: Print Culture
Tanya Kevorkian (Professor of History, Millersville University): “Hymns and the Emergence of a Lutheran Religious Culture in Pennsylvania”
Oliver Scheiding (Professor of American Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz): “Envisioning the ‘Old World’ and Early Religious Magazines in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World”
Tekla Bude (Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania): “‘A Lily Blooming’: The Early Hymnals of the Ephrata Press”
Moderator: Bethany Wiggin (Professor of German, University of Pennsylvania)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
McNeil Center Seminar
Patrick Erben (Professor of English, University of West Georgia): “‘Wie ein Nimrod/Like a Nimrod’: Language Confusion in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Atlantic”
NB: This paper will be pre-circulated, not read.
For access to the paper, please register.

Saturday -- December 1

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 4: Pastoral Trouble - Lutherans and Moravians
Craig Atwood (Professor of Moravian Theology and Ministry Director of the Center for Moravian Studies, Moravian Theological Seminary): “Zinzendorf’s American Plan as a Threat to the Old World Establishment”
Wolfgang Flügel (Professor of Theology, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg): “The ‘Old World’ and the ‘New World’:: Halle-trained Pastors and the shaping of identity of the German Lutherans in Pennsylvania”
Moderator: Tim Wengert (Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of the History of Christianity, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Session 5: Transnational and Translingual - Oppositional Communities
Jon Sensbach (Professor of History, University of Florida):
“‘A Burdensome and Expensive Business’: Henry Mühlenberg and the German Debate over Slavery ”
Bethany Wiggin (Professor of German, University of Pennsylvania): "'Rechte Kinder (wie die Indianer sagen) von dem alten fried-liebenden William Penn' / ‘True Children (as the Indians say) of Old Peace-Loving William Penn’: Christoph Saur, The Friendly Association, and the Opposition to War with the Delaware"
Maurice Jackson (Professor of History, Georgetown University):
“Friend Anthony Benezet”
Moderator: Max Cavitch (English, University of Pennsylvania)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 6: Hybridity and/or Creolity
Katie Faull (Professor of German, Bucknell University): “Women, Migration and Mission: Native and European Negotiations of Susquehanna Country”
John Smolenski (Professor of History, University of California, Davis): “Creolizations in the Old and New Worlds: Figuring Pennsylvania in an Atlantic Context”
Moderator: Daniel Richter (Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Director, McNeil Center for Early American Studies)

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion
Gregg Roeber (Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University)
Hartmut Lehmann (Professor of Medieval and Modern History, University of Kiel)
Patricia Bonomi (Professor Emeritus of History, New York University)
Moderator: E. Ann Matter (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

A reception will follow the roundtable

Organized by Bethany Wiggin (Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures)
Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and DAAD
With generous support from the School of Arts and Sciences Conference Support Fund, the University Research Fund, E. Ann Matter (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies), and the Departments of English, History, and Religious Studies

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KontaktdatenName/Institution: Nicholas Theis / University of Pennsylvania 
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