Race, Slavery, and Land. Moravian Legacies in a Global Context, 1722-2000

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2022
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Slavery, Race / Ethnic Studies

We are inviting paper proposals for a symposium on Race, Slavery, and Land. Moravian Legacies in a Global Context, 1722-2000  to be held in-person at Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA, November 4-5, 2022. June 2022 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of Herrnhut by Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf, the 290th of the sending of the first two Moravian missionaries to the Danish West Indies (present U.S. Virgin Islands), and the 281st of the founding of Bethlehem on the land of the Lenape nation. More than ever before institutions, movements, and communities are facing their own histories and the role of racism and slavery therein.  This calls for the rethinking and investigation of the interactions of race, slavery, and land in Moravian institutions and communities across global contexts. Proposals addressing any facets of these themes are welcome, especially those that address indigenous communities and especially from early career scholars. Conference planners intend to include selected papers for publication. Please send a proposal of 300 words and a CV to Professor Heikki Lempa, Department of History, Moravian University  at: lempah@moravian.edu by April 30, 2022 EST.

Craig Atwood, Christopher Hunt, Jamie Paxton, Heikki Lempa


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Professor Heikki Lempa

Moravian University

Bethlehem, PA 18018


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