Conference on Moravian History and Culture Program
Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11

Sponsored by Moravian College, the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem,
and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Pietism at the University of Halle, Germany

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Thursday, October 9 Schedule
3:00-5:00pm   Registration (Hearst Hall, Brethren's House)
     
Friday, October 10 Schedule
8:00-8:30am   Registration (Hearst Hall, Brethren's House)
8:30-8:45am   Welcome, Dean Gordon Weil, Moravian College
9:00-10:45am   1. Moravians and Native Americans (Gemeinhaus)

Chair: Jamie Paxton, Moravian College

a. Rowena McClinton, Southern Illinois University: Moravian Missionary Anna Rosina Gambold and Her Sojourn in the Cherokee Nation 1805-1821

b. Claudette Robertson, Claudette, Stillwater, Oklahoma: The Massacre of Moravian Christian Indians in Eastern Pennsylvania 1715-1790

c. Mark Everingham, Southwestern University and University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and Edwin Taylor, University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN), Nicaragua: Moravian Missions in the Nicaraguan Mosquitia from 1894 to 1936. Spiritual Conversion and Resistance in Indigenous Communities

Comment: Jean Soderlund, Lehigh University

11:00am-12:30pm   2. Rituals and Practices (Gemeinhaus)

Chair: Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Moravian College

a. Jared Burkholder, Grace College: Betwixt and Between: Moravians, Liminality and the Tragic Tale of Jacob Lischy

b. Bettina Hessler, Northwestern University: The Physical Self in an Eighteenth-Century Moravian Atlantic World

c. Peter Vogt, Niesky, Germany: "Gloria Pleurae!" - The Adoration of the Side Wound of Jesus in 18th Century Moravian Piety

Comment: Heikki Lempa, Moravian College

12:30-1:30pm   Lunch (Hearst Hall, Brethren's House)
1:30-2:30pm   Lecture/Recital: Singers from the Old Economy Village (Peter Hall, Brethren's House)
3:00-5:30pm   3. The Historical Self-Concept of the Moravians (Peter Hall, Brethren's House)

Chair: Bart Shaw, Cedar Crest College

a. Julie Tomberlin Weber, Winston-Salem: Mapping Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf´s Legacy to the Moravian Church

b. Keri Davies, Nottingham Trent University, UK (Retired): "The Swedishman at Brother Brockmer´s": Moravians and Swedenborgians in Eighteenth-Century London            

c. Craig D. Atwood, Wake Forest University: Apologizing for Zinzendorf: Spangenberg´s Idea Fidei Fratrum

d. Peter Yoder, University of Iowa: Zinzendorf the "Anti-Pietist"? Applying Prototype Theory to Zinzendorf´s Self-Conception

Comment: Katherine Faull, Bucknell University

7:30-9:30pm   Concert (Central Moravian Church)
     
Saturday, October 11 Schedule
9:00-11:30am   4. Encounters with Foreign Worlds (Peter Hall, Brethren's House)

Chair: Thomas Cragin, Muhlenberg College

a. Pia Schmid, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: John Heckewelder´s "An Account of the History, Manners and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighbouring States" (1918). A Missionary as Protoethnologist

b. Helen Blouet, Syracuse University: Burial and Commemoration in the Former Danish West Indies and Moravian Communities: A Milieu of European and African Practices

c. Crystal Jannecke, Stellenbosch University, South Africa: The Construction of a Moravian Identity at the Clarkson Moravian Mission Station in South Africa

Comment: Bethany Wiggin, University of Pennsylvania

12:00-1:30pm   Lunch (downtown extablishments)
1:30-3:30pm   5. Transatlantic Networks (Peter Hall, Brethren's House)

Chair: Michael Baylor, Lehigh University

a. Alexander Schunka, University of Stuttgart, Germany: Gateway to the Wider World: German Protestants in London and the Atlantic Colonies

b. Riddick Weber, Winston-Salem: Herrnhaag Remembered: Transatlantic Influences of Wetteravia on Wachovia

c. Jonathan Yonan, Eastern University: The Fulneck Single Brethren in 1772 and 1773: A Second Sifting Time?

Comment: Gregg Roeber, Pennsylvania State University

3:45-6:00pm   6. The Origins of Subjectivity in Autobiography and Biography (Moravian Lebensläufe or Memoirs) (Peter Hall, Brethren's House)

Chair: Paul Peucker, Moravian Archives

a. Kerstin Bast-Haider, Görlitz, Germany/Read by Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College: Die Diakonissen von Emmaus-Lebensgeschichten

b. Holly M. Kent, Lehigh University: "Writing to Take the Place of Talking": Racial Politics and Regional Identity in the Diary of Mary Holland Rice

c. Andrew Burgess, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: Kierkegaard´s Taler, Moravian Reden

d. Anne Folke Henningsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark: The Autoethnography of William S. Mazwi, Black Moravian Minister in South Africa

Comment: Robert Beachy, Goucher College

6:30pm   Reception (Clewell Hall, Brethren's House)
7:00-10:00pm   Banquet (Clewell Hall, Brethren's House)