U.S. Intellectual History Blog

2014 Conference Update

S-USIH conference program imageThe 2014 USIH Conference schedule is almost ready for release!

In the meantime, we wanted to draw attention to few of the events we have planned:

On Thursday night, the conference will open with a plenary on THE IDEOLOGY PROBLEM IN TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP. Panelists will include Andrew Hartman, Susan Curtis, David Sehat, Christopher Shannon, and Michael Kramer.

The KEYNOTE ADDRESS will be given Friday night by Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, and Divinity, and Director of Undergraduate Religious Studies, at Yale University. Readers can find out more about Dr. Lofton HERE  and read an interview with her about U. S. Intellectual History HERE.

On Saturday afternoon, we will hold another plenary, WHAT IS U.S. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY? This discussion will be led by Dan Wickberg, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Kathryn Lofton, Ed Blum, and Andrew Jewett.

Our annual Book Award panel will take place on Saturday evening.

Food and drink receptions will precede both the keynote on Friday and the Book Award on Saturday.

In addition to these sessions, the 2014 conference will also feature a number of standout panels on subjects ranging from greed, media, and global intellectual history to Alfred Kazin, Christopher Lasch, and the culture wars.

Finally, look for more information on some new additions to the USIH conference, including “mentor breakfasts” and “dinner clubs” (smoking jackets and cigars optional).