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  • Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2001
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      >CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
      >
      >"Promised Lands: The Bible, Christian Missions, and Colonial Histories in
      >Latin Christendom, 400-1700 AD."
      >
      >A workshop to be hosted by the Committee for Medieval Studies and the
      >Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British
      >Columbia, 24-26 October 2002.
      >
      >"Latin Christendom" is understood to include European missions to Asia
      >and the Americas, "mission" to embrace all forms of religio-political
      >expansionism. The aim of this exploratory workshop will be to bring
      >together scholars working on chronologically and geographically separated
      >theatres of christianization.
      >
      >Papers are invited on such topics as
      >
      >(1) narratives and theories of territory, conquest and settlement derived
      >from or referred to the Bible,
      >
      >(2) emergent histories of Christian empire and of the medieval and early
      >modern nation, and
      >
      >(3) ideas and stories of "land-title," "nationhood" and "empire" among
      >colonized/christianized peoples before, during and after the experience
      >of Christian missions.
      >
      >Comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives will be especially
      >welcome.
      >
      >Send a short biography and proposal (max. 500 words) to
      >
      >Mark Vessey or Christine Jones,
      >Department of English,
      >University of British Columbia,
      >397-1873 East Mall,
      >Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1.
      >mvessey@..., jonesc@...,
      >fax 604-822-6906.
      >
      >Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2002.
      >
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