Session at the Annual Meeting of the AHA – Denver, January 5-8, 2017

Simone Lässig and Kerstin von der Krone attended the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, which took place in Denver on January 5-8, 2017.

Together they oragnized the session “The Dynamics of Religious Knowledge: Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Modernity”, which explored religious knowledge as a signifier for the transformation of social and cultural orders on the threshold of modernity. Three papers — presented by Anthony Steinhoff (University du Québec à Montreal)Jana Tschurenev (Göttingen University) and Kerstin von der Krone — focused on different religious groups and regions between the early nineteenth and twentieth century and addressed changes in religious semantics and practices as well as the importance of the familiar in the struggle to navigate socio-cultural change. David M. Luebke (University of Oregon) served as commentary and Simone Lässig chaired the session.