[UPDATE] CFP - "Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800"

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Trinity College Dublin
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"Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800"
16-17 September 2013, Trinity College Dublin

This conference, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, builds upon the recent recovery of interest in religion in the early modern trans-Atlantic world. With a focus on Catholics and Puritans, the conference will seek out fresh perspectives on religiously motivated activities and systems of belief, with an emphasis on those activities identified in their contexts as "radical." The organisers invite papers discussing literature and history, and topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Literary networks
• Writing from the religious, cultural or political margin
• Context and the notion of "radical" religion
• Author studies
• Social networks
• Transmission and reception of theological ideas
• Contest and cooperation
• Primitivism and restorationism in the new world
• Catholicity in contrasts

Please submit a 300-word abstract, accompanied by a 100-word biography, for a 20-minute paper to Kathleen Miller (radical.religion@tcd.ie) of Trinity College Dublin. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2012.

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers:
Susan Hardman Moore, The University of Edinburgh
Francis J. Bremer, Millersville University
Scott Spurlock, The University of Manchester

The organisers are planning to submit a conference volume to the "Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world 1500-1800" series (Palgrave Macmillan).

This conference is part of the wider project on "Radical Religion in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800," funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Collaborative Project Scheme (2012-13)

Conference organisers: Dr Crawford Gribben (Trinity College Dublin) and Kathleen Miller (Trinity College Dublin)