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Program

updated September 13, 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

12:00 noon
OPENING RECEPTION
Location: Moravian Archives Bethlehem, Gallery

1:00 pm
WELCOME
Location: Moravian Archives Bethlehem, Reading Room

1:15 – 2:15 pm
SESSION 1: Student Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Jørgen Bøytler
• Nancy Beitel-Vessels, Moravian College, Stadtpfeifers, the Trombone Choir in the Moravian Church, and Gregor’s Metric Hymn System
• Chris Brennan, Moravian College, Life Histories: Methodology and Tool for Moravian Biographies
• Marilva Eiflaar, EBGS-Archive, Suriname, Moravian Church in Suriname; Zinzendorf, the two – State doctrine and the process of the mission in Suriname 1735-1940

2:30 – 3:30 pm
SESSION 2: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Craig Atwood
• Vanessa Romero, Moravian Theological Seminary, Home Baptisms: A Traditional Practice of Graceham Moravian Church — 1881-1900
• Ann-Catherine Wilkening, Yale, “but a small piece fit for planting” A Microhistory of the Pachgatgoch Community’s and Moravian Missionaries’ Land Petitioning Efforts in Mid-18th Century Connecticut

4:00 – 5:30 pm
SESSION 3: Lecture Recitals (Clavichord)
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Sanctuary
Moderator: Gwyneth Michel
• Christina Ekström and Joel Speerstra, University of Gothenburg, Singing at the Clavichord: interpretative aspects in repertorie from Brødremenigheten in Christiansfeld
• Alissa Duryee, Conservatory of Dreux, France, with Emily Eagen, CUNY Graduate Center, A Clavichord in Bethlehem

7:30 – 9:00 pm
Walter Vivian Moses Lecture in Moravian Studies
Location: Haupert Union Building (HUB), Prosser Auditorium
Introduction by Craig Atwood
Greetings from Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian College
Rev. Dr. Winelle Kirton-Roberts, General Secretary of the Provincial Elders Conference of the Eastern West Indies Province
They Brought Their God: How Christian Missions Shaped Caribbean Imaging of God

9:00 – 10:00 pm
Moses Lecture Reception
Location: Haupert Union Building (HUB), UBC Room

Friday, October 12th, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 am
SESSION 4: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Jon Sensbach
• Paul Peucker, The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, A Formative Moment: the Herrnhut Statutes of 1727
• Inga Strungyte-Liugiene, Institute of Lithuanian Language, Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in East Prussia
• Jennifer Adams-Massmann, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, ‘Then she opened her mouth’: Moravian Female Missionaries and Evangelists in early America (1740-1760)

SESSION 5: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Genadendal Room
Moderator: Scott Gordon
• Chris Phillips, Lafayette College, James Montgomery, Theorist of Hymnody
• Robert Cotter, Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland, John Cennick 1718-1755

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
SESSION 6: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Christina Petterson
• Scott Gordon, Lehigh University, Impossible Views: Re-Viewing Garrison
• Mark Sciuchetti, Florida State University, Moravian Space and Place: Mapping Bethlehem in Colonial America
• Peter Vogt, Moravian Church in Germany, The Global Tradition of Moravian Church Architecture 1724-2014

SESSION 7: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Genadendal Room
Moderator: Monica Najar
• Jessica Cronshagen, Oldenburg University, “He accepted his wife as his mentor”. Gender and work among the Mission of the Moravian Church in Suriname (18th and early 19th Century)
• Wilson Nkumba, Moravian Church in Surinam, The Beginning of the Moravian Church in Western Tanzania
• Pieter Boon, Jonathan Edwards Centre, University of the Free State, South Africa, Moravian Bishop Hans Peter Hallbeck’s role in the beginnings of South African historiography

12:30 – 2:00 pm
LUNCH

2:00 – 3:30 pm
SESSION 8: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Diane Shaw
• Brent Thorn, Tyler Junior College, The Lost Ecumenical Truths
• Josef Koestlbauer, University of Bremen, Moors, Malabars, and Gypsies: Rhetoric and perceptions of racial difference in 18th century Moravian communities
• Rowena McClinton, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Spiritual Discourses: Early Nineteenth Century Moravians and Cherokees Challenge Each Other About Ancient Beliefs

SESSION 9: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Genadendal Room
Moderator: Peter Vogt
• Hans-Beat Motel, Moravian Church of Königsfeld, Führer, We Follow You! instead of Jesus Still Lead On? The German Moravian Church in the “Third Reich”
• Donna Rothrock, Salem College, Evolution or Necessity? The Admittance of Women to the Easter Band
• Mary Kategile, Teofilo Kisanji University, The Status and the Role of Women in the Moravian Church in Tanzania

4:00 – 6:00 pm
SESSION 10: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: J. Eric Elliott
Thomas McCullough, The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Revitalizing the Caribbean Record: A Discussion of the Work and Humanities Values of the Eastern West Indies Collection
• Franklin Vagnone, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, HiddenTown Project
• Jon Sensbach, University of Florida, Mary Prince, Moravian
• Frank Marquardt, University of Oldenburg, Germany, Responsibility and Local Decision Making in the Moravian Mission on St. Thomas, 1740-1763

SESSION 11: Presentations
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Fellowship Hall
Moderator: David Blum
• Stewart Carter, Wake Forest University, Toward a Comprehensive Survey of Musical Instruments in Moravian Collections in America
• Barbara Strauss, Moravian Music Foundation, Halfway Between Oratorio and Opera: Early Moravians Love of Sacred Dramatic Music
• Jewel Smith, University of Cincinnati, The Kummers’ Manuscript Books and Bound Volumes: A Window on Young Women’s Music Education at the Moravian Young Ladies’ Seminary from the 1830s to the 1850s

7:30-9:00 pm
Concert: A Night of Chamber Music, presented by Moravian Music Foundation
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Sanctuary
Introduction by Nola Reed Knouse

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 am
SESSION 12: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Jill Vogt
• Riddick Weber, Moravian Theological Seminary, Little Sinners Praise the Little Lamb With Their Little Hymnal: A Linguistic Analysis of the Saron Büchlein and Its Relevance for the Moravian Settlers in North Carolina
• Grant McAllister, Wake Forest University, A Call for Transcription of The Salem Diary of 1817
• Olaf Nippe, Unity Archives, Herrnhut, Φῶς ἱλαρόν / Phos hilaron / Thou lightsome day, the joyful Shine: The Byzantine Texts in Zinzendorf’s Liturgy Book of 1757

SESSION 13: Presentations
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Fellowship Hall
Moderator: Heikki Lempa
• Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University, The Gnadenhütten Massacre: Song, Death, and Violence on the American Frontier
• James Owen, University of Georgia, Didactic Hymnody and Indigenous Translation

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
SESSION 14: Presentations
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Jennifer Adams-Massmann
• J. Eric Elliott, Moravian Archives, Southern Province, Moravian Memoirs: A sense of Self amidst competing Communities
• Katherine Faull, Bucknell University, Digital Lebensläufe: Moravian Memoirs in the Age of the Internet
• Jill Vogt, Moravian Church European Continental Province, New Uses for Treasured Traditions: The Potential of the Lebenslauf for Spiritual Growth and Small Group Development

SESSION 15: Presentations, with potential music components
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Fellowship Hall
Moderator: Ryan Malone
• David Blum, Moravian Music Foundation, Gehra, Gera, Guera — Harping on Disambiguation
• Jeffrey Gemmell, Millersville University of Pennsylvania/Lititz Moravian Congregation, The Musical Culture of an Early Moravian Settlement in America: Lititz, Pennsylvania

12:30 – 2:00 pm
LUNCH

2:00 – 3:30 pm
SESSION 16: Panel
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary (Bahnson Center), Saal
Moderator: Katherine Faull
• Tina Ravnsted-Larsen Reeh, University of Copenhagen, The Founding and Reception of Christiansfeld
• Christina Petterson, Australian National University Canberra, The local archives in a global community
• Jørgen Bøytler, Unity Board Administrator, Worldwide Moravian Church, Cultural and Theological heritage: A theological reading of UNESCO Decision Code 39 COM 8B.20: Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement: Advisory Body Evaluation (ICOMOS) No 1468.
• Tine Damsholt, University of Copenhagen, Religion and everyday practices and formation of civic selves
• Marie Riegels Melchior, University of Copenhagen, The materialization of religion in aesthetics, crafts and urban design

SESSION 17: Reading Session
Location: College Hill Moravian Church, Fellowship Hall
Introduction: Nola Reed Knouse
• Nola Reed Knouse and Gwyneth Michel, Moravian Music Foundation, Live In Harmony: A Moravian Anthem Reading Session

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Annual Lecture of the Moravian Historical Society
Location: Haupert Union Building (HUB), Prosser Auditorium
Rev. Dr. Craig D. Atwood, Professor of Moravian Theology and Director of the Center for Moravian Studies, Moravian Theological Seminary
Creation of the Modern Moravian Unity in 1957

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Moravian Historical Society/Conference Reception
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, outdoor fountain patio
(alternate location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, atrium)

6:30 – 9:00 pm
Conference Banquet
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, Rooms #113, #117 and #121
Center for Moravian Studies Presentation of the ‘David A. Schattschneider Award of Merit’
to be received by Dr. Katherine Faull

 


 

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