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readpapers16Thursday, October 27

9:00 am-12:00 pm
Meeting of Moravian Archivists
Location: Haupert Union Building (HUB), Snyder Room

9:00 am-12:00 pm
Viewing of the Exhibition “Building Bethlehem”
Location: Moravian Archives

11:30 am-3:30 pm
Registration
Location: Moravian Archives

12:00 pm
Opening Reception
Location: Moravian Archives
Sponsored by Penn State University Press and Weyerbacher Brewery

1:00 pm
Words of Welcome
Location: Moravian Archives
• Heikki Lempa, Conference Director
• Frank Crouch, Dean and Vice President, Moravian Theological Seminary

1:30-3:00 pm
Panel 1 Moravian Music and History Through Revolution and Civil War
Location: Saal, Moravian Theological Seminary
Moderator: Riddick Weber, Moravian Theological Seminary
1. Rhonda Miller, East Stroudsburg University, At the Hands of “Cruel Neighbors” and an “Unworthy Backslider:” The Ordeal of the Bethlehem Moravians during the American Revolution
2. Taylor Bernstein, Bucknell University, The Sounds of Conflict and Reconciliation: Moravian Choral Music of the Civil War
3. Peter Petrack, Moravian College, Writing The Brethren’s Voice: A Composition for Trombone Quartet and Wind Ensemble Based on Four Moravian Hymns

Panel 2 Early Moravian Encounters
Location: Moravian Archives
Moderator: Rachel Wheeler, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
1. Gerald MacDonald, Independent Scholar, Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf’s Report Concerning Moravian Missions to the Heathens, Dated December 18, 1738
2. Jorge Fabian Zubia-Schultheis, Biblioteca Nacional de la Republica Argentina (National Library of Argentina), Influence of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine Among the Volga Germans
3. Virginia Zickafoose, Independent Scholar, Jednota Encounters with the Rule of Law in Poland
4. Jeremiah Cunningham, WGA, Unitas Fratrum, Souls Tested in the Crucible of Christianity

4:00-5:30 pm
Walter Vivian Moses Lecture in Moravian Studies
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary, Saal
Katherine Carté Engel, Southern Methodist University
Reconsidering Bethlehem and the Violence of the American Revolution
7:30-9:00 pm
A Concert Celebrating 275 Years of Music in Bethlehem
Location: Central Moravian Church
Featuring Central Moravian Church Choir and the Unitas Chorale

Friday, October 28

8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration
Location: Hearst Hall, Brethren’s House, Moravian College

9:00-10:30 am
Panel 3 Moravians in the Modern World
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Frank Crouch, Moravian Theological Seminary
1. Hans Beat Motel, Moravian Church of Königsfeld, Bethlehem. Birthplace of the Moravian Church as a Worldwide Unity
2. Riddick Weber, Moravian Theological Seminary, The Pastorates of Ordained Moravian Women in the Southern Province
3. Lorraine Parsons, Moravian Church, Great Britain, Joseph Charles Jackson. The Last Captain of the Moravian Mission Ships

Panel 4 Moravians in South Africa
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Akbar Keshodkar, Moravian College
1. Pieter Boon, Graduate University of the Free State South Africa, Moravian Encounters with Vagabonds in South Africa
2. Jenna Gibbs, Florida International University, Christian Latrobe’s Journey to South Africa, 1814-1815:  Moravian Missions, Enslaved Africans, and the Khoi San Indigenous Peoples in the Western Cape

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Panel 5 Moravians in Labrador
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Katherine Carté Engel, Southern Methodist University
1. Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Natanael Illiniartitsijok — Inuk Composer
2. Tim Borlase, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Fiona Andersen, former Director of the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Exploring Through Theatre the Inuit Identity of Labrador’s Youth and Its Changing Relationship with the Moravian Church
3. Mark Turner, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Loss and Continuity in the Brass Bands of Nunatsiavut

Panel 6 Moravians Making Music in Nineteenth-Century America
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Carol Traupman-Carr, Moravian College
1. Laurence Libin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, More Light on Malthaner
2. Alannah Rebekah Taylor, Florida State University, The Woman Behind America’s B Minor Mass: Ruth Porter Doster and the Formation of the Bethlehem Bach Choir
3. Donna Rothrock, Salem College, If it Ain’t Broken…: The Bethlehem Trombone Choir

12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch (On Own)

Tour of Historic Bethlehem (by the Historic Bethlehem Partnership)

2:00-3:30 pm
Panel 7 Moravian Education in Global Context
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Jane Berger, Moravian College
1. Christina Ekström, University of Gothenburg, The Concept of the Student, the Teacher and the Teaching: An Example from the Gothenburg Moravian School, 1787-1859
2. Brent Thorn, Tyler Junior College, Moravian Music and Experiential Pedagogy
3. Gregory Specter, Duquesne University, Native Americans and the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Transnational and Transatlantic Contexts

Panel 8 Missions and Missionaries
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Jamie Paxton, Moravian College
1. Rowena McClinton, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Anna Rosina Gambold’s Life among the Cherokees Resonates with Time-Honored Cherokee Traditions, 1805-1821
2. Mark Dixon, Princeton Theological Seminary, The Moravian View of History as Revealed in Moravian Mission Theology
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. Jessica Cronshagen, University of Oldenburg, An Unusual Silence. Music and Sounds During the Moravian Mission in Suriname (c. 1735-1835)

4:00-5:30 pm
Panel 9 Medicine and Music
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Heikki Lempa, Moravian College
1. Velvalea Cunningham, Independent Scholar, Bethabara’s Hortus Medicus: America’s Oldest Extant Medical Garden, an Eighteenth Century Center for Healing and Ministry
2. Paula Locklair, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, The Moravian Way of Health and Healing
3. David Blum, Moravian Music Foundation, Duke Bernhard Comes to Town…Twice
4. Pauline Fox and Barbara Strauss, Moravian Music Foundation, The Moravian Music Foundation: Bringing Resources to Light

Panel 10 Digital History
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Jared Burkholder, Graace College
1. Scott Gordon, Lehigh University, Digitalizing Christian’s Spring
2. Katherine Faull, Bucknell University, Encounters with the Digital: Teaching Moravian Materials in the Age of Computers
3. Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University and Mark Sciuchetti, Florida State University, Mapping the Historic Soundscapes of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

6:30 pm
Banquet
Location: Luckenbach Mill
Sponsored by Fegley’s Brew Works
Presentation of the David A. Schattschneider Award of Merit Center for Moravian Studies
to be received by C. Daniel Crews

Saturday, October 29

8:30-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Location: Hearst Hall

9:00-10:30 am
Panel 11 Anniversaries and Constructing Moravian Identity
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Scott Gordon, Lehigh University
1. Claudia Mai, Unity Archives Herrnhut, Bethlehem Around 1867. A Photo Album From the Unity Archives Herrnhut
2. Jared Burkholder, Grace College, “As on the Day of Pentecost”: Moravians, the Holiness Movement, and the Thirteenth of August
3. Ryan Malone, Bucknell University, Reconstructing Identity Through Music: The Bethlehem and Salem Anniversary Celebrations of 1866
4. Stewart Carter, Wake Forest University, Early Performances of Haydn’s Creation in America: The Moravian Connection

Panel 12 Moravians in Global Imagination
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Katherine Faull, Bucknell University
1. Peter Vogt, Herrnhut Moravian Church, Moravians in Literary Imagination: A Survey of 50 Authors from Europe and North-America
2. Amy Schutt, State University of New York, Cortland, The Social World of Young Travelers: Moravian and Quaker Children and Youth
3. Christina Petterson, University of Newcastle, Christiansfeld: The Dynamo of Denmark

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Panel 13 Moravian Liturgics and Memoirs
Location: Gemeinhaus
Moderator: Joseph Magedanz, University of Redlands
1. Jill Vogt, Herrnhut Moravian Church, The Practice and Use of the “Lebenslauf” in the Contemporary German Moravian Church
2. Anne Kathrine Giversen, University of Copenhagen, The Sidewound in the Greenlandic Lebensläufe 1733-1780
3. Alice Caldwell, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Passion Liturgies in the Moravian Liturgische Gesänge of 1791

Panel 14 Roundtable on the Current State of Moravian Music Research
Location: Peter Hall
Moderator: Laurence Libin, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1. Nola Knouse, Moravian Music Foundation
2. Gwyneth Michel, Moravian Music Foundation
3. Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University
4. Olaf Nippe, Moravian Unity Archives, Herrnhut
5. Lorraine Parsons, Moravian Church, Great Britain
6. Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch (On Own)

1:45-2:15 pm
The 159th Annual Meeting of the Moravian Historical Society
Location: Peter Hall
Public is welcome, but RSVP required.

2:30-3:30 pm
The 159th Annual Lecture of the Moravian Historical Society
Location: Peter Hall
Paul Peucker, Director of the Moravian Archives
A Family of Love: Another Look at the Economy and the Beginnings of Bethlehem

3:45-6:00 pm
The 159th Annual Reception of the Moravian Historical Society
Location: McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA
Free for MHS members, $10 donation for non-members. Registration is required