Today and tomorrow there is an exciting conference, "New World(s) of Faith," at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It will explore the ways that religion and law have functioned in the Americas, from colonial periods through 2000. The conference focuses on showcasing the work primarily of junior scholars, including both graduate students and nontenured faculty, although there are some senior scholars presenting as well. This conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, and University of Michigan Law Schools, and the University of Chicago History Department.
The full program, which looks terrific, is below the fold. I'm sorry I'm not in the land of Wawas and hoagies (as I refer to my hometown of Philadelphia) this week, because I'd very much like to see these papers.