Saturday, September 22, 2012

On the Road in October 2012

September was a busy month.  October will be busier. (But November and December will offer a nice rest from the road). If you are in the area for any of these events, stop by and say hello:

During the first weekend of October (4-6) I will be at Gordon College for the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History.  I will be chairing a session on the American Revolution at both the undergraduate and professional conferences and will be bringing some students and former students with me to present papers.

On October 9-10 I will be in the Chattanooga area.  On the 9th I will be speaking on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga as part of the LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecture Series.  I will spend the day of the 10th at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA teaching some classes and giving a lecture.  And on the evening of the 10th I will be speaking once again about Christian America with the members of Chattanooga's "Theology on Tap" group.

On October 14th I will be speaking in the Sunday morning service and doing an evening public lecture at the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, PA.

On October 18-19 I will be at the University of Indianapolis for the executive board meeting of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and Arts before flying home on the 20th for a History  Department Homecoming event at Messiah College.

On October 21 and 28 I will be leading an Adult Fourm class at the First Presbyterian Church of York (PA) on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation.

On the evening of October 22 I will be speaking to a group of Messiah College students and alums on the importance of history and the humanities.

On October 23 I will be lecturing at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at the University of Baltimore on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation.

Finally, my last event of the year is on November 2.  I will be in New York City to serve as chair and commentator on a session on religion and presidential elections at the annual meeting of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.

2 comments:

Jamie Boehmer said...

You are a busy man! Are you on Sabbatical this semester?

John Fea said...

I wish I were, Jamie.

But I am proud to say that amidst all this speaking, the students in my US Survey and Historical Methods classes are not missing a beat! Things cool down at the end of October, for which I am thankful.