From Jenny Seman, PhD candidate in history at Southern Methodist University, cross posted from Borderlands History.
Brett Hendrickson (a Religious Studies scholar who writes about faith healing) and I are putting together a panel addressing healing, religion and spirituality in the West for the 2013 Western History Association Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Check out the listing here:
Jennifer K. Seman, PhD candidate in history at SMU, and I invite submissions to participate on a panel at the October 9-13, 2013, Western History Association in Tucson, Arizona (http://www.westernhistoryassociation.org). The topic of the panel, broadly conceived, is healing and religion/spirituality in the American West. Included papers deal with borderlands religious healing and folk saint phenomena. Other papers could look at (but are not limited to) medical missions to the West, faith-based hospitals and care-centers, Native American healthways, healing and religion among Asian immigrants or on the Pacific Rim, Mormon healthcare, Pentecostal healing in the West, etc. Please send an abstract (250 words or less) to Brett Hendrickson, firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2012.
Religious Studies Department