Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations

November 15-16, University of Vermont

Friday Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Fri 15

The Book of Mormon and the Search for an American Homeland

November 15
4:00 pm
- 5:15 pm
A powerful text that sparked a mass American migration, the Book of Mormon is arguably the most significant book published in the United States during the nineteenth century. We will consider how this book reveals what it means to leave one homeland in search of another. (Registration required.) Read More »
Fri 15

Re-envisioning Relationships with Place through Indigenous Studies

November 15
4:00 pm
- 5:15 pm
Jessica Dolan shares insights from her doctoral work on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) relationships with place, and explains how these narratives themselves have migrated over time. (Registration required.) Read More »
Fri 15

The Jewish Diaspora in Twenty Recipes

November 15
4:00 pm
- 5:15 pm
Food—like music and language—it is a strong link to our past. We’ll explore recipes that Jews took with them as a diasporic people to the Balkans, Europe, North Africa, and America. (Registration required.) Read More »
Fri 15

Rethinking Native, Stranger, and Home: From the Lure of the Local to a Progressive Sense of Place

November 15
4:00 pm
- 5:15 pm
The distinction between native and stranger, often used to justify exclusion and violence, is grounded in a strong sense of home and local belonging. William Edelglass explores contemporary ideas of place that are more inclusive, dynamic, and accepting of difference. (Registration required.) Read More »