Oberlin College and Conservatory

“Heathen: Religion and Race in American History” A lecture by Kathryn Gin Lum, Stanford University

Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

A lecture by Kathryn Gin Lum (Stanford) on her book Heathen: Religion and Race in American History (Harvard University Press, 2022).  Americans used to believe that vast swaths of “heathens” populated the world. This talk asks what that view of the world entailed and shows its continuing repercussions on American ideas about race as a “heathen inheritance."  Oberlin College’s Race and Religion Lecture Series seeks to expand dialogue about & promote curricular and scholarly explorations of the histories and present of race and religion in Oberlin, and Oberlin’s historical and contemporary connections to the world.

Sponsors: Africana Studies, Comparative American Studies, East Asian Studies, History, Public Humanities, Religion, Oberlin Shansi, Office of the President

Event Type

Religious & Spiritual , International/Cultural, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Admissions, For Prospective Students

Departments

Academic, Africana Studies, Comparative American Studies, East Asian Studies, History, Religion, Sociology, Administrative, Office of the President, Shansi

Photo Alternate Text

Photo of Kathryn Gin Lum, Associate Professor of Religion, Stanford, outdoors.

Contact Person

Ann Sherif

Contact Phone Number

440-775-8410

Contact E-mail Address

asherif@oberlin.edu

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