Women, Mission, Nation, and American Empire, 1812-1938
Rothermere American Institute
1A South Parks Road
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX1 3TG
With the concept of "competing
kingdoms" we wish to explore the ways in which women's missionary
encounters reverberated across imperial, colonial, and national projects.
We hope to highlight the activities of women missionaries within the
emergence of an "American Empire" and offer a framework for
exploring the ways in which women's different allegiances and identities--temporal
and spiritual--shaped and were shaped by imperial missionary projects
grounded in American history and influenced by other national entities.
Kathryn Kish Sklar, Distinguished
Professor of History and Co-Director, Center for the Historical Study
of Women and Gender, State University of New York at Binghamton; Harmsworth
Professor of American History, University of Oxford, 2005-2006
Rui Kohiyama, Professor of
Area Studies, Tokyo Woman's Christian University;
Assistant Professor, Siena College, Loudonville, New York
Connie Shemo, Assistant Professor,
State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
This conference is sponsored
by the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, U.K., the
State University of New York at Binghamton, U.S.A., the American Philosophical
Society, Philadelphia, USA, the Huntington Library, California, USA.,
the American Studies Foundation in Japan, and the Institute for Women's
Studies at Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan.