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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Religion in the American West Unit and Religion, Memory, History Unit and Roman Catholic Studies Unit

Call for Papers: 

In 2019, the AAR Annual Meeting will be held in San Diego, a city with Spanish Catholic roots now located on two US borders: the western border with the Pacific and the southern border with Mexico. This panel will explore intersections among themes that strike us as salient for this place: American Catholicism, the US-Mexico borderlands, movement across the US’s Mexican or Pacific borders, and the remembering or forgetting of the past. Relevant topics might include:

● Catholicism and public memory, whether in San Diego specifically (Mission San Diego de Alcalá; Chicano Park) or at other sites in the US-Mexico borderlands

● The history of American Catholicism’s relationships to US nativism

● The histories of American Catholic communities originating in Asia and the Pacific (the Philippines, Guam, Hawai‘i, Japan, Vietnam)

● The forging or preservation of transnational heritages that connect Catholics in the US to places across the Pacific or in Mexico and Central America

● Catholic missions from the US into Latin America, Oceania, or Asia; or missions from those regions into the US

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
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