Nate McAlister leads a pedagogy session It was a great day in Princeton with the teachers from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History “13 Colonies” seminar. It has been a very hot and humid week and we have done a lot of walking (and sweating), but the teachers have yet to hit the proverbial “wall.” … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Four
Seminar participants in Welcome Park Day Three of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University is in the books It was another long day with some great K-8 teachers from around the country. We have teachers here from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, California, Washington, Kansas, Florida, New York, … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Three
We have made it through Day Two of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University. It was a long day, but the twenty-seven K-8 teachers here this week are still going strong. This group has a lot of energy and they seem to be really engaged. Today I gave a … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Two
In the Nassau Presbyterian Church Cemetery Day One of the Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University is in the books. Actually, we began on Sunday night with a great buffet dinner. After the feast we wandered around the Princeton campus and got ourselves oriented. We paused for a moment at the John … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day One
I have been a fan of James H. Moorhead’s work since I read his American Apocalypse: Yankee Protestants and the Civil War as a graduate student. As the Mary McIntosh Bridge Professor of Church History at Princeton Theological Seminary and the longtime senior editor of the Journal of Presbyterian History, Moorhead has had a stellar … Continue reading This Week’s "Anxious Bench" Post at Patheos: "Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture"
Later today I am heading to Princeton University to once again lead a week-long Gilder-Lehrman Institute summer seminar on “The 13 Colonies.” This weekend K-8 teachers will be arriving at Princeton from across the country to experience colonial American history–mid-Atlantic style! I also get the privilege to work again with Nate McAlister, the 2010 National Teacher of the … Continue reading Princeton Bound for Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar on the "13 Colonies"
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History just released its Summer Seminars for 2015. Once again I will be doing a seminar on the 13 colonies at Princeton University for K-8 history teachers. Head over to the Gilder-Lehrman website to learn more about how to apply for these free seminars. If you are selected, Gilder-Lehrman covers … Continue reading "The 13 Colonies" Gilder-Lehrman Seminar at Princeton is Back!
Princeton’s Historic Nassau Hall I am really excited to be doing a Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar this summer on the topic of “The Thirteen Colonies.” The seminar will run from July 27 to August 2, 2013 and will be open to K-8 teachers only. Each summer the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History offers forty intensive seminars for … Continue reading Attention K-8 Teachers: Join Me at Princeton University for a Gilder-Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar
From Inside Higher Ed: Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, has announced that Cornel West will be leaving his Princeton University professorship to become a professor of philosophy and Christian practices at the seminary. West has been a key figure in philosophy, cultural studies and African-American studies at Princeton and, before that, at Harvard … Continue reading Cornell West Leaving Princeton for Union Theological Seminary
In March 2012, Princeton Theological Seminary is hosting a historical conference to celebrate its 200th birthday. The conference is entitled “Princeton in the Church’s Service” (The title of this conference seems to be a play off of Paul Kemeny’s study of Princeton University: Princeton in the Nation’s Service). Speakers include Mark Noll, Darryl Hart, Paul … Continue reading 200th Anniversity of Princeton Theological Seminary Conference
I spent Monday night at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts (Boston-area). Thanks to Gordon-Conwell president Dennis Hollinger for the invitation and Mary Ann Hollinger for her hospitality. The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life sponsored conversation on evangelicals and politics that included Boisi director (and Jesuit theologian) Mark Massa, Dartmouth historian of … Continue reading A Visit to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Here is a taste of Ben Wetzel’s summary of the event: The Seminar in American Religion convened on March 24, 2018, to discuss Judith Weisenfeld’s prize-winning book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU Press, 2016). About 80 people attended the seminar, which was moderated by Thomas Kselman, professor emeritus of … Continue reading Cushwa Center Seminar on Judith Weisenfeld’s *New World A-Coming*
I imagine we will hear more stories like the ones April Armstrong has shared at the website #SBCToo: Breaking the Southern Baptist Seminary Silence. Armstrong attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary while Paige Patterson was president and then went on to get a Ph.D in Religion at Princeton. She currently works in Princeton’s Mudd Library. Here … Continue reading April Armstrong on the Culture of Paige Patterson’s Southwestern Baptist Seminary
Friday was the final day of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute seminar for K-8 teachers on “The 13 Colonies.” We had a discussion of The Way of Improvement Leads Home followed by a lecture on the First Great Awakening and a lecture on the anglicization of colonial America. In the afternoon the teachers presented their lesson plans to Nate McAlister … Continue reading 2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day Six Recap
Gilder-Lehrman Institute seminar for K-8 teachers on “The 13 Colonies” is winding down. The teachers are hard at work on their lesson plans under the direction of Nate McAlister. Before they leave they are required to post the plans to the seminar blog. I am pleased to see the way the teachers have bonded with … Continue reading 2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day Five Recap
Day three of the Gilder Lehrman “13 Colonies” Summer Seminar was packed with activity. The first morning lecture was on race and labor in colonial Virginia. We then moved north to the New England colonies. Before lunch I gave a lecture on the way Puritan theology informed everyday life in Massachusetts Bay. After lunch we … Continue reading 2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day Three Recap
Firestone Library–Princeton University It was a full day in Princeton. The Gilder-Lehrman “13 Colonies” seminar is off to a great start (or at least it is from my perspective as the instructor). We started the day problemetizing the “Whig” interpretation of history and trying to imagine what the history of the American colonies might look … Continue reading 2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day Two Recap
As many of my readers know, I am at Princeton University this week leading a Gilder-Lehrman Institute seminar for K-8 teachers on “The 13 Colonies.” Last night we had a nice reception/dinner with the teachers and it looks like it is going to be a fun week. They seem eager to explore Princeton (and later … Continue reading 2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day One Recap
The seminar will be held in Princeton’s Lewis Library On Sunday I am heading to Princeton University to lead a week-long Gilder-Lehrman Institute summer seminar on “The 13 Colonies.” This weekend K-8 teachers will be arriving at Princeton from schools in Illinois, California, New Jersey, Utah, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Ohio, New Hampshire, … Continue reading Next Week: The "13 Colonies" at Princeton University
Nassau Hall, Princeton University, 1760 You may recall a few weeks ago I announced that I will be teaching a Gilder-Lehrman Teacher’s Seminar this summer on “The Thirteen Colonies.” The seminar will run from July 27 to August 2, 2013 on the campus of Princeton of University. My seminar is open to K-8 teachers only. … Continue reading K-8 Teachers Who Teach Colonial America: Join Me at Princeton This Summer