Our 2006 Annual Meeting

The society’s 2006 Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature in Washington, D.C.

2006 Annual Meeting Program

Friday, November 17
7:30pm-10pm, Washington Convention Center 203B

Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion

Eliza F. Kent’s Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India, Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies, 2003-2005

Deepak Sarma, Case Western University, Presiding

Francis X. Clooney, Harvard University
Suchita (Rita) Adluri, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Fell McDermott, Barnard College

Leslie Orr, Concordia University, Respondent


Saturday, November 18
9:00-11:30am, Washington Convention Center 208B

9:00-11:00am, Round Table Discussion

Hindus, Christians and the Other

This year the audience is invited to serve as the “respondent” to the panelists’ very brief discussion of their research into religious boundaries in India. Papers will be available in advance on the HCac list-serv.

Corinne Dempsey, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Moderator

Selva J. Raj, Albion College
Being Catholic the Tamil Way: Assimilation and Differentiation

Richard Fox Young, Princeton Theological Seminary
Can a Christian Be a Bhakta? A Sanskritic Hindu View from Central India, c. 1860

Chad Bauman, Butler University
Beyond Conversion: The Politics of Alterity and the Discourse of Difference

George Pati, Valparaiso University
Ethnographic Imagination: Religious Interaction

Tim Dobe, Grinnell College
Becoming Martin Luther in Punjab: Dayanand Sarasvati and the Rhetoric of Reform

11:00-11:30am, Business Meeting

Deepak Sarma, Case Western Reserve University, Presiding