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Quakerrama: A Celebration of the Career of Thomas D. Hamm: Conference Schedule

Quakerrama is a conference to celebrate the career of historian and Quaker studies scholar Thomas D. Hamm.

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

(All times are in Eastern Time)

The in person conference and meals will be held at the Earlham School of Religion. There will be opportunities on both days for people to speak about Tom and the topics of the conference during Open Mic sessions.

Friday, May 19th, 2023

4:00 pm  Introduction and Greeting

  • Introduction and Welcome: Jenny Freed and Isaac Barnes May
  • President Anne Houtman (Earlham College), “Opening Remarks”

4:30 pm Panel 1:

  • David Watt (Haverford College), “What I learned by trying to teach courses on liberal Quakerism at a school in which liberal Quakerism bulks large”
  • Greg Hinshaw (Independent Scholar), “The Enduring Message of The Transformation of American Quakerism”
  • Mary Crauderouff (Haverford College), “Tom’s influence on the Quaker archives field”

6:00 pm Dinner

  • Gretchen Castle (Earlham School of Religion), "Prayer for Evening Meal"

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

9:00 am Panel 2:

  • Chuck Fager, "Let’s take Tom’s Legacy & Run with It".
  • Rhiannon Grant (Woodbrooke), “Impact of Hamm’s Work Outside the USA”
  • Rosemary Moore (Woodbrooke), “The Governance of British Quakerism, c.1660-1700”

11:00 am Panel 3:

  • Stephen Angell (Earlham School of Religion), “Sarah Mapps Douglas and Black Quakers”
  • Paul Anderson (George Fox University), ‘What Canst Thou Say?’ Margaret Fell’s Probing Query as the Mother of Quakerism”
  • Isaac Barnes May (Quaker Scholar) & S. Spencer Wells (Southern Utah University), "Transforming the Gospel Order: Legality in the Religious Society of Friends"

Lunch (Tribute Video Reel)

1:30 pm Panel 4:

  • Jane Calvert (University of Kentucky), “Reflections on Career and Relationship with Tom”
  • Max Carter (Guilford College), “Riding on Tom’s Coattails: Using His Knowledge -- But I Always (I Think!) Gave Him Credit!”
  • Robynne Rogers Healey (Trinity Western University), “The Hamm Effect: The Influence of Thomas D. Hamm’s Work on North American Quaker History”

3:00 pm Panel 5:

  • Earlham College History Faculty
    • Joanna Swanger, "The Memory, the Witness, and Good Governance at Earlham College"
    • Ryan Murphy, "Silent Reflection or Swinging Fists?: Tom Hamm and an Embodied Reading of U.S. Labor History"
    • Womai Song, "Different or the Same: Quakerism and the African Experience.”
    • Elana Passman, "Seeking Consensus among the Peacemakers:  Activists for French-German Cooperation after World War I"
    • Viet Trinh (Moderator)

4:30 pm Closing Remarks

  • Thomas D. Hamm (Earlham College)

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