Baylor ISR Events

Building A New China: Between Empire and Communism @ Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The rise of China is unquestionably one of the most important facts in the modern world. One of the most significant and interesting period in Chinese history is the several decades before the Communist revolution, the late Qing and Republican eras, when so many different paths seemed open. In this seminar, two leading historians explore aspects of that turbulent era, and explore the complex role of religious faith in the larger story.

Program Schedule:
1:00-2:15 Dan Barish “English and Evangelism at the Late Qing Court”
2:15-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Kate Merkel-Hess “Rebellious Devotion: Love and Patriotism in the Life of Traitorous General Zhang Xueliang”
4:00-5:00 Q&A

Kate Merkel-Hess is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University. She is the author of The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China (2016) and is completing a book on the familial relationships of the early twentieth century Chinese warlords titled Women and Their Warlords: Gender, Family, and Political Power in Modern China.

Dan Barish is Assistant Professor of East Asian History at Baylor University. He has recently completed a book manuscript on the unlikely restoration of imperial rule in the aftermath of the Taiping Rebellion in China.

Evangelical Studies Program Conference on Latin American Evangelicalism @ Truett Theological Seminary
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

The theme of this conference will be the history of Latin American Evangelicalism.  We plan to have three keynote speakers together with nine presenters of short papers. Anybody with an interest in the topic will be welcome to attend.  The event will be free, but there will be a small charge for any meals taken. Registration will be possible through this website.

Program Schedule:

Thursday October 8

12 noon Registration

1.15 p.m. Introduction

1.30 p.m. Two short papers

3 p.m. Refreshments

3.30 p.m. Keynote presentation

5 p.m. Dinner (Penland Crossroads Restaurant)

7 p.m. Two short papers Paul W. Powell Chapel

Friday October 9

7 a.m. Breakfast (Penland Crossroads Restaurant)

8 a.m. Worship (optional)

8.30 a.m. Two short papers

10 a.m. Refreshments

10.30 a.m. Keynote presentation

12 noon Lunch (Truett Seminary Great Hall)

1.30 p.m. Three short papers

3.45 p.m. Refreshments

4.15 p.m. Keynote presentation

5.45 p.m. Conclusion

*Meals other than Friday dinner to be booked when registering for conference online.