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JCB Map Collection, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de Lahontan, “Carte que les Gnacsitares ont Dessiné sur des peaux de Cerfs,” 1703

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Don Akenson speaks with Common Threads (NPR) about his latest book, The Americanization of the Apocalypse

Last week, Don Akenson did two half-hour programs on “Common Threads,” a co-production of WGVU Radio (NPR) and The Interfaith Dialogue Association, discussing his latest book, The Americanization of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2023).

The Americanization of the Apocalypse is the first book to document--using direct archival evidence--the creation of the ur-text of modern American evangelicalism, The Scofield Reference Bible, and examine the ways that the rise of modern American evangelicalism is actually a transnational story. 


Erin Gallagher-Cohoon (Ph.D. Candidate) publishes op-ed in the Edmonton Journal

Erin Gallagher-Cohoon (Ph.D. Candidate) published a guest editorial in the Edmonton Journal entitled "Safe and affirming school communities save lives" last Friday.

The piece, addressing public discussions surrounding trans rights, draws from Erin's personal life and her ongoing dissertation "Queerly Familial: Canadian Histories of Queer Reproduction, Parenting, and Activism" under the supervision of Dr. Karen Dubinsky.


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