The Circulation of Anti-Catholicisms in the Anglo-Atlantic world, 17th-21st Centuries

Date : 08-09 septembre 2022
Horaire : 09h00-18h05
Lieu : Maison de l'université | Salle divisible Nord | Mont-Saint-Aignan

In line with the historiography of cultural transfers, this conference focuses on the dynamics of anti-Catholicism (in its practices, discourses and representations) travelling back and forth the two sides of the Atlantic. How were discourses and practices carried out by preachers, travellers, writers and temporary migrants disseminated on both sides of the Atlantic? How did anti-Catholicism evolve in a colonial context in which the Established Churches of Britain were not all-powerful? Furthermore, how did anti-Catholicism adapt to ‘religious toleration’ in the colonies? The networks and correspondences underlying these exchanges, the practical form they took and the material, political or ideological constraints which ruled them will be under close scrutiny.

Transatlantic Conférence organized by Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille (Université de Rouen Normandie – ERIAC) and Géraldine Vaughan (Université de Rouen Normandie – IUF-GRHis).


Thursday 8th September 2022

9.00Registration and Welcome

9.30 — Plenary 1 Evan Haefeli (Texas A&M University)
Anti-Popery and the Formation of Early National America, 1775-1830

10.30 — Break

10.45 — Elodie Peyrol (Poitiers University)
Irish Catholic Indentured Servants in Seventeenth-Century Maryland

11.20 — Iris de Rode (University of Paris 8)
Anti-Catholicism and French Troops in New England (1780s)

11.55 — Andrew Jones (Morehouse College, Georgia)
Scottish Roots in Southern Soil: The Racial Formation of Rev. Peter Marshall

14.00 — Plenary 2 Adam Morton (Newcastle University)
Anti-Popery and Conspiracy Theories in Early Modern England

15.00 — Owen Stanwood (Boston College)
Lessons in Tyranny and Tolerance: Huguenot Refugees and the Ambiguity of Antipopery in the British Atlantic World

15.35Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (University of Paris 8)
Anti-Catholicism in Nineteenth-century American Historiography of the Huguenot


16.30 Jessica Harland-Jacobs (University of Florida)
The Bishop Question and the British Empire, 1760s-1820s

17.05 — Plenary 3 John Wolffe (Open University)
Anti-Catholic Paranoia Revisited in a Transatlantic Perspective

Friday 9th September 2022

9.00 — Plenary 4 Maura Jane Farrelly (Brandeis University)
Stories of Anti-Catholicism in 19th-Century North America

10.00 — Kevin Anderson (Calgary University)
Anti-Catholicism in 19th/20th-Century Canada

10.35 — Break

10.50Blandine Chelini-Pont (Aix-Marseille University)
Indians, French Canadians and Franco-Indian Mestizos: Catholic Savagery in the English Colonial and American Imagination

11.25 — Plenary 5 Timothy Verhoeven (Monash, Melbourne, Australia)
Sexual Scandal and Transnational Anti-Catholicism: The Case of Thomas John Capel