Religion, Modernity, and Cultural Heritage: Inquiries into the Legacy and Sustainability of Moravian Christiansfeld

Concluding symposium of the research network Religion, Modernity, and Cultural Heritage: The Legacy and Sustainability of Moravian Christiansfeld


13:00-13:15  Welcome
13:15-14:00 Prof. Katherine Faull, Bucknell University, USA:
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage: Updating the 18th Century
14:00-14:20 Response from Prof. Helle Porsdam and Ass. Prof. Anne Folke Henningsen
14:20-14:45 Open Discussion
14:45-15:15 Coffee
15:15-16:00 Dr. Jill Vogt, Herrnhut:
Exploring New Uses for Treasured Traditions: The Potential of the Moravian Lebenslauf for Spiritual Growth and Small Group Development
16:00-16:20 Response from Ass. Prof. Joar Haga and Ass. Prof. Nils Holger Petersen
16:20-16:45 Open Discussion
16:45-17:00 Conclusion

All are welcome


Registration required by mail to before January 20th 2020.

Prof. Kathrine Faull

Katherine M. Faull is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA. A native of England, Faull received her BA and MA from Kings College in London, and after moving to USA, she received her PhD in German Literature from Princeton. Faull has various research interests, such as Schleiermacher, feminism, translation theory, but has for the past 30 years mainly worked with various aspects of Moravian history, and has in the past 7 years been researching, teaching and collaborating in the field of digital humanities at both national and international levels. She is part of a collaborative DH project with Centre for Digital Humanities and the Departments of Literature and History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Jill Vogt

The Reverend Dr. Vogt, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, has been serving the Moravian Church in Germany for 16 years. Currently she is co-pastor, together with her husband, the Reverend Dr. Peter Vogt, of the Moravian congregation in Herrnhut, Germany. Prior to moving to Germany, she was Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Kittery at Kittery Point, Maine, USA. Jill received her Bachelor degree in Religion and Sociology/Anthropology from Denison University, her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College. She is also a graduate of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to her congregational responsibilities, Jill represents the Moravian Church on the National Council of Churches in Germany and coordinates the Pastoral Care Team at the Evangelical Zinzendorf School in Herrnhut.