SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1999

POLITICS, POWER AND MILLENNIALISM
Chair: Richard Landes, Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University
Apocalypse: Political Dimension
Ted Daniels, Millennium Watch Institute
Brazil's Canudos as a Millenarian Movement
Robert Levine, University of Miami
 
I'M OKAY, YOU'RE MILLENNIAL
Chair: Charles Strozier, Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College
The Missing Perspective: Psychology and Millennial Studies
Glenn McGhee, Gulf Coast Community College
We Do Not Spit on Their Gabardine!: Millennialism as an Antidote to Antisemitism in America
Robert Whalen, Independent Scholar
The Retreat from Apocalypse
Damian Thompson, London School of Economics
 
LIGHTS, CAMERA, APOCALYPSE!
Chair: Joyce Antler, Brandeis University
Contemporary American Drama Discovers Apocalypse
Elinor Fuchs, Yale School of Drama
Apocalypse and the Savior of the World in the American Films of the 90s
Kerstin Stutterheim, Independent Scholar
Science Fiction as Scripture, Spirituality as Space Opera
Charles Cameron, The Arlington Institute
 
MAINSTREAMING
Chair: Brenda Brasher, Mount Union College
Borrowed Apocalypse: Revelation in Some New Religious Movements
Gene Gallapher, Connecticut College
Y2K in Religious and Mainstream Media: Techno-eschatology at the Millennium's End
Stephen O'Leary, University of Southern California
Millennium Secrets Exposed! The End of the World Seen through the Tabloids
Amelia Carr, Allegheny College
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MILLENNIUM: CONSPIRACIES, NATIVISM AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Michael Barkun, Syracuse University
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1999
RIGHT - RADIO - RASTA: ROOTED IN THE 1930s
Chair: Phillip Lucas, Stetson University
Millennialism and William Pelley
David Lobb, Syracuse University
The Wonderful World Tomorrow: Herbert W. Armstrong's Vision of Life after the Apocalypse
Scott Lupo, University of Nevada
Rastafarianism and the Third Millennium: Cultural Liberation and Judgement of the World
Leslie James, DePauw University
 
THE COLD WAR, THE BOMB AND POLITICAL MILLENNIALISM
Chair: Michael Barkun, Syracuse University

Massive Retaliation and the Spector of Salvation

Andrew Johnson, University of New Brunswick
Apocalyptic Faith and Fear in Eisenhower's Rhetoric
Ira Chernus, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Millennial Appeal of Ballistic Missile Defense
G. Himon Harak, ST. Mary Parish, Baltimore
 
MILLENNIAL VARIETIES OF THE 19TH CENTURY
Chair: Dean Grodzins, Harvard University
A Comparison of Millennial Rhetoric: Alexander Campbell's Christian Millennialism and Robert Owen's Secular Millennialism
Rick Cherok, Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary
Deliverance Deferred: Growth in Millennial Heaven
Cathy Gutierrez, Sweet Briar College
The Millerites and the American Mainstream: Bridegroom or Bablon? Dragon or Lamb?
Charles Teel, Jr., La Sierra University
 
Examination of a Team-taught Intensive Course on the Millennium
Jane Martin & Earl Kumfer, University of St. Francis
 
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE

Chair: Al Baumgarten, Bar Ilan University

Native Millennialism: The Interpretive Liabilities of Etic Categorization

John Baumann, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cross-Cultural Apocalypse in the Contact Generation of Native American and New England
Craig White, University of Houston
History sans Prenom
Jace Weaver, Yale University
 
THE MASS MEDIATED MILLENNIUM
Chair: Daniel C. Noel, Vermont College of Norwich University

The Apocalyptic Imagination Reborn: Atomic Bomb Cinema at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Jerome Shapiro, Hiroshima University
Surfing the Millennial Web of Dreams
Jayne Loader, Author/Filmmaker
Revelation Rhetoric: Millennial Narratives in Film and Television
Mick Broderick, Australian Film Commission
 
YO QUIERO UN MUNDO NUEVO
Chair: Claudio Veliz, Boston University
The Attributes of Millennialism
Frank Graziano, Connecticut College
Sightings of Joachim of Fiore in Latin America
Edwin Ressink, Federal University of Bahia
The Israelites of the New Covenant
Victor Balaban, Harvard Center for the Study of World Religion
 
MILLENNIAL APPARITIONS: HAUNTS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER
Chair: Lee Quinby, Rochester Institute of Technology
UFOs, Science and the Millennium: The Transformation of a Subculture
Philip Lamy, Castleton College
Ghosts and Angels at the American Millennium
James Berger, Hofstra University
Alien Doubts
Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
 
Panel Discussion: SCHOLARS BEYOND BOUNDARIES
Moderator: Joyce Antler, Brandeis University
Brenda Brasher, Mount Union College
Wendy Kaminer, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study
Richard Landes, Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1999
FINDING ONESELF IN THE MILLENNIUM
Chair: Eveline Goodman-Thau, Independent Scholar
Markets, Millennialism, and the Emergence of African Identity in Eighteenth-Century Slave Narratives
James Sidbury, University of Texas
The Matrix and Klingon Militias: Looking Forward to a White Future after the End
Karen Anijar, Arizona State University
A Town Mother Prepares for the Millennium: Eliza Daniel Stewart and the Ohio Woman's Temperance Crusade, 1873-4
Michelle Stecker, University of Toledo
 
LEFT BEHIND!
Chair: John Reilly, Independent Scholar
The New Left - Politics and Vision
Kenneth Keulman, Loyola University
Toward the Goddess of the Earth: Utopian Lesbian-Feminism in the 1970s and 1980s
Jennifer Snow, Columbia University
Healing for the Millennium: Master Dang and Spiritual Human Yoga
Jean-Francois Mayer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 
BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE 17th CENTURY
Chair: Rodney Petersen: Boston Theological Institute
The Apocalypse of John Cotton
John Yandell, Independent Scholar
The Revolutionary Roots of Anglo-American Millenarianism: Robert Mason's Israels Redemption and Christ's Personall Reign on Earth
Mark Bell, Balliol College, Oxford University
"Beata Apocalypsis": The Wonders of Cotton Mather
Lara Brindle, Univeristy of Alberta, Edmonton
 
G[od] I[inspired] JOE AND JANE
Chair: David Kessler, Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University
Jack Boots, Black Helicopters, and Secret Elites: Millennial Frames in Right Wing Conspiracism
Chip Berlet, Political Research Associates
Arming for the Last Battle: Secular and Religious Millennial Impulses within the Militia Movement
Robert Churchill, Rutgers University
From the Credo to the Grays: Mass-Mediating North America's Millennial Credulity
Daniel C. Noel, Vermont College of Norwich University
 
BY SLEIGHT OF HAND ON THE BUTTON
Chair: Thomas Glick, Boston University
Enginerring the Apocalyspe: An Introduction to the Relgion of Transhumanism
Ryan McMillen, University of Texas at Austin
The Big Bang and the Big Bomb: Examining the Role of Science and Technology in Apocalyptic Belief Systems
Christopher Helland, University of Toronto
Facing the Divide: Turn of the Century Stage Magicians' Presentations of Rationalism and the Occult
Fred Nadis, University of Texas
 
REVISIONS OF THE END
Chair: Sandra Zimdars-Swartz, University of Kansas
Filling the Devotional Landscape: Appartions and Apocalypticism in Late 20th-Century America
Sandra Zimdars-Swartz, University of Kansas
"The Plate in my Head is a Government Plot": Visions of the Eschaton in UFO Conspiracy Theory
Carol Matthews, University of Kansas
Negotiating Finality: ELectro-Folk Rhetorics of Apocalypse
Robert Glenn Howard, University of Oregon
Y2K+UFOs = 666?: The Transformation of American Apocalyptic Traditions at the Turn of the Millennium
Daniel Wojcik, University of Oregon