Bancroft Library Roundtable: Sacred Time on the Frontier: Sabbath-keeping amongst Protestants and Jews in California, 1848-1920
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Michel Sunhae Lee, PhD candidate in Religious Studies at University of Texas
How did the white Protestant tradition of Sunday-keeping take root in a religiously and racially diverse frontier societyif at all? This presentation explores the contestations between majority first day-keepers and minority voices during the Gold Rush and early decades of statehood, giving special attention to Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, and the religiously unaffiliated. It draws from sources in the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, diaries, and institutional records held at the Bancroft Library to offer a glimpse into how sacred time has been negotiated in a moment in American history.
The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
You may purchase lunch at the Faculty Club and eat during the presentation.