God and Guns: Faith and Firearms in American History

Moderator:  Joseph Slaughter (Associate Director, Center for the Study of Guns and Society) Panelists: Katherine Carté (Southern Methodist University): “Religion, Guns, and Violence in Revolutionary America” Michael J. McVicar (Florida State University): “White Conservative Evangelicals and Firearms in the Late Twentieth Century” Jenny Wiley Legath (Princeton University): “’This House Protected Read more…

Guns in Colonial and Antebellum America

Moderator: Crystal Feimster (Yale University) Panelists: David J. Silverman (George Washington University): “The First American Gun Crisis” Kevin Sweeney (Amherst College): “Guns in the Cultures of Eighteenth-Century America” Saul Cornell (Fordham University): “Abolitionism, Armed Self-defense, and Firearms Regulation in Antebellum America” (Photos by Czarina Yuffa.)

Student Research Presentations

Moderator: Jennifer Tucker (Director, Center for the Study of Guns and Society, and Associate Professor of History, Wesleyan) Presenters: Carlotta Gidal (CSS, ’23) Latonya Smith (CS and ECON, ’24) Alex Trufinescu (CSS, ’23) Emma Tuhabonye (’23) Lucia Voges (AMST, ’23) (Photos by Kseniia Guliaeva.)

Guns in Visual, Design and Material Culture

Moderator: Jesse Nasta (Wesleyan University) Panelists: Suzy Taraba (Director of Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University): “Artists Fight Back: Exhibiting Violence in Society” Glenn LaVertu (Parsons, The New School for Design): “They Come Alive: The Design and Philosophy of the Gun” Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University): “The Interlocked Histories of Photography Read more…

Museums and Firearms History

Moderator: Leah Glaser (Central Connecticut State University) Panelists:            Alex MacKenzie, Springfield Armory National Historic Site (National Park Service) Amy Glowacki, Coltsville National Historic Park (National Park Service) Danny Michael, Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody Firearms Museum) Jackie Loveland, John Moses Browning Mansion (Photos by Kseniia Guliaeva.)