163rd Annual Lecture

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Join the Moravian Historical Society for its 163rd Annual Lecture on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.


Dr. Jenna Gibbs will give a talk entitled, Conversion and Conflict: Christian Ignatius Latrobe Visits South Africa, 1807-1816.

Jenna M. Gibbs is associate professor of history at Florida International University, and author of Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760s–1850s (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Her second mono­graph, The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire, 1750s–1850s traces the imperial and missionizing activities of three generations of one Moravian family, the Latrobes, as a lens into larger questions of the relationships between evangelicalism and imperialism.

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Conference Registration

Originally scheduled to take place last October, the conference and the MHS Annual Lecture will take place virtually. Registration for the Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music is free. The full conference schedule can be found here: www.moravianconferences.org/