American Society of Church History

Call for Papers
American Society of Church History
Winter 2011 Meeting

Dear ASCH members—

The annual Winter 2011 meeting of the American Society of Church History will be held in Boston from Thursday through Sunday, January 6-9, 2011, in conjunction with the American Historical Association. We invite ASCH members to submit proposals on any aspect of the history of Christianity and its interaction with culture, including individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions. Sessions may include considerations of a major recent book, critical assessments of a distinguished career, pedagogical issues, and commemoration of important figures and events whose anniversaries fall in 2011. In addition to the usual categories relating to periods, geographical regions, and special topics, we encourage proposals that cut across categories. We welcome panels that exhibit diversity of gender, rank, and scholarly location.

Proposals for entire sessions are preferred, while proposals for individual papers are welcome.

The proposed use of computers, internet, or projectors in the session must be stated and rationalized in the proposal.

The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2010.

Paper proposals should consist of (1) an abstract of 200 words or less; (2) a short biographical paragraph on the applicant; and (3) a current mailing location, email address, and phone number. Session proposals should contain all of the above for each of the three presenters, as well as (1) the session title; (2) a brief description (200 words or less) outlining the theme of the session; and (3) biographical data for the chair and the respondent, if any (these can be the same person). Use of audiovisual equipment, which is limited to the conference hotel’s facilities, has become very expensive and will therefore be restricted to presentations for which it is indispensable.

Please send proposals, preferably by email, before March 15, 2010, to the program committee c/o Applicants will be notified when their materials are complete. The program committee reserves the right to reconfigure sessions as needed. All program participants are expected to register for the meeting and deliver their papers in person.

Barbara Newman, Northwestern University


February 8th, 2010 10:15 pm