History of Women Religious, CFP

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

History of Women Religious, Scranton, Pennsylvania, June 2010

I have been a part of this group for many years now and the triennial conferences are always fun and interesting. Proposals on a wide range of topics are very welcome. Feel free to contact me or Maggie McGuinness for more information.

Eighth Triennial Meeting, Conference on the History of Women Religious

University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania

June 27-30, 2010

Confronting Challenges: Women Religious Respond to Change

The Conference on the History of Women Religious invites paper and session proposals that explore how communities of women religious or their individual members have defined or redefined their mission in response to regional, national, or international developments. Studies may explore, among other themes and issues, the impact of change on congregational leadership, structures of governance, mission and ministry, membership, inter-congregational cooperation, relations with other organizations, and creating new modes of affiliation. Disciplinary approaches may include, but are not limited to, history, sociology, literature, anthropology, theology, and communication.

Proposals for papers and/or sessions in the form of a one-page abstract (including title and 250-word abstract) accompanied by a one-page C.V. are requested by July 15, 2009. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. We also invite volunteers to chair and comment on sessions.

Send proposals to:

Margaret McGuinness
Department of Religion
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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