In the spirit of Cara's recent post, I'm happy to point out that the American Society of Church History's Spring 2015 meeting is coming to Minnesota. I copy the full CFP below.
Let me preface it with 3 thoughts.
|The Cathedral of St. Paul|
2. I heartily concur with Paul that this conference is a great time to expand our consideration of religion in the Midwest. Midwestern history generally is ready for expansion, and Midwestern religious history is a wide-open field (to use an apt metaphor). Perhaps we can generate a "Minnesota Moment" in scholarship.
3. I'll be at the conference, so if anyone is looking for a chair or commentator for a panel, especially for early American topics, please let me know!
Call for Papers
ASCH 2015 Spring Conference
The Spring Meeting of the American Society for Church History will be held April 16-19, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Program Committee invites ASCH members and others to submit paper and session proposals on any aspect of the history of Christianity and its interaction with culture.
The primary theme of the conference is Contact and Exchange among Religious Groups. We are interested in papers exploring interactions among groups brought on by processes such as migration, immigration, resettlement, exile, and diasporic dispersals across geographic areas and time periods. Papers that focus on religious groups in conversation with one another, examining influences, hybridity, missionization, conversion, reconversion, cooperation, or other themes or processes, are welcome.
Given the location of this meeting in Minneapolis, we also encourage papers addressing contact among religious groups in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, including but not limited to immigrant groups arriving in the nineteenth-century, such as Eastern Christians and Copts; those arriving in the early twentieth-century groups, such as Latin Americans; and those arriving in the late twentieth-century immigrants such as Hmong, Somali, and other East Africans. Papers addressing contact and exchange between Native Americans and religious groups are also encouraged.
We welcome individual and group proposals of formal papers, panel and round table discussions, consideration of a major recent book, and other relevant themes and issues. Panels should exhibit diversity of gender, rank, and scholarly location in their composition. We encourage graduate student participation.
Proposals should consist of a submission form and the associated information outlined therein:
• For individual papers: Submission form, which requires a 500-word summary of the paper and a one-page c.v. or 250-word biographical sketch.
• For sessions: Submission form, which requires a 500-word thematic abstract, 300-word abstracts for each paper, a one-page c.v. or 250-word biographical sketch, names of proposed chairs and respondents.
• For panels or roundtable discussion: Submission form, which requires a 500-word session overview, 300-word descriptions of each paper, and a 250-word biographical sketch for each participant.
Submission forms are available at http://www.churchhistory.org/conferences-meetings/
Proposals should be submitted by email to Jeanne Kilde, Program Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1.
NOTE: All program participants must register for the conference and be members of the ASCH at the time of the Meeting. Non-members whose proposals are accepted will need to become members. Graduate students are offered two free years of membership in ASCH.