Call for Papers

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Call for Papers: Christianity and Social Activism in Chinese Societies

By driAugust 29th, 2018in Call for Papers, World Christianity

February 24-26, 2019 (arriving on 23rd and departing on 27th) Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and social activism in Chinese societies. We welcome both scholarly research papers of empirical or historical studies and personal reflection papers by Christian social activists. Christianity is a minority religion in China, but one that has served as a catalyst for social change in China’s modernization. For instance, Christianity is closely associated with the introduction of modern education, modern medicine, modern press and media, modern charities and disaster relief, More

Call for Papers: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas

July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College is pleased to invite interested scholars to our next gathering in 2019: “II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” Conference organizers welcome academic presentations related to the life, labor, and legacy of Bartolomé de Las Casas. We especially encourage proposals that employ Las Casas as a prism for the interpretation of the interaction, expansion, culture, and ancestry... More

Call for Papers: Christianity in India

Call for Papers for a Double-volume Special Issue of Nidān The bi-annual, peer-reviewed and open access Journal “Nidān: International Journal for Indian Studies”, published from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is pleased to announce a double-volume special issue on Christianity in India, to be published in July and December 2019 respectively. We elicit 8000 to 10,000 word-long original research articles on Christianity in India from scholars of different disciplinary backgrounds, using a variety of methodological approaches or a combination thereof, including anthropological, sociological, historical methods and literary analysis. Christians constitute approximately 3% of India’s population and self-define their identity and devotional practices... More

The Bartolomé de Las Casas Conference

“Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College is pleased to invite interested scholars to our next gathering in 2019: “Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” Conference organizers welcome academic presentations related to the life, labor, and legacy of Bartolomé de Las Casas in the... More

Currents, Perspectives, and Ethnographic Methodologies for World Christianity

2019 World Christianity Conference March 15–18, 2019 | Princeton Theological Seminary "CURRENTS, PERSPECTIVES, AND ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODOLOGIES FOR WORLD CHRISTIANITY” Call for Papers An International, Interdisciplinary Conference organized by The World Christianity & History of Religions Program (Dept. of History & Ecumenics) Princeton, New Jersey, USA Recent decades mark a watershed in World Christianity as an emerging academic field, its development into an interdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Reflection on the complexity of Christianity as a pluricultural, global phenomenon has been robust. As was highlighted by our 2018 conference, World Christianity as a field has been shaped in large part by its distinctive historiography and diverse methodologies. In... More

Call for Papers: Historical Monuments and Modern Society in China

By driMay 24th, 2018in Call for Papers

Attached please find the call for papers for an international conference, "Historical Monuments and Modern Society," to be held in Shanghai on December 1-2, 2018. This conference certainly bears relevance to missions and Christianity in the modern recovery of ancient sites around the world. Dong WANG, Ph.D., Ph.D. Director of Wellington Koo Institute for Modern China in World History Distinguished University Professor of History College of Liberal Arts Shanghai University; Research Associate (since 2002) Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University Call for papers historical monuments and modern society May 13, 2018

Call for Papers: Prison and Religion in the Global South

The journal Social Sciences and Missions is now planning a special issue on Prison and Religion in the Global South. Prisons build an important interface of social and religious concern. They are communities operating with limited connection to the outside world and with their own resilient communal life. Penal communities are often dominated by prison gangs. Yet there are aspects to communal life in prison that are outside of gangs’ control, among them an occasionally vibrant religious life independent of outside initiative. At the same time, religious groups of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, or other provenience, and, to a smaller extent, non-religious... More

American Society of Church History Winter Meeting 2019 Call for Paper

The Program Committee of the American Society of Church History, chaired by President-Elect Paul C. H. Lim, is pleased to announce its Call For Papers for the upcoming Winter Meeting. The annual Winter Meeting of the American Society of Church History (ASCH) will be held Thursday to Sunday, January 3-6, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, as a concurrent event to the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA). All ASCH sessions will be held at the historic Blackstone Hotel, next door to the main AHA conference hotel. Conference Theme: “Race and the Other: Whose Church, Which Histories?” When the term “church history” is... More