Historians study and teach history because of the need to understand causation, contingency, and context. Christian scholars add to those traditional factors our faith-based reasons as well–a love for humans as made in the image of God, the mandate to care for Creation, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to tell the Truth. In a world in which our students, communities, churches and wider public are seeking to find ways to address the problems around them, historians can tell stories about the past that encourage, inform, and prophetically engage their audiences. We solicit papers that help us all do this better.
We welcome papers on a wide range of subjects. In this centennial of women in the US getting the right to vote, we are especially focused on those who worked to expand the boundaries of justice and freedom. However, we are also solicit papers on cross-disciplinary research, and the spiritual resources that are available to and possible because of Christian scholars. We hope to gain participation from those on the edges of the academy, including independent scholars, high school teachers, and graduate students.
Proposals for individual papers or panels should be sent to Lisa Clark Diller (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30, 2021. Proposals should include abstracts, paper titles, and names/institutions/contacts for each paper.
If you are interested in putting together a panel focused on women's and gender history, and/or a panel with all female presenters, please use the Women's Network Conference database here.