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History of Christianity Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

The History of Christianity Unit invites papers that offer new interpretations of and findings in Christian history. We especially welcome chronological diversity with a special call to pre-modern issues. We stay open to full panel proposals on new approaches (e.g., material culture) and locations for pre-modern Christianities. While we are open to other panel proposals and roundtable sessions, we are especially interested in the following:

  • Slavery in the Early Christian Tradition
  • Incarceration in Early Christianity
  • 60 years since the Civil Rights Act
  • Anti-Judaism and Semitism and Christian Exegesis
  • Democracy and Violence
  • Southern California
  • Medieval-Reformation era Christianity and Violence in Europe: 500 years after the Peasants War in 1524
  • Queer Christian Movements (especially those outside of mainline Christian Movements)

Statement of Purpose

The mission of this Unit is to deepen and broaden the study of the Christian past by presenting innovative and engaging research on the history, culture, and development of Christianity from its origins to the present, while at the same time promoting interdisciplinary dialogue among the fields of history, religious studies, ritual studies, art history, anthropology, and historical theology. We have a strong commitment to providing a showcase for the work of both younger and established scholars in the field.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members