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Quaker Studies Unit

Call for Proposals

"The Quaker Studies Unit invites paper proposals on any topic related to Quakerism, to religious groups that bear a family resemblance to Quakerism, or to secular social movements that have been influenced by Quaker ideals. The unit is especially interested in proposed papers (or panels) that analyze Quakers and economic class or Quakers and capitalism. It would also welcome proposed panels that focus on a recently-published scholarly book that raises significant questions about the current state of Quaker Studies."

Postponed until 2021: 1) Co-sponsored with Eastern Orthodox Unit: Spiritual Light in the Orthodox and Quaker Spiritual Traditions

Statement of Purpose

The Quaker Studies Unit seeks to advance critical scholarship of Quakerism and sub-fields that interact with Quaker history, practice and thought. This Unit is particularly focused on interdisciplinary analyses of Quakerism in its global contexts and the breadth of its theological diversity. Quaker Studies includes the variety of religious traditions that derive from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as the spiritual and social movements and practices that claim Quaker influence.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection