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Quaker Studies Unit

Call for Proposals

The Quaker Studies Unit will gladly consider papers and panels that examine any aspect of Quakerism (and of closely related religious, cultural, social, political, and economic phenomena).

The unit especially invites proposals that examine:

  • The relationships between Quakers and indigenous people
  • Quakers and imperialism
  • Quakers and freedom
  • Quakers and catastrophes

The Quaker Studies Unit is also especially interested in considering proposals that compare the ways that scholars write about Quaker history now with the way that scholars wrote about it in the past.

Statement of Purpose

The Quaker Studies Unit seeks to advance critical scholarship on Quakerism and related cultural phenomena. The unit is particularly focused on interdisciplinary analyses of Quakerism in its global contexts and in the breadth of its theological diversity. As the unit understands it, Quaker Studies includes the variety of religious traditions that directly derive from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as the spiritual and social movements and practices that have influenced--or been influenced by--Quakerism.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

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