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Quaker Studies Unit

Call for Proposals

Quaker Studies is accepting proposals on the following topics:

  • A roundtable discussion on Global Quakerism in a Postcolonial Context (Are we now in a position to write a truly postcolonial history of Quakerism?  If not, why not?  If so, what would such a history look like?)
  • co-sponsored with the Buddhism Unit exploring "light" and "religious pluralism"
  • Quakers and labor/class
  • Quakers and regional/on the border witness (possible dialogue with sociology of religion/sociologists like Jim Spickard and Meredith McGuire)--possible connections with economics as well as sociological/anthropological studies of Quakerism

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