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Call for Proposals

This Seminar invites proposals for article-length papers to be precirculated for discussion at the Annual Meeting. Papers may cover any subject within the American West and should make clear how the topic enhances our understanding of religion in the American West, our conceptions of American religious history, and/or of religion in general. The Seminar especially welcomes papers on the following themes:

  • Competing Wests
  • West of the West
  • Economies of religion in the West, especially considering the West as node(s) in a global economy
  • The West in Pacific World religion
  • New religious movements in the West
  • Urban and rural Wests
  • Religion, media, technology, and the West


This Seminar seeks to explore the role of religion in the American West and the ways that considerations of religion affect our understanding of both the West and the history of religion in America. Our goal is to foster both scholarship and teaching about religion in the American West.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


James B. Bennett
Santa Clara University
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Quincy Newell
University of Wyoming
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Method of Submission


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