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Call for Proposals

We seek proposals for papers or entire panels on:

  • The mainstreaming of Mormon history
  • Historical memory, reading, and teaching in the digital age
  • Historicizing pneumatic Christianities
  • The introductory course in the history of Christianity — diverse challenges, new opportunities
  • Mainline Protestantism — definitions, narratives, and trajectories
  • Histories of prayer — public practices and private selves

We will consider proposals on other topics as well. Papers should be conceived for effective fifteen-minute presentations.


The mission of this Section 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. Our Section’s website is www.AAR-HCS.org.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.


Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
Graduate Theological Union
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Daniel Ramírez
University of Michigan
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Method of Submission


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