|Roman Catholic Studies|
Call for Proposals
This Group seeks to engage in scholarly investigation of topics related to the Catholic tradition in its many forms using the tools of academic research. Papers are sought that address how the field of Catholic Studies is defined, constituted, and contested or that explore methods for the study of Catholicism, engaging these topics from diverse perspectives and approaches. Additionally, papers that represent the ethnic, cultural, geographic, philosophical, and generational diversity of Catholicism are encouraged. The Group invites submissions for the following topics:
We encourage the submission of proposals for complete panels, especially those that place various methodologies of Catholic studies (history, theology, sociology, cultural studies) in conversation by interrogating a specific text, issue, development, or phenomena in Roman Catholicism using diverse scholarly approaches. Submissions connecting with the anniversary of the opening of Vatican II are especially timely. Please feel free to contact the Chairs to discuss and develop possible panel ideas.
This Group provides a scholarly forum to study the global Roman Catholic community. Consequently, we welcome critical studies, cultural, ethical, historical, and theological perspectives. We seek to mirror the subject community’s diversity in pursuing equally diverse methods to study that community.
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.
Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Method of Submission