Call for Papers: Denominational Higher Education During the Vietnam War

Call for Papers: Denominational Higher Education During the Vietnam War

The pandemic prevented many scholars from accessing archives during the past year. For some scholars, access to particular archives is still somewhat challenging. This reality has prevented four scholars from being able to complete chapters for an upcoming work I’m editing. The work is Denominational Higher Education During the Vietnam War, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. This particular volume is a follow-up of sorts to a previous work I edited, Denominational Higher Education During World War II, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

At this time, I am looking for four scholars interested in writing chapters on individual Christian colleges or universities. Each chapter will need to focus on how an individual Christian college or university—board, administration, faculty, and students—responded to the Vietnam War, especially through the lens of faith. There is some flexibility with the length of chapters. I proposed chapters to be somewhere around 8,750 to 15,000 words or 35 to 60 double-spaced pages excluding endnotes with one photograph per chapter.

If interested, please contact me at jjlaukaitis@northpark.edu. The pandemic already led to one extension from Palgrave Macmillan, and I am looking for chapters to be submitted to me by September or October 2021 to have the volume ready to submit to the publisher in November 2021. Work for this volume should not have been previously published. If you would like to read the chapter I submitted for the proposal on North Park College, I will happily share it. You are also encouraged to look at Denominational Higher Education During World War II for an idea of what Denominational Higher Education During the Vietnam War will be.

Thank you.

John J. Laukaitis, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

North Park University

Chicago, IL