Finding Co-Panelists for the 2016 CFH Meeting

CFH CFPThe 30th biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith & History is set to take place from October 19-22 at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The meeting will include plenary speakers Kate Bowler, Thomas Kidd, and Verónica Gutiérrez. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2016, for the General Conference (October 20-22) and April 15, 2016, for the undergraduate Student Research Conference (October 19-20). The conference theme will be “Christian Historians and the Challenges of Race, Gender, and Identity,” but papers on any topic will be considered.

Proposals for general conference sessions, individual papers, or panel discussions can be sent to Beth Allison Barr ( or Josh McMullen ( Please include 300-500 word paper proposals (with titles) and contact information. Sessions will be 90 minutes each, which should allow for three papers and questions. Roundtable proposals are also encouraged. If you have an idea for a panel or paper topic, please feel free to share it in the comments section of this post. If someone else has a paper topic that fits with yours, they can then reply in the comments.

To get the creative juices flowing, here is a non-exhaustive list of ideas you may want to consider for paper and panel sessions:

Christian Historians’ Responsibility to the Church concerning Gender Roles
How Christian Intellectuals Have Engaged Race and/or Gender
Engaging Issues of Race, Gender, and/or Christian Identity in Global history
Christian Historians’ Response to Issues of Race and/or Gender within the Academia
How Race and/or Gender Impact Religious History
The Role of Public Historians in Addressing the Challenges of Race, Gender, and/or Identity
How Theology Shapes Understandings of Race and/or Gender
Christian Historians’ Response to the Treatment of Women and/or the Challenges of Diversity in the Professional Academy
Teaching Women’s History and its Significance as Christian Historians
Teaching about Race as Christian Historians
Writing Gender History
Engaging Race and/or Gender in Survey Courses
Christian Historians and Engagement with Political Debates on Race, Gender, and Identity