Oct 20–23 | Protest, Resistance and Transformation: Agents of Change Past and Present

Oct 20–23 | Protest, Resistance and Transformation: Agents of Change Past and Present

Call for Papers

Conference on Faith and History

Protest, Resistance and Transformation:

Agents of Change Past and Present

Baylor University

Waco, TX

October 20-23, 2021

Proposals for individual papers or panels should be sent to Lisa Clark Diller (ldiller@southern.edu) by April 30, 2021 Proposals should include abstracts, paper titles, and names/institutions/contacts for each paper.

Historians study and teach history because of the need to understand causation, contingency, and context. Christian scholars add to those traditional factors our faith-based reasons as well–a love for humans as made in the image of God, the mandate to care for Creation, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to tell the Truth. In a world in which our students, communities, churches and wider public are seeking to find ways to address the problems around them, historians can tell stories about the past that encourage, inform, and prophetically engage their audiences. We solicit papers that help us all do this better.

We welcome papers on a wide range of subjects. In this centennial of women in the US getting the right to vote, we are especially focused on those who worked to expand the boundaries of justice and freedom. However, we also are soliciting papers on cross-disciplinary research, and the spiritual resources that are available to and possible because of Christian scholars. We hope to gain participation from those on the edges of the academy, including independent scholars, high school teachers, and graduate students.

If you are interested in putting together a panel focused on women’s and gender history, and/or a panel with all female presenters, please use the Women’s Network Conference database here.

Download and print a pdf of our Call to Papers in order to distribute and promote the conference.