Vibrant Future, Timeless Heritage

Dr. Pamela Smoot, BH&HS President

Dr. Pamela Smoot, BH&HS President

The non-profit Baptist History and Heritage Society is the leading scholarly organization for Baptist historians in America. We integrate scholarship into top notch congregational resources in the form of publications, printed and digital resources, conferences, seminars, dialogue and special events. The Society represents Baptists around the world and is funded by membership dues, the generosity of donors, and grants. Join or renew your membership today.


Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference
May 23-25, 2016
Hosted by Baylor University’s Truett Seminary

Held in conjunction with the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) and the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI), the theme of the 2016 BH&HS Conference is “Perspectitruett_logoves in Baptist History and Identity.”

The Society welcomes individual paper proposals for this upcoming conference. Proposals should reflect the conference theme and be 500 words or less in length. Society members and non-members alike may submit proposals.

Proposed themed paper sessions are also encouraged. Suggestions for a themed session should consist of two to three paper presentations and a moderator. Proposals for creative sessions that do not focus on traditional paper presentations are also welcomed.

Individual paper presenters will be allowed no more than 20 minutes for their presentations.

For more information about the conference, click here. Proposals for individual papers, themed paper sessions and creative sessions will be accepted until January 31, 2016. Conference registration opens in February 2016.

Written proposals may be submitted by email to


The 2015 national BH&HS conference focused on the theme of Baptists and Social Justice. View the conference program, read news stories about the conference, and listen to audio recordings.



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