[September 20, 2012] Call for Papers @ BH&HS 2013 Conference

An Open Call for Papers for the 2013 Conference of the Baptist History & Heritage Society May 20-22 in Richmond, VA

Theme: “Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness: Religion and the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconciliation in Our Time”

Overview of Conference: The 2013 Annual Conference of the Baptist History & Heritage Society, “Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness: Religion and the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconciliation in Our Time,” will be May 20-22 in Richmond, Virginia.

The conference will be co-sponsored by the Virginia Baptist Historical Society and the Center for Baptist Heritage and Studies, and hosted by the University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, and local Baptist congregations. Featured speakers include Harry Stout (Yale University), Edward Ayers (University of Richmond) and Andrew Manis (Macon State).

For more information regarding the conference, visit the conference webpage.

Submit Your Paper Prospectus by December 19, 2012: The Baptist History & Heritage Society invites submissions for papers for its annual 2013 conference to be held May 20-22 in Richmond, Virginia. This is an open invitation for paper proposals. The conference will explore the relationship of religion to the American Civil War and Emancipation, as well as the dynamics of religious faith as related to the continuous journey of racial reconciliation in America. The exploration of religious themes includes, but is not limited to, the Baptist faith. Paper proposals should explore one of the three conference emphases:

  • Religion and the Civil War
  • Religion and Emancipation
  • Religion and Racial Reconciliation

Paper proposals should be 500 words or less in length and focus primarily on one of the three broad topics above, although paper proposals that intersect more than one of the three topics are welcome. Proposals should be accompanied by a CV. Submit proposal and CV to BH&HS President Delane Tew at delanetew@gmail.com, no later than December 19, 2012. Information about previous annual conferences is available here. Please direct any questions to BH&HS Executive Director Bruce Gourley.

Image: African American Troops Liberating Slaves in North Carolina (Library of Congress)