[October 15, 2013] Call for Papers for BH&HS Conference Sioux Falls June 4-6, 2014

Call for Papers

The Baptist History and Heritage Society (BH&HS) and the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI) invites submissions of breakout papers for their jointly-held annual 2014 conference to be held June 4-6 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is an open invitation for paper proposals and presentations.

The conference theme is “Exploring the ‘Other’ Baptists,” a reference to the diversity of the Baptist family. The BH&HS and ALABI are seeking papers focusing on smaller and regional Baptist groups and their adherents (individually or congregationally), in addition to larger Baptist bodies. In addition, the “exploring” motif invites presenters to approach the subject matter from either the historians’ perspective or that of the archivist or librarian.

Historians are invited to submit paper proposals to BH&HS executive director Bruce Gourley. Paper proposals should be 500 words or less in length, relate to the theme of the conference, and include a brief CV. Proposals may be submitted in the body of an email, or as an attached Word document. Submitted proposals will undergo an approval process.

Archivists and librarians may contact ALABI president Taffey Hall to reserve a time slot for a presentation. Papers will be presented on the morning of Thursday, June 5.

All breakout speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for papers and presentations.

The deadline for submissions to either Bruce or Taffey is December 19, 2013.