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CFH Conference Proposal Deadline – May 1st

April 12, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you let deadlines sneak up on you.  Don’t miss the deadline for proposals for the CFH meeting this fall at Gordon College.


(Cut and pasted directly from the CFH Website)

Our 28th Biennial Fall Conference in 2012 on “Cultural Change and Adaptation,” will be at Gordon College in Massachusetts. John Wigger (University of Missouri; is general program chair and Jennifer Hevelone-Harper (Gordon College; is the local arrangements chair. The student conference will be October 3-4 and the Biennial Conference will be October 4-6.

A CALL FOR PAPERS has been issued. This year’s theme, “Cultural Change and Adaptation,” a deliberately broad designation intended to encompass how people and organizations interact with their culture in all geographical areas and historical periods. Session proposals are particularly encouraged, but the program committee will also consider individual paper proposals that can be organized into sessions wherever possible.

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 1, 2012. A pdf file outlining policies for conference paper and panel proposals is posted on the CFH webpage: here. Proposals for the October 4-6 Biennial Conference should be submitted to John Wigger (University of Missouri) at Proposals for the October 3-4 undergraduate student research conference should be submitted to Jared Burkholder (Grace College) at


125th AHA in Boston Jan. 6-9, 2011

December 16, 2010

The Conference on Faith and History will hold a breakfast and a panel discussion at the 125th Annual American Historical Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on January 6-9, 2011.

Please check the organization website for details.  Graduate students make special note to contact if you plan to attend.  We can try to get together, if even just to commiserate and possibly plan how we might continue to improve our organization.

George Fox Conference

November 11, 2010

If you missed the conference at George Fox this fall, check out the program.–ready%20to%20post%20091610.pdf

Let’s try to open some communication here and get people trading papers and working together.

Attending the CFH Conference?

September 20, 2010

Are you planning on attending the upcoming CFH Conference at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon on Oct 6-7 and 7-9, 2010?

Great!  Get in touch with others to make travel arrangements.  A few people have contacted me via the Facebook group.  Check us out, CFH Grad Students on Facebook!

For more info on the conference itself, check out

These are great conferences to meet other like-minded historians.  Even if you are not prepared to present any of your own research, the opportunities to discuss the research of others is always enriching.

Flourishing in the Academy: ESN Gathering

October 27, 2008

The good folks at the Emerging Scholars Network have organized their first gathering in Chicago this winter break.  The event is intended to connect and encourage people like us who might feel somewhat alone as Christians in the academy.  For more information, visit the ESN site.

Bluffton Reflections

October 1, 2008

I attended my first CFH meeting in 2004, at Hope College in Michigan.  I became hooked immediately.  The discourse and community of Christian scholars–Christian historians, even, met a deep need to connect with those who share a life of the mind and dedicate their lives to faith.

Downtown Bluffton, OH

Downtown Bluffton, OH

The Bluffton meeting met my expectations once again.  I had the privilege of delivering the student plenary Wednesday night.  It was a sort of memoir of my academic journey (perhaps I’ll share some of it on the blog later).  And the professional conference gave me hope, once again, that grad school has an end in sight!


*Joel Carpenter’s plenary (I called my husband and told him I wanted to move to Asia)

*Praying to Aristotle (and maybe Herodotus and Josephus, too)

*Luke’s Bar and Grill (for the grill, of course)

*Menonite foundations (hooray for peace and justice!)

*Graduate Student Reception (great company and I actually saw the sunrise for once)

*New friends!