Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Church History

2 – 4 June 2020

University of Western Ontario | London, ON

The Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH) is dedicated to promoting and encouraging research in the history of Christianity, particularly the history of Christianity in Canada. Since its founding in 1960, the Society’s annual meetings have provided a forum for historians of Christianity to present and discuss their research in a welcoming and supportive environment. The meeting is enriched by the participation of scholars at all career stages. Thus the Society encourages junior scholars (including graduate students), mid-career scholars, and senior scholars to present papers. Graduate students who present papers and are/or become members of the Society may apply for a small subsidy to help with the costs of travel, accommodation, and conference registration. The best graduate essay is eligible for the John Webster Grant- John S. Moir Graduate Essay Prize.

The 2020 CSCH Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario from June 2nd to 4th. The CSCH invites proposals for individual papers and panel submissions from scholars working in the area of the history of Christianity in Canada, as well as the history of Christianity in other parts of the world.  The theme of Congress 2020 is “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism” and while we welcome submissions that address a breadth of themes in church history, we especially invite submissions that explore the overarching theme of Congress, as it relates to the history of Canadian churches and faith groups. We also welcome papers that stretch the boundaries of the field or that intersect with other disciplines.

Please submit one-page proposals and a brief one-page CV to this year’s Program Chair by e-mail:

Dr. Bruce Douville

Algoma University

Proposals are due by Friday 24 January 2020. Please note that presenters are required to be members of the Society. Membership information and other information about the CSCH can be found at