Call for Papers



Canadian Society of Church History

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Regina | Saskatchewan

May 30th – June 1st 2018

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 2018 CSCH Annual Meeting will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 30th to June 1st. 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 2018 is “Gathering diversities | mâmawinitotân nanâtohk-ayisiyiniwa” and submissions may wish to address themes of diversity in Canadian churches or topics related to the history of Christianity among First Nations Peoples. Papers that stretch the boundaries of the  field or that intersect with other disciplines are especially welcome.

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

Dr. Stuart Barnard
University of Calgary

Proposals are due by Friday 26 January 2018. Please note that presenters are required to  be members of the Society. Membership information and other information about the CSCH can be found at