Call For Papers
Historical Studies Topic Session
You are invited to submit proposals for our 2013 Convention, which meets June 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida. We welcome proposals from any period of Christian history (Patristic, Medieval, Reformation-era, and Modern) related to the convention theme, “Conversion.” The theme of conversion threads itself throughout Christian history in the stories of individuals, religious orders and the institutional Church responding to God’s call to salvation. Because of the centrality of the call to conversion in the Christian faith and its history, proposals examining the experience of conversion for what it teaches Christians and the Church about the call to re-orient one’s life toward God can come from a broad range of historical periods, sources and perspectives (geographical, political and ideologically).
Historical Studies is allotted two sessions, each of which will consist of three papers of about 20 minutes each.
Please submit your proposal electronically to Helen M. Ciernick at email@example.com before September 1, 2012. Proposals should be 200-500 words in length and should include your name, institution, contact information, and A.V. needs. Members whose proposals are accepted will be notified before or on September 21, 2012, and will be asked to submit a 100-word precis for the online program to be posted on the CTSA website. Presenters should ordinarily be CTSA members in good standing and should not be giving a presentation in another session at the convention. All proposals will be evaluated by all members of the team: Helen Ciernick and Shawn Colberg. We look forward to receiving your proposals.