Call for Proposals: 2024-2025 Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas

Call for Proposals: 2024-2025 Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas


The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar explores topics in religion and culture broadly from interdisciplinary perspectives, including social history, biography, cultural studies, visual and material culture, urban studies, and the history of ideas. The organizers are interested in how religious belief has affected society, rather than creedal or theological focused studies.

The seminar provides an opportunity for scholars to share papers that use new methods, unveil archival discoveries, and offer new interpretations. Two scholars whose work enriches or complements their own may consider submitting proposals for a paired presentation. Papers are pre-circulated. Presenters make a 10 to 15 minute presentation followed by a short commentary by a scholar in the field, followed by a discussion with seminar participants.

The seminar typically meets on selected Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm. In AY 2024-2025, all sessions will take place online via Zoom.

The seminar’s organizers for 2024-2025 are: Darren Dochuk, University of Notre Dame; Karen Johnson, Wheaton College; James Krippner, Haverford College; Malachy McCarthy, Archival Resources for Catholic Collections; Christopher Allison, the McGreal Center at Dominican University; and Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois Chicago.

Submission Instructions

To apply, please submit a one-page proposal and brief CV at this link:

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Proposals are due by the end of day on June 10, 2024.



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