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Call for papers, program and registration information, and guidelines for presenters for the upcoming Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists.


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Our next conference is scheduled to be June 22-24, 2018 at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The call for papers is now active with a deadline of December 4.

CQHA Steering Committee

  • Robynne Rogers Healey, convener
  • John Anderies, program co-chair
  • Erica Canela
  • Betsy Cazden
  • Mary Craudereuff
  • Susan Garfinkel, program co-chair
  • Pat O'Donnell, local arrangements
  • Judy Pocock

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Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Welcome to the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists site.

Check here for updates, deadlines, program information, registration details, and suggestions for our bienniel conference and initiatives arising between conferences.

Under the auspices of the Friends Historical Association, the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists is organized by a steering committee appointed by the conference group during our bienniel concluding business session.

Call for Papers

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 22-24, 2018

The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists will hold its next biennial conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on June 22-24, 2018. The conference will be followed by an optional post-conference field trip to Quaker sites in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

We invite proposals for presentations on any aspect of Quaker history, across all time periods and locations. In addition to individual paper presentations, we welcome proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, or other collaborative formats. We also seek participants for a session of 5-7 minute lightning talks, a format especially well suited to works-in-progress, recent publications, or ongoing projects. To complement this year's conference site--home to the records of New England Yearly Meeting--we particularly encourage presentations on New England-related topics.

Send a one-page proposal including presentation title, a one-page vita or resume, and a short statement assuring ability to attend, if accepted, to Susan Garfinkel and John Anderies, program co-chairs, at Paper proposals should highlight argument, approach, or methodology, as well as anticipated content. Proposals for sessions should be sent as a package, including an overall description as well as the requested materials for each participant.

Logistics: Lodgings (hotel or dormitory) and meal service will be available on campus, within walking distance of conference sessions. Amherst is easily accessible by air or train in combination with bus or shuttle service, as well as by car. In addition to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and Hampshire College (three of the Five Colleges Consortium members), the town of Amherst is home to the Emily Dickinson House, the Eric Carle Museum, and the Yiddish Book Center.

The deadline for proposals is December 4, 2017.

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