Call for Papers: Atlanta 2024

Call for Papers: Atlanta 2024

Ecclesiology & Ethnography North American Conference


April 26-28, 2024 | Emory’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA


The Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network is a global community of scholars working at the intersections of theology and ethnography. Together with Emory’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, we will be holding our second annual North American conference in April 2024.

A sibling to the annual conference in Durham UK (which can often be difficult for North American scholars to attend due to its location and timing), we keep the community spirit of that meeting alive by prioritizing the work of doctoral students and early career scholars. This will be an excellent place to workshop one’s project as a post graduate student, early career researcher, or pastor/scholar in ministry in conversation with prominent senior scholars including Pete Ward, Durham; Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, Emmanuel College; and Christian Scharen, LSTC and St. Lydia’s.  Expect a collaborative space of generous learning and supportive critique.


Submission Guidelines

For Ecclesiology & Ethnography North America (EENA), April 26-28, 2024, hosted by Emory’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, we are lifting up a focal theme focused on locality: the Southeastern United States. Specific elements of this could include issues of  migration/immigration; movements for racial justice; public memorialization, especially related to Southern history; new missional communities; churches, race, and political mobilization; and more. However, to be clear, proposals do NOT need to relate in some way to the theme, and can also be focused on other topics.

There will be two tracks for proposals: one, a track for more traditional papers on research projects, with more time to present, and then hold Q&A; and two, a track for work in progress with a brief presentation and then more of a workshop dialogue with attendees. The latter type of proposal may be projects in progress, an idea for a project, or methodological and theoretical considerations that do not, as yet, entail an in-process research project. Doctoral students and early career scholars are especially welcomed to submit proposals. Both in-person and hybrid options for participation and presentation are available.

Proposals due by February 1st, 2024.

Notification of acceptance will be delivered by February 15th, 2024.

Registration for the Conference will also open on February 15th, 2024.


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