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General Notices

 

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CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND HISTORY OFFICE MOVES TO HUNTINGTON COLLEGE , JUNE 2004
The national office of the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) is now located at Huntington College , Huntington IN. Dr. Paul Michelson, Distinguished Professor of History at Huntington College , serves as national secretary of the CFH, Dr. Dwight Brautigam, Professor of History at the College, is the CFH national treasurer and administrator, and Dr. Jeffrey Webb, Associate Professor of History, serves as managing editor of the newsletter.

The new office will be jointly supported by the CFH and Huntington College under terms of an agreement which will run through 2010.

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NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of sixteen major cultural agencies, will offer at least eight awards in 2005-2006. Participating Institutions include: Boston Athenaeum, Baker Library-Harvard Business School, Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Connecticut Historical Society, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Law School-Special Collections, Historic Deerfield, Maine Historical Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, Mystic Seaport Museum, New England Historic Genealogical Society, New Hampshire Historical Society, Rhode Island Historical Society, Schlesinger Library, and Vermont Historical Society. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight weeks of research and each award will be for research at a minimum of three different institutions. Fellows must stay at each of these organizations for at least two weeks. Applications are welcome from U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with permission from the U.S. government to hold such awards. The application deadline is February 1, 2005 . For more information about the New England Regional Research Fellowships and about the Massachusetts Historical Society's other awards, including short-term grants and MHS-NEH long-term fellowships, please check the Society's web site, http://www.masshist.org , or contact Cherylinne Pina, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail cpina@masshist.org.

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Refleks-Publishing in Norway
REFLEKS-Publishing seeks to build bridges between Pentecostal-charismatic renewal movements and the outside world, first and foremost the academic one. The journal and the books seek a scholarly approach to Pentecostalism and neo-Pentecostalism, including their predecessors, i.e., the Holiness Movement and similar traditions. The target audience for both the book series and the journal are researchers, university students, journalists and the religious community.

The REFLEKS journal appears 1-2 times annually, with each issue having approximately 100 pages. The journal consists of scholarly articles, brief biographical portraits and book reviews in Scandinavian languages and/or in English. For more information on manuscript guidelines and journal entries, visit their website at www.refleks-publishing.com or email kontakt@refleks-publishing.com .

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AHA GETS NEW DOMAIN NAME
The American Historical Association recently changed its domain name and updated its website. The new web pages provide comprehensive information on the AHA, online registration for membership, many free, downloadable publications, a searchable archive of articles from Perspectives , and many more useful features. The website currently located at www.theaha.org will also forward requests to the new domain as long as it seems necessary. For further information on the change of name, email Vernon Horn, the AHA's Internet Projects Coordinator, at vhorn@historians.org .

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SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for its 2005-2006 Scholars in Residence Program, including applications for collaborative residencies. The Scholars in Residence program provides support for up to eight weeks of full-time research and study in manuscript and artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and twenty-five historic sites and museums around the state. Collaborative residencies fund original analytic and/or synthetic research that relates to the interpretive mission and advances the programmatic goals of a PHMC program or facility, including the agency's historic sites and museums. A collaborative residency application must be filed jointly by the interested scholar and host program/facility.

Residency programs are open to all who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, educators, writers, filmmakers, and others. Residencies may be scheduled for up to eight weeks at any time during the period May 1, 2005 -- April 30, 2006 ; stipends are awarded at the rate of $375 per week. Application deadline for the 2005-2006 Scholars in Residence Program is January 16, 2005 . Ten paper copies of the application must be submitted to: Scholars in Residence Program, Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Commonwealth Keystone Building , Plaza Level, 400 North St. , Harrisburg , PA 17120-0053 .

For a full description of the residency program and application materials, as well as information about Commission research collections and collaborative residences, go to www.phmc.state.pa.us . Queries can be directed to lshopes@state.pa.us .

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RECENT SURVEY ON AMERICAN EVANGELICALS
The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Group recently presented on "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" a survey focusing on "America's Evangelicals." According to the survey, evangelicals as a group reflect diversity and differences in their attitudes toward society, culture, and politics. For more information and to view the entire report, visit the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Group website.

PAUL RADER & THE CHICAGO GOSPEL TABERNACLE, 1922-1933
The Billy Graham Center Archives presents an online exhibit highlighting Paul Rader and his dynamic ministry at the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle. For a direct link to the exhibit, click here.

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AAR RESEARCH GRANTS
The American Academy of Religion (AAR) provides grants to individuals to support important aspects of research including travel to archives and libraries, research assistance, fieldwork and release time. The maxium award is $5,000. Funds will not be provided for dissertation research. Membership in the AAR is required. For information contact the American Academy of Religion, 825 Houston Mill Rd., Ste. 300, Atlanta, GA 30329-4211; phone: (404) 727-7920.

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PANDORA PRESS NOW CASCADIA PUBLISHING
Pandora Press U. S., founded in 1997, is a significant publisher of Anabaptist-related academic materials. The Press has now chosen its five-year mark as an appropriate time to celebrate its renaming of Pandora U. S. to Cascadia Publishing House. Cascadia Publishing House (along with Pandora Press in Canada) desires to enable publication of high-caliber Anabaptist-related books which would otherwise not be published or possibly migrate outside the Anabaptist publishing orbit. For more information on the transition to Cascadia Publishing House, visit their website at www. CascadiaPublishingHouse.com.

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NEWLY DESIGNED WEB SITE
The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture launched its new website in May 2002. The new home page offers the latest Center news and information about upcoming projects and events. There is also a link to the past and current issues of their journal; information about books published through the Center; a link to the latest issue of the newsletter; and complete information about the current Young Scholars program. Visit the new site at www.iupui.edu/~raac/.

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THE CARL O. BANGS COLLECTION
The Nazarene Archives (Kansas City, Mo.) has acquired the Carl O. Bangs Collection. A president of the American Society of Church History, Bangs, who died July 7, spent most of his career as professor of historical theology at St. Paul School of Theology (United Methodist) in Kansas City, and was among the world's leading specialists on James Arminius, the Dutch Reformation, and the development of the Arminian theological tradition. He was also quite knowledgeable about the history of American Christianity and, after marriage to Marjorie Friesen, developed a keen interest in Anabaptist history, producing works in these areas also. The Bangs Collection contains over 50 c.f. of papers, including correspondence with colleagues around the world. Among other topics, the papers document Arminius research, Methodist studies, United Methodist theological education, and the practice of church history in the latter 20th century. The accession has an additional 35 linear feet of books dating from the 17th-19th centuries constituting Bangs' personal Arminius research library. The papers are not yet fully processed, but the Arminius library portion is now open and housed in the Rare Book Room of The Broadhurst Library, Nazarene Theological Seminary, located on the same campus as the Nazarene Archives. Contact: Stan Ingersol (816-333-7000 ext. 2437).

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ISAE SPONSORS HYMN FOCUS AT REGENT COLLEGE
This past July brought an extension of the ISAE's "Hymnody in American Protestantism" project with a series of hymn-related events at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. Following up on professor Bruce Hindmarsh's work on the history of "Amazing Grace" for the Institute's May 2000 conference, the ISAE awarded Hindmarsh a grant of $10,000 to underwrite a series of courses and special musical events that highlighted various aspects of the role hymns play in the life of the Church. Three music-related courses were offered as part of Regent's renowned summer school program, including Hindmarsh's course on "Hymns and the Christian Spirit," an evening hymn festival featuring Dr. Mary Oyer, and a series of concerts featuring Jeremy Begbie and Michael Potts, among others. Funding for the original ISAE initiative was provided by a 1998 grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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PURCHASE THE LAST CD AVAILABLE OF HYMN ARRANGEMENTS FROM ISAE'S "AMERICAN PROTESTANT HYMNODY" PROJECT!!
As part of the ISAE's recent project on American Protestant Hymnody, nine of America's leading arrangers of sacred music were commissioned to draw up exciting new choral arrangements of hymns that have been particularly important within the American Protestant tradition. The result is "Fill the World With Loudest Praise," a new cd from Selah Publishing featuring the St. Paul's Chamber Choir of Houston, TX under the direction of Robert Brewer. Among the selections are "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" (arr. Carl Schalk), "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (arr. Alfred V. Fedak), "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (arr. John Ferguson), and "Promised Land/On Jordon's Stormy Bank I Stand" (arr. David Ashley White). In addition to five other choral pieces, the cd features instrumental arrangements by two winners of an ISAE contest for college student arrangers. The CD features over 50 minutes of music that will be cherished by any lover of the great hymns of the church. For a copy of "Fill the World With the Loudest Praise," send a check, money order or visa/mastercard number for $13 plus $1 for shipping & handling to, the ISAE, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187.

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PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS ANNOUNCES NEW STUDY ON AMERICAN VIEWS ON FAITH, VALUES AND MORALITY
The Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia have just released For Goodness' Sake: Why So Many Americans Want Religion to Play a Greater Role in American Life, the results of a study they commissioned from the Public Agenda research group in New York City. Based on a representative sampling of 1,507 Americans the report reveals-among other things-that 85% of Americans feel parents would do a better job of raising their children if more Americans became more religious, and that over half believe that a moment of silence is the best solution to the problem of prayer in the classroom. Single copies of For Goodness' Sake are available for $10.00 from Public Agenda, 6 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016; tel. 212/686-6610; e-mail: info@publicagenda.org.

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CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION IN PUBLIC LIFE CHANGES NAME
The Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, CT has changed its name to the Leonard E. Greenburg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life in honor of its benefactor, chairman of Hartford-based Coleco Industries. For information on the Greenberg Center's programs and its quarterly journal, Religion in the News, contact the Center, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106-3100; tel. 860/297-2353; e-mail: csrpl@trincoll.edu.

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OHIO VALLEY HISTORY MAKES ITS DEBUT
The Cincinnati Historical Society has replaced its former journal, Queen City Heritage, with Ohio Valley History, a new regional journal. The journal will be a collaborative effort of the Historical Society, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Museum Center. OVH will publish peer-reviewed articles and essays on any subject or time period dealing with the history of the Ohio Valley-broadly defined-as well as reviews of books, films, and exhibits. Those submitting articles should submit two hard copies, approximately 20-25 pp. in length (excluding endnotes). For more information contact, Wayne K. Durrill, Dept. of History, ML #373, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0373; e-mail: durrilwk@email.uc.edu.

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NEW ADDRESS FOR MATERIAL HISTORY PROJECT
The Material History of American Religion Project has moved its offices. James Hundnut-Beumler, the project's director, is now the dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Please send correspondence to Material History of American Religion Project, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240. Information on the project can be found at www.materialreligion.org or email: dansack@earthlink.net.

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NEW STUDIES IN RELIGION SERIES: A CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Contexts and Consequences: New Studies in Religion and History, is a new series published by the Davies Group. The series will provide a forum for scholarship in religion and history in which the contexts and consequences of change are examined. Forthcoming titles will explore historical moments or propose alternative readings of history through scholarly research that is accessible, engaging, and suitable for use in an undergraduate classroom. There is no deadline for submission. Proposals should be no more than five pages in length and must include the following: a three page description of the project including a thesis; narrative explication of the historical/geographical context; a one page selected bibliography; and a one page preliminary table of contents. Please submit one copy of the proposal to each of the following: Cathy N. Gutierrez, Department of Religion, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595; and Lisa J. Poirier, Dept. of Comparative Religion, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Questions may be emailed to cgutierrez@sbc.edu or to ljmpoirier@sprintmail.com.

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WOMEN'S STUDIES: CALL FOR PAPERS
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which provides a forum for the presentation of scholarship and criticism about women, invites submissions from scholars across the disciplines, including literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, religious studies, anthropology, and the sciences. Send three copies of submissions (up to 25 pages in length and conforming to current MLA guidelines) to Wendy Martin, Editor, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Claremont Graduate University, Blaisdell House, 143 East Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711-6163.

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NEW AUSTRALIAN BOOK ON PHEONMENON OF THE ALTAR CALL
The Altar Call is familiar to almost all who regularly move in evangelical circles, whether their church uses it or not. In his book, David Bennett examines the origins and early history of the practice in depth. Beginning with an examination of the evangelistic practices of John Wesley, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards, this book concludes that these evangelists did not use the Altar Call. It then traces the altar call's origins in the last sixty years of the eighteenth century, through its development into a system in the American camp-meetings at the beginning of the next. The second part of the book examines how the practice is used in evangelism today, questions some of the results, and looks at what the Bible says about evangelism. The book is a revision of David Bennett's M. Th. thesis: "The Public Invitation System in Evangelism", through Australian College of Theology. For more information, or to order the book contact David Bennett at 57 Donald St., Camp Hill, Queensland, Australia, 4152. The cost is $43.00 which includes shipping.

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CALIHAN FELLOWSHIPS
The Calihan Fellowships Program, administered by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, presents awards of up to $5,000 to qualified seminarians and graduate students in theology, philosophy, or related fields. There are three fellowship programs:
Religion and Liberty Fellowship Program--offering academica fellowships of up to $5,000
Research Assistance Program--offering research grants of up to $3,000
Travel Grant Program--offering travel grants of up to $1,000
For more information contact the Acton Institute, 161 Ottawa NW Suite 301, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503; call (616) 454-3080; or visit their website at www.acton.org.

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NEW JOURNAL: AMERICAN NINETEENTH CENTURY HISTORY
This new journal from Frank Cass has a range of topics from nullification to late 19th century modernization. Future issues will include essays on slaveholding and capitalism in Louisiana, Hinton Rowan Helper, the Chinese at the 1876 exposition, and single women in the post-Civil War South. Contributors are encouraged to submit essays from all areas of nineteenth century history, including religious history. For more information contact Martin Crawford, David Bruce Centre for American Studies, Keele University, Keele, Staffs. U.K. ST5 5BG; or email: m.s.crawford@ams.keele.ac.uk .

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