Call for Papers: Durham 2017

Call for Papers: Durham 2017


The Durham Conference

on Ecclesiology & Ethnography


12th-14th September 2017 | St John’s College, Durham


The conference will run from lunchtime on the 12th until lunch on 14th Sept. We will be holding our usual folk music evening on the 13th.

We welcome papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived in ecclesiology.

This conference is part of The Network for Ecclesiology & Ethnography, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church.   It is is a wide ranging conference, and part of the joy is discovering a diversity of specialisms.  Past papers have included ethnography, systematic theology, ecclesiology, practical theology and social science approaches.  Attendees range from professors to doctoral students and local ministers.  This is an excellent place to present as a post graduate or early career researcher, or as a pastor/scholar in ministry.  Learning is generously shared and critiques are supportive.  We have two different kinds of paper: 20 minute and 45 minute papers.  We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are to be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.

Proposals deadline extended until 31st July.

Conference registration will be open by the 15 April 2017. Check back here for additional details.

To propose a paper, please send us a title and abstract of no more than 200 words, with your name, title, institution/place of work (if applicable) and contact details.  You can upload it as a pdf or word file, using the button below. All paper proposals will be reviewed and we’ll let you know the status of your proposal ASAP. If you have any questions please email Professor Pete Ward at


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Timothy Snyder is the Communications Coordinator for The Network for Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Contact him at