Call for Papers, Durham 2018

Call for Papers, Durham 2018

The Durham Conference
on Ecclesiology & Ethnography


11th-13th September 2018 | St John’s College, Durham


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

There are three different types of paper:

o  Seminar Sessions (30 minutes)
20 min presentation – 10 min response and discussion

o   Track sessions (45 minutes)
20 min presentation – 25 min response and discussion

o   Plenary sessions (60 minute papers)
20 min presentation – 40 min response and discussion

We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are to be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.

Submission Guidelines

To propose a paper, please complete the form below and send it to by 23rd April.  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

Paper Proposal Form