Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar, Newberry Library 2019-2020 Call for Proposals

Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar, Newberry Library 

2019-2020 Call for Proposals 
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019 

The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar explores topics in religion and culture broadly from interdisciplinary perspectives including social history, biography, cultural studies, visual and material culture, urban studies, and the history of ideas. They are interested in how religious belief has affected society, rather than creedal-or theological focused studies.

The Seminar provides an opportunity for scholars to share works-in-progress, and they encourage papers that use new methods, unveil archival discoveries, or need feedback in preparation for book and journal article presentation.

The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3-5 pm, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. The Seminar’s organizers for 2019-2020 are: Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame; Karen Johnson, Wheaton College; Malachy McCarthy, Claretian Missionaries Archives; Rima Lunin Schultz, Independent Scholar; Deborah Kanter, Albion College; Heath Carter, Valparaiso University and Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois Chicago.

The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar is co-sponsored by Albion College, the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois at Chicago, Valparaiso University and Wheaton College.

For more about the seminar please visit their website:

To submit a proposal, please visit the webform at (the form will be open from March 22- June 3, 2019) and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are not at present interested in giving a paper but want to receive papers and participate in the discussion, please read the Registration Information found online. The Newberry is unable to provide funds for travel and lodging for presenters and respondents, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.

Job Posting: Loyola University Chicago, Director of Women and Leadership Archives

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks nominations and applications to identify user-focused, innovative, and forward-thinking candidates to serve as the next Director of its Women and Leadership Archives (WLA). This position will provide strategic direction and leadership, work collaboratively across campus, and engage with the local, state, and broader community and national and international partners to develop, manage, promote, and make accessible the WLA's collections in support of Loyola's teaching, learning, research, and service missions. Organizationally the WLA is part of the Gannon Center and the University Libraries. Loyola encourages applications from underrepresented groups and from those with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

This full-time position reports primarily to the Dean of Libraries and secondarily to the Director of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. For additional information, please visit and

To apply

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest through . They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by April 01, 2019.

Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection advisory committee:

Hong Ma
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660