Early Career Scholars

Early Career Scholars

Emeritus Professor Janet Nelson (President, 1993-4) writes:

The first conference I ever attended in my life was an EHS one, at the University of Kent in 1969. I was a recent postdoc who had not yet succeeded in getting an academic post. There weren’t so many conferences happening in those days, and though there were rumours of such things as seminars, I never attended any as a postgraduate. The EHS gave me the first chance I had to give a paper: to have it discussed, critically and also sympathetically, by senior scholars and by some of my own peers, were major bonuses for me. The ambience was friendly, and there were many lively exchanges. A number of people I met in 1969 and at subsequent EHS conferences became and have remained lifelong friends. The Society has nurtured many careers. We are keen to encourage early career scholars in the church history field in myriad ways. In this section, we include advice on: