Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

A network of supporters and scholars

The Society is a great way to meet other people working on similar fields and scholars studying related questions in periods and places beyond your own.  Our conferences, colloquia, and social networks are all good ways to experience the supportive network which our members relish.

An opportunity to stay abreast of recent church history scholarship

Through connections with the society you can, of course, maintain a close eye on latest developments in the field. Our conferences, social networks, and journal – Studies in Church History – are all fertile grounds in which to do so. If you become a full member, you’ll also receive a physical copy (hardback) of our journal once per year.

A chance to present your work

Consider giving a paper at our friendly conferences to get feedback on your work and promote it to an audience outside your own institution.  Your paper may pertain to the annual theme, chosen by the President for the year, or you can propose a paper or panel independently of the theme.  Postgraduates can also give papers at our dedicated annual postgraduate colloquium.  Papers given at the July and January conferences which are relevant to the year’s theme are eligible for consideration for publication in the Society’s annual volume, Studies in Church History.  This is a prestigious peer-reviewed publication, with a digital archive now being created.