Canadian Society of Church History

Association #9
Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH)
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Thursday, June 3, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSCH #9 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

On the virtual event platform, Canadian Society of Church History’s greeting table is located in Hall A.  Please note, you must be registered for an association’s conference to access their greeting table. | Sur la plateforme virtuelle de l'événement, la table d'accueil de la Société canadienne d'histoire de l'Église est située dans la salle A. Veuillez noter que vous devez être inscrit à la conférence d'une association pour accéder à leur table d'accueil.


Founded in 1960, the Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH) is a non-denominational association dedicated to promoting and encouraging research in the history of Christianity, particularly the history of Christianity in Canada. Over the years, the Society’s annual meetings have provided a forum for Canada’s leading historians of Christianity to present and discuss their research in a welcoming and supportive environment. The meeting is enriched by the participation of scholars at all career stages. Thus, the Society encourages junior scholars (including graduate students), mid-career scholars, and senior scholars to present papers. Graduate students who present papers and are/or become members of the Society may apply for a small subsidy to help with the costs of travel, accommodation, and conference registration. The best graduate essay is eligible for the John Webster Grant- John S. Moir Graduate Essay Prize.


The 2021 CSCH Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta from June 1st to 3rd. The CSCH invites proposals for individual papers and panel submissions from scholars working in the area of the history of Christianity in Canada, as well as the history of Christianity in other parts of the world. The theme of Congress 2021 is “Northern Relations” and while we welcome submissions that address a breadth of themes in church history, we especially invite submissions that explore the overarching theme of Congress, as it relates to the history of Canadian churches and faith groups. We also welcome papers that stretch the boundaries of the field or that intersect with other disciplines.


Updated: 2021-05-06
Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
13:30 - 15:00
The Church of Saint Thomas Paine: Toward a Religious History of Secularism Canadian Society of Church History Association events
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Brian Froese, Canadian Mennonite University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 



For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.