POSTED February 1, 2016General Conference Archives co-sponsors annual Keough Lectureship at Washington Adventist University
The General Conference Archives is proud to co-sponsor this year’s annual Keough Lectureship at Washington Adventist University (WAU). The lectureship was endowed nearly forty years ago in memory of G. Arthur Keough, distinguished Adventist missionary, theologian, educator, and long-term chair of the WAU Religion Department.
Dr. Alec Ryrie will present the 37th Keough Lectures at Washington on February 19 and 20, 2016. Dr. Ryrie holds a Chair in the History of Christianity at the University of Durham, and is a prize-winning author of histories of the Reformation and its consequences. His books include Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (2013), The Sorcerer's Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England (2008), The Origins of the Scottish Reformation (2006), and The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation (2003).
Dr. Ryrie will present two lectures:
Friday Feb. 19, 7.00 pm: “How Protestants Use the Bible – and How They Think They Use It”
Saturday Feb. 20, 3.30 pm: "Why the Failure of the Religious Left Matters for Modern Christianity.”
More information about the lectures is available at the WAU website here.
POSTED February 1, 2016Important Announcement - 4th Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Conference
The Adventist Human-Subjects Research Association is pleased to announce its Spring Conference to be held at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
The conference will take place May 9 through 11, 2016
The conference theme is:
The Internalization of Faith
We will explore:
• What facilities faith internalization from programs to relationships?
• What hinders faith internalization?
• What is the impact of faith internalization on mental health, physical health, risky behaviors, and decision making?
Please watch for the Request for Proposals and registration material arriving February 10 2016
The Conference Flyer may be downloaded from the following link:
POSTED December 14, 2015Office of Archives, Statistics and Research announces new fee schedule
To help external researchers coming to use the GC Archives and those who can’t get to Washington, the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research has recently created a fee schedule for scanning, copying, and research assistance, which can be found at https://www.adventistarchives.org/assets/public/records-center/ASTR%20Fee%20Schedule.pdf.
POSTED November 12, 2015Andrews University Office of Research and Creative Scholarship to host the Third Annual Andrews Research Conference
The Andrews University Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, in collaboration with the Departments of English, History and Political Science, International Languages, Music, and Visual Arts, will be hosting the Third Annual Andrews Research Conference from May 4-8, 2016. The theme is "Early Career Researchers and Creative Scholars in the Arts and Humanities." Conference sponsors include the North American Division Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment and the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. All Adventist graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty--as well as advanced undergraduate students and recent graduates--in the Arts and Humanities disciplines (English, History, Political Science, International Languages, Music, and Visual Arts) are invited to participate by giving a scholarly oral presentation (which may include a reading of creative writing or the showing of an original film), lecture recital, or participating in an exhibition. The conference itself will be free for all students, recent graduates, post-docs, and early career faculty. Conference meals, double-occupancy lodging, and conference excursions are provided as part of the conference registration. We are particularly interested in having Adventist students or faculty from non-Adventist institutions participate in the conference. You can learn more about the conference here: http://www.andrews.edu/services/research/arc/upcoming_conference/
POSTED October 12, 2015Now Available: Both the ASTR reports to 2015 Annual Council have been released
Two reports were made to the 2015 Annual Council by the director of ASTR, Dr. David Trim: one the formal ASTR report, the second a report on research on why members leave the church, how losses might be stopped and how former members might be reclaimed. Both presentations have now been released online.