Kuyper Center Annual Conference 2016

SAVE THE DATE - April 15-16, 2016
"Religion and Journalism"

The Kuyper Prize will be conferred on Thursday, April 14, 2016

In honor of Kuyper’s journalistic activities, the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary is sponsoring a conference on religion and journalism. The conference seeks to identify and analyze major trends in journalism today. How is religion treated in the secular media? What role does Christian journalism play in the public sphere today? How are changing trends in journalism such as blogging and tweeting affecting religious public opinion? Among his many vocations, Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a leading journalist of his era. He was the editor of the daily paper, De Standard, and the weekly church paper, De Heraut, from the early 1870s until his death. He also served as chairman of the Dutch Association of Journalists from 1898 to 1901.

The conference on religion and journalism will reflect back on the rough-and-tumble world of Dutch religious journalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries while exploring new possibilities for religious news, commentary, and social media in the 21st century.

Call for Papers

The conference organizers invite papers on any topic related to Christianity and the practice of journalism. While we welcome proposals about the contributions of Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, and other Neo-Calvinists to journalism, proposals may range more widely; we invite proposals on topics ranging from the history of Christian journalism, theology of journalism, and impact of new media on the practice of Christianity. Financial support is available for graduate students.

To apply, please email a proposal of 250 words or less by December 31, 2015 to [email protected]. Please include your name and institutional affiliation in your email, but not on your proposal itself. Proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Notifications of accepted papers will be sent by January 18, 2016. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] for additional information.