Call for Papers
We invite scholars to submit article proposals to the Yearbook of the Finnish Society of Church History under the topic Finland and Global Christianity.
At the heart of the forthcoming publication is the study of Christianity as a global and transnational phenomenon. The book will examine how Finland has joined the field of global Christianity, broadly understood and from a long historical perspective. The proposed articles may examine Christian thought as well as Christian churches, institutions, communities, and individuals. They may cover religious, geographical, cultural, and human interactions across the centuries. The articles may analyze, for example, the connections and networks of Finnish Christianity to other countries, cultural exchange, the distribution of religious power, privilege, and resources as well as the histories of colonialism and missionary activities. We also welcome articles on ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. In addition, the contributions may discuss Finnish Christianity in the context of international politics and humanitarian activities through topics such as migration and displacement.
The articles may also examine how Finland and Finnish Christianity have been discussed in the international sphere by religious, political, or social actors. Such perspectives can shed light on how Finland has been portrayed or placed within the field of global Christianity beyond the Finnish perspectives. We are interested in both long historical trajectories as well as recent or emerging topics; in particular, we look forward to exploring topics, historical sources, and approaches that change, complement, or challenge our existing knowledge and established scholarly paradigms.
Please send an abstract of your proposed article via email (vuosikirja [at] skhs.fi) by November 17, 2023. The proposal should include the topic of the article and discuss its originality or novelty. The results of the selection process will be communicated to the authors by the end of November. The complete manuscript must be submitted by March 29, 2024, after which it is processed through a double-blind peer review. We welcome articles in English, Swedish, and Finnish.
We also publish surveys, reports, and reviews of scholarly books and related art and culture, which must be submitted by August 31, 2024. Please contact the editors beforehand for further details and to arrange for review copies.
The Yearbook of the FSCH is a traditional journal of church history published since 1919. Its articles go through a peer review process in accordance with the criteria of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The yearbook’s release date is January 19, the Society’s annual festival and the feast of Saint Henry (Henricus).
Petra Kuivala, editor-in-chief, articles
Annaleena Sevillano, editor, reviews and reports