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Make an online donation to the ASCH’s Endowment Campaign. Help the ASCH celebrate its 125th anniversary by contributing to a new fund created to assist future scholars, today’s graduate students.

The central purpose of the American Society of Church History (ASCH), founded in 1888, is the scholarly study of the history of Christianity and its relationship to surrounding cultures in all periods, locations and contexts. Through publications, conferences, awards, research support, and other means, the Society encourages the study of the Christian church and faith, its figures and movements, in institutional and non-institutional settings. We welcome scholars and practitioners of all backgrounds who employ traditional or newly developing methods, disciplines, and approaches to the study of religion. The ASCH cooperates closely with the American Historical Association and other scholarly societies and organizations in joint annual meetings.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Subscription to Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture (published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of ASCH)
    • print issues
    • online access to all current and back issues
  • Discount on Cambridge University Press books
  • Reduced registration forĀ ASCH meetings
  • Eligibility for ASCH prizes and travel grants
  • Free two-year membership for graduate students
  • Opportunities to network with other professionals in the field
  • A “meeting place” for anyone interested in the history of Christianity and culture