The American Society of Church History is a community of scholars, dedicated to studying the history of Christianity in relation to broader culture, across all time periods, locations, and cultural contexts.

ASCH Co-signs AHA Statement on Racist Violence

2021 Winter Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held Jan. 7-10, 2021 Seattle, WA.

COVID-19 Update: We are closely monitoring the evolving situation, and will soon have more information about our revised plan for the 2021 conference.

Who Should Join the ASCH?

Our members represent every facet of scholarship.  We welcome practitioners of all backgrounds, whether you are a professional academic, graduate student, seminarian, clergyperson, primary or secondary school teacher, or an independent scholar.

The ASCH seeks to foster a diverse and inventive community by hosting conferences, publishing Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, maintaining an active digital community, and sponsoring awards for excellence in scholarship.

2018 ASCH Book Prizes

The ASCH has recently announced four new winners of its most prestigious book prizes, the Philip Schaff Prize, the Albert C. Outler Prize, and the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize.


ASCH Meetings

The ASCH hosts an annual meeting every January, where its members have the opportunity to present research and network with fellow scholars.

Become A Member Today

Membership in the ASCH has many benefits, including a subscription to Church History and substantially reduced rates on conference registration. Join or renew your membership today.