We hope to see you at the
2019 Winter Meeting of the ASCH

January 3-6, 2019  |  Chicago, IL

The American Society of Church History is pleased to announce the details of its 2019 Winter Meeting, which will take place from January 3-6, 2019 at the historic Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL. All of the ASCH conference sessions, along with the Presidential Reception, the Prize Awards Luncheon, and the annual Business Meeting, will be held in the hotel.

The theme of ASCH 2019 is "Race and the Other: Whose Church, Which Histories?"

Download the ASCH 2019 Program. (This program is subject to revisions, but is the most up-to-date draft.)

ASCH 2019 features several special events, some of which you must sign up for at registration. These events include the Women's Breakfast, Connections Coffee meetups with between early career scholars and senior scholars, a guided tour of religious sites in Oak Park, Illinois, and (last but not least) the 2019 Prize Awards Luncheon.

At the Prize Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Friday at the hotel, we will present our annual prizes to some very deserving books and authors. The luncheon (good food, not too expensive) will be a great celebration, as well as a time for some public conversation about the future of the ASCH. Please plan to attend!


How To Register for the Annual Meeting 

NOTE: For those who plan only to attend ASCH sessions, it is NOT necessary to register for the AHA conference. You ONLY need to register for the ASCH conference to attend ASCH sessions.

For ASCH Members
First, login to the ASCH Member Portal. In order to register at member rates, it is necessary to be logged in to the ASCH member portal––our secure area of the website from which you can access and update your membership information, renew your membership, register for conferences, and more––AND have a current 2018 or 2019 membership.

If you are logging in to the new ASCH member portal for the first time, you will need to create a new password for your account, using the email address we currently have on file for you. This is the email address at which you currently receive email from the ASCH. While we have worked hard to fully test this process so that it is smooth and stable, if you encounter any glitches at all, please email asch@churchistory.org, and one of our staff will promptly assist you.

Once you have logged in, simply follow the registration link from your member login page.

For Non-Members of ASCH
Non-members can register for the Conference here.


How To Reserve a Room at the Conference Hotel

Rooms at the historic Blackstone Hotel are available now to ASCH conference attendees at the incredible price of $97 per night (about a 75% discount off the regular price!). This beautiful, historic hotel was recently voted one of Chicago's top 10 hotels by Travel & Leisure.

These amazing rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis up until December 4, 2018 or until our room block fills up -- whichever comes first. If you know that you will attend the conference, book now! Don't miss your chance to save.

Book your room today by calling 312-447-0955 and referencing "American Society of Church History."