FAHE book series: Quakers and the Disciplines

FAHE draws Quaker educators together from multiple disciplines, and our book series featuring Quakers and the disciplines is already making a difference. In our first volume, edited by Donn Weinholtz, Jeff Dudiak, and Donald Smith, some three-dozen Quaker educators wrote on topics ranging from environmental concerns to Quaker pedagogy. Volume 2, Befriending Truth—Quaker Perspectives, edited by Jeff Dudiak, covers the seeking of truth in the classroom and beyond. It would serve well in philosophy and pedagogy classes, and capstone courses for majors and general education within Quaker and like institutions. Print and electronic versions are available from the FAHE bookstore, and Barnes & Noble.

Jim Hood of Guilford College edited our third volume, Quakers and Literature. This collection is essential reading for literature and humanities seminars, showing the ways Quakers have not only been “publishers of truth” but have also furthered the truth in a number of written forms.

Many of the essays in Volume 4, Quakers, Industry, and Technology, were presented at our 2016 conference at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England. Editors Ben Pink Dandelion and Steve Angell are planning 16 chapters divided into four sections: “Quakers and Enterprise,” “Quaker Pioneers,” “Quakers and Social Responsibility,” and “Shifting Patterns.” This collection will be of interest to students of business, technology, engineering, and social work—among other disciplines—and we believe the world will be a better one because of its impact.

Anticipating our 2017 conference at Guilford College, the disciplinary interest will be Quakers, Politics, and Economics. We invite you to consider a presentation and contact the editors, David Ross, Tom Head, and Michael Snarr. While that volume will be published in 2018, it is sorely needed now, in the aftermath of this spirited election year!  The editors are welcoming proposals now; see the submission guidelines.

The FAHE Book Committee invites book-subject topics for 2018-2020, as we cover Quaker contributions across the disciplines, such as Psychology & Mental Health, Creation Care, Science & Medicine, Social Work, Bible & Theology, Food Sciences, Peace Work & Reconciliation, Spirituality & Religion, and Business & Commerce.