Letter from the editors: March 2010

ACCH Quarterly Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2010

Letter from the editors: March 2010

By Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University College

Wittenberg’s Castle Church, birthplace of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation.

It is with great excitement that we release the first issue of the ACCH Quarterly, which we hope will continue in the fine tradition established by its predecessor, the Association of Contemporary Church Historians Newsletter, issued faithfully via e-mail by Professor Emeritus John S. Conway for the past fifteen years.

The ACCH Quarterly is now overseen by the following international editorial board:

Victoria Barnett, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, USA

Doris Bergen, University of Toronto, Canada

Randall Bytwerk, Calvin College, MI, USA

Andrew Chandler, University of Chichester, UK

John S. Conway, University of  British Columbia, BC, Canada

Robert Ericksen, Pacific Lutheran University, WA, USA

Manfred Gailus, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Beth Griech-Polelle, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA

Matthew Hockenos, Skidmore College, NY, USA

Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University College, AB, Canada (Managing Editor)

Christopher Probst, Howard Community College, MD, USA

Mark Ruff, St. Louis University, MO, USA

Steven Schroeder, University of the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

Heath Spencer, Seattle University, WA, USA

A new name, publishing schedule, and editorial board are not the only changes you’ll notice. Perhaps the most obvious innovation is our new e-journal format, based on the Open Journal System software. Though it may take time to work out all the bugs, each quarter you’ll receive an e-mail notice from the ACCH Quarterly, complete with an Internet link to the journal website. There you’ll find the contents of the newest issue, complete with “pdf” links to each article to click on (on the right side of the page). Headings along the top take you to other information about the journal, including policies, contact information, and an archive of back issues. Over time, we hope to mount all of the old newsletters (volumes 1-15) on the new site. For now, you can still find old issues of the newsletter at Randall Bytwerk’s excellent website, available at http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/akz/.

Each issue of the ACCH Quarterly will be compiled by three or more members of the editorial team, on a rotating basis. We welcome your suggestions for content or any other feedback you might have about the new format. Please send these to Kyle Jantzen at kjantzen@ambrose.edu.

On behalf of all of the ACCH Quarterly editors,

Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University College and John S. Conway, University of British Columbia