Beginning with issue #134, the current issue, QRT will be free to readers outside the United States.
The reason for this is simple. According to US customs law, if we sell QRT internationally, we must pay customs fees. For a typical issue of QRT, that amount would be $20.00 to $40.00. Obviously, this is far more than our printing and our mailing costs combined. If we charge you nothing, and thus avoid customs fees, we can print and mail you a copy of QRT for about $10.
Going forward, we will ask international readers to contribute toward the cost of printing and mailing QRT. Such contributions will be voluntary. We want you to continue reading QRT, whether you choose to contribute or not.
Online subscriptions to QRT are now available, with an online payment method! Annual subscriptions are just $20/year (or $35 for two years) for those in the United States, and international subscriptions are $35.
Sign up for an annual or biannual subscription, a lifetime subscription, or purchase a gift subscription for the Quaker in your life. (You can still send a check through snail mail if you prefer.)
You can also order individual back issues for $9 each including postage, and there is even an option for ordering a complete set from 1959–2019.
QRT has always had a simple design with a light blue cover, but it has had several looks over the years, as you can see in the photo at left.
These photos are a throwback to last year’s Quaker Theological Discussion Group sessions and Quaker Studies Unit panel in Denver, CO at the American Academy of Religion! We heard papers by those whose work was published in the 2019 QRT issues, #132 and #133, and enjoyed times of scholarly fellowship around our shared Quaker nerdiness. We look forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow in San Diego!
The corpus of Quaker women’s history and literature offers one of the most fascinating studies of gender across all centuries and continents. This small group of women pioneers, activists, prophets, and writers has often been at the grassroots of revolutionary movements, fuelling and propelling the way for global, monumental change. The 2018 release of Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill’s New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650 – 1800 (Oxford University Press) demonstrates the potential for strong, innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the influence of these women. This project seeks to follow that successful volume and its focus on gender in Quaker studies to gather an interdisciplinary body of writers with a shared interest in reassessing nineteenth-century Quaker women, highlighting new discoveries and interpretations about their literary creation, historical landmarks, and transatlantic movements.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Women and the expansion of Quakerism
Women’s socio-political positions within Quaker theology and culture
Women and nineteenth-century religious schism
Women’s Meetings (as a site of power, autonomy, change)
Women and Quaker print culture
Women on the margins of Quakerism (geographic or theological)
Women and social reform (e.g. abolition, suffrage, prison reform)
Women and war
Women and Language
Women and Prophetic Performance
Religio-political writings by women, Autobiography and “convincement”
Dissent and identity studies
Women, leadership, and networking
Lesser known Quaker women
Women Friends’ influence on other religious sects and communities
Please submit proposals of approximately 500 words, along with a curriculum vita, to: Robynne Rogers Healey (email@example.com) and Carole Dale Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2019. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.