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addition to thecommissioned scholars, the ISAE has invited noted

hymnologists andacademics to respond and discuss various aspects of

hymnology. Participants includeBruce Hindmarsh, Mark Noll, David

Bebbington, Mark Granquist, Richard Mouw, and many others.

In addition to the scholarly portion ofthe conference, the ISAE will

host three hymn festivals to celebrate the church'sheritage in song. The

festivals are free and open to the public.Ken Nafziger, Eastern Mennonite

University, and John Ferguson, St. Olaf College, will each leada hymn

festival. The third evening will bea "Gospel Night" in which various

gospel traditions will be explored.

Lodging is available in newly renovated,air-conditioned residence

halls at Wheaton College. The room rate for singleoccupancy is $30.00 per

night. For participants whodesire off-campus housing, a special

conference rate has been arranged at the HolidayInn in Naperville (630-

505-4900) at a rate of $89.00 per night.

Registration deadline is May 5, 2000.The conference rate is $75.00,

plus a 10-meal plan for $65.00. For further information, contact the ISAEat

Wheaton College,Wheaton IL 60187; 630/752-5437;eMail=isae@wheaton

.edu; or see the ISAE's website www.wheaton.edu/isae.

The Historical Society,a more traditionally-focussed

alternative to theAHA, now has some 1,500 members, held its first

annual national meeting at BostonUniversity, has begun a book series, is

preparing to publishits own journal, and set up regional affiliates, which

will be organizing meetings and activities.For more information, contact

the national office at 656Beacon Street, Mezzanine, Boston MA 02215-

2010, eMail=historic@bu.edu or see their website at www.bu.edu/historic.

Its second national convention will be June 1-2, 2000 at Boston University.

The 2nd Pacific Coast Tyndale Conferenceon "Tyndaleand

the Bible in the Reformation," will be February 24-27, 2000,in San Diego

CA. Scholarsinterested in Renaissance and Reformation history, English

history & literature, history of the Bible,translation, and linguistics,

religion, and so forth are invited. For more information, contactDr. Barry