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, eMailemail@example.com 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