2018 ANNUAL MEETING, VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal church was held Saturday, June 16 at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia. The evening included a social hour, banquet and the Manross Lecture by Peter W. Williams, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Comparative Religion and American Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His topic was "Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression" which dealt with what Williams calls the "Episcopal Project" of bringing into being a network of institutions, social movements, cathedrals and churches, and philanthropic projects in American society.
2017 ANNUAL MEETING, SEWANEE, TENNESSEE
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church was held Saturday, June 24 at the Sewanee Inn of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. The Manross Lecture was given by Dr. John C. Willis, Jessie Ball duPont Professor of History at Sewanee, the University of the South, on the topic Beyond Words: Reports from Nature's Archive. Dr. Willis shared his current research on the southern Cumberland Plateau, giving special attention to the interaction of human ambitions and the natural environment.
2016 ANNUAL MEETING, ONEIDA, WISCONSIN
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church was held Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 in Oneida, Wisconsin. The gathering was held during the triennial Tri-History Conference.
2015 ANNUAL MEETING, SALT LAKE CITY
The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church was held Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gathering included a business meeting, announcement of the Nelson R. Burr Prize and the Manross Lecture given by Professor Philip Barlow of Utah State University, whose topic was “White Lies That Tell The Truth Of The Landscape: Mapping The Episcopal Church & The Impact Of 'Place' On Religion.”
2014 ANNUAL MEETING, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA
The Annual Meeting was held June 21, 2014 at Bloy House, Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. The banquet speaker was Dr. Stephanie Muravchik, Visiting Assistant Professor at Claremont McKenna College. She received a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia and is an Associate Fellow for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (University of Virginia). Her research has focused on twentieth-century American religion and the way self and community have been historically constituted in the United States. Dr. Muravchik will speak on “The Episcopal Clergy in the Age of Psychology” based on her book American Protestantism in the Age of Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 2011) which challenges the claim that psychology has been used to weaken American religion, virtue and community.
2013 ANNUAL MEETING, SAN ANTONIO
The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church was held on June 10th, 2013 at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Edward Bond next announced Dr. Bond announced Zola M. Packman and John N. Wall, as the recipients of the Nelson R. Burr Prize for their article "Worship Trinity Chapel, Lincoln Inn, London, 22 May 1623," which appeared in the June 2012 issue of AEH. The Rev. Will Wauters delivered the keynote address to the Society, entitled "The Borderland Cultures Encounter the Church and a Church Gave Birth to a New Chicano Culture," in which talk he described how the Church of the Epiphany in East Los Angeles, the oldest standing Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, opened its doors in a new way to the revolutionary times of the 1960's in the barrio and how both the Church and Los Angeles culture and history were transformed by one another.
2012 ANNUAL MEETING, CHRIST CHURCH, INDIANAPOLIS
The Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, July 3 at Christ Church, Indianapolis.
2011 ANNUAL MEETING, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
The annual membership meeting was held Saturday evening, June 18, 2011 at Virginia Theological Seminary. Karen A. Keely of the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was the recipient of the Nelson R. Burr Prize for her article “’Let the Children Have Their Part’: The Young Christian Soldier and the Domestic Missionary Army”. Dr. Richard Jones, Professor Emeritus of Missions and World Religions at Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Al-Alwani Chair of Muslim-Christian Studies at the Washington Theological Consortium, spoke on the history of the Christian churches in Sudan at the society’s banquet dinner.
2010 ANNUAL MEETING, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
The annual membership meeting was held June 20, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Edward Bond, editor of Anglican and Episcopal History, presented the Nelson Burr Prize for the best article appearing in the 2009 issues of the journal to David A. Valone of Quinnipiac University for "Theology, German Historicism, and Religious Education at Cambridge: the Controversies of Connop Thirwall and Julius Hare, 1822-1834." The evening continued with an address entitled "Globalization and Catholicity: The Historiography of a Recent Tri-lateral Dialogue" given by the Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright, historiographer of the Episcopal Church and professor of Church History at the General Theological Seminary.