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Campbell Receives Historical Society’s Burr Prize

26 Jul 2023 6:57 PM | HSEC Director of Operations (Administrator)

Heidi Olson CampbellThe Historical Society of the Episcopal Church announces Heidi Olson Campbell as recipient of the 2023 Nelson R. Burr Prize. Olson Campbell is a PhD candidate at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is honored for the article ‘Of Blessed Memory’: The Recasting of Elizabeth I as England’s Protestant Patron Saint, 1603-1645, published in the Winter 2022 issue of Anglican and Episcopal History (Volume 91, No. 4).

Olson Campbell’s dissertation titled "Women at the Cross” focuses on the impact of politics on the representation of female exemplars in Paul’s Cross’s sermons in sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. She recently received the Charles Perry Graduate Student Paper Award at the Southern Conference on British Studies. In addition to her article in Anglican and Episcopal History, her writing has appeared in the Journal of British Studies and Renaissance and Reformation.

The Burr prize honors the renowned scholar Nelson R. Burr, whose two-volume A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America (1961) and other works constitute landmarks in the field of religious historiography. A committee of the Historical Society determines an author of the most outstanding article in the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal. The award recognizes that which best exemplifies excellence and innovative scholarship in the field of Anglican and Episcopal history.

Copies of this article, as well as those by previous recipients, may be found at or a printed copy may be secured by contacting Matthew. P. Payne, Director of Operations of the Society at or (920) 383-1910.

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