The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church announced the awarding of over $24,000 in grants to 12 recipients during the Annual Meeting July 26, 2023. These funds support significant research, publication and projects related to preserving and sharing the history of the Episcopal Church and churches of the Anglican Communion. Over $350,000 of grants have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1988.
Applications are considered by a Grants and Research Committee then awarded by the Board of Directors. Grants were made from budgeted funds and from the Cragon Fund for Special Projects. Recipients are encouraged to share their research and projects, especially in the peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of the Society, Anglican and Episcopal History. Details about the grants program may be found at hsec.us/grants.
Recipients with their areas of awarded research are:
· Aaron Pelot – doctoral student at St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews. Studying the inculturation of the Book of Common Prayer in the Anglican Church in Japan.
· Angelica Duran – professor at Purdue University, and Katie Calloway, professor at Baylor University. Offsetting the cost of reproducing visual art in their forthcoming study on the influence of John Bunyan.
· Brian Hanson – professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary. Studying pastoral care and church discipline in the early modern Church of England.
· Charles Egleston – independent scholar. Studying the history of African American Episcopalians in South Carolina between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
· Jon Thompson – postdoctoral research associate at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and Jacob Conrod, an undergraduate at William & Mary. Studying the spiritual history and influence of William and Mary.
· Kefas Lamak – doctoral student in Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. Studying religion, colonialism, and missions in the Niger area, c. 1860-1920.
· Marianna Klaiman – independent scholar. Studying vestments and ecclesiastical textiles in dioceses of New York and Long Island.
· Stephanie Derrick – independent scholar. Studying the influence of Episcopalian women on religious publishing in the United States.
· Philadelphia Eleven – a documentary film project about the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church. Awarded from the Cragon Fund for Special Projects.
· The Living Church –continued digitization of back issues of TLC. Awarded from the Cragon Fund for Special Projects.
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