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2019 Grant Recipients Announced

19 Jul 2019 12:00 AM | HSEC Director of Operations (Administrator)

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its 2019 grant awards. 11 recipients receive grants to support scholars in significant research and publications related to the history of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Recipients are encouraged to publish, when appropriate, in Anglican and Episcopal History, the quarterly academic journal of the Society.

Applications received were reviewed by a committee, with recipients determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June at Trinity College, Toronto. $13,000 in grants were awarded. The Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin, Chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients from applications received.

  • Patricia Allen, Communications Coordinator at St John’s Episcopal Church in New York, to undertake archival research and interviews for a biography of Mother Ruth, African-American Episcopal nun and founder of the Community of the Holy Spirit in New York.
  • Christopher M. Babits, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, to pursue archival research at Yale and Trinity Wall Street related to the role of American Protestantism in both the promotion and rejection of conversion therapy among LGBT people.
  • Daive A. Dunkley, Assistant Professor of Black Studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, to pursue archival research at Weston Library, University of Oxford, pertaining to his work on the role of slaves in the British Caribbean in the development of Anglican identity.
  • Daniel E. Imoru, PhD candidate at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, to pursue dissertation research on the impact of Anglican Christianity on the cultural beliefs and practices of the Iteso people of Western Kenya.
  • Gian Luigi Gugliermetto, Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church (Episcopal), Ontario, California, to facilitate the publication of Gli Anglicani: un profilo storico e teologico, a study of Anglican history and theology in Italian.
  • Corinne Marasco, Archivist of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia, towards the organization and preservation of the parish’s extensive collection of historical documents.
  • Christopher F. Minty, Assistant Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society; and Peter W. Walker, Lecturer in History at the University of Wyoming; towards their project to publish a critical edition of the correspondence of Myles Cooper, American loyalist clergyman and scholar.
  • Cordelia Moyse, on behalf of St James’ Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for the purchase and installation of an exterior interpretive panel on the grounds of the church, exploring African American experience and the struggle for racial justice in Lancaster.
  • Mitchell Oxford, PhD candidate at the College of William and Mary, to examine the archive of Bishop Philander Chase at Kenyon College in Ohio, as part of a larger inquiry into the process of ‘democratization’ within American Christianity during the early nineteenth century.
  • Martha Ray, on behalf of St John’s Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, Florida, towards the campaign to research and conserve the church’s historic cemetery, located in the heart of the state capital.
  • Roger Revell, PhD candidate at Selwyn College Cambridge, towards participation in academic conferences pertaining to his dissertation on the Elizabeth Puritan theologian William Perkins.

Additional granting details may be found at

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