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2020 Grant Recipients Announced

31 Jul 2020 12:00 PM | HSEC Director of Operations (Administrator)

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church awarded grants to 4 recipients in 2020 to support significant research, publications and projects 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 journal of the Historical Society. Applications for consideration were reviewed by the Grants Committee with final awards determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June. $13,000 was available for grants in the 2020 budget.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin, Chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients from applications received.

  • Tucker Adkins, Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University, to pursue archival research at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and the National Library of Wales, Aberytswyth, as part of his examination of C18 evangelicalism as a material phenomenon, in which early evangelical leaders challenged traditional notions of Christian space.
  • Juan Fernandez, Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University, to pursue archival research at the Episcopal Archives, Austin, as part of his investigation into the interplay of muscular Christianity, Episcopal/Anglican missionary praxis, and the headhunter cultures of the northern Philippines and Borneo.
  • Jacob Hiserman, PhD candidate at the University of Alabama, to archival research at the W.R. Laurie University Archives and Special Collections at the University of the South, as part of his inquiry into the influence of the Oxford Movement upon the liturgical sensibilities of Sewanee and other colleges in the American South from 1865–1900.
  • Hannah Hooker, Associate Rector of Christ Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, awarded $2000 for archiving supplies and fire-proof storage for the preservation of the records of the oldest Episcopal church in the Diocese.

Additional details may be found at hsec.us/grants.

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