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American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship is for research into American religious history involving the collections of the Boston Athenæum and the Congregational Library. The award includes a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum and to the Congregational Library. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.
 

Applicants should use this online formto be considered for the Athenæum's American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship. Applications are due by April 15 every year. Candidates will be notified by April 30.

 
For further information contact the Congregational Library Director Margaret Bendroth (mbendroth@14beacon.org) or Mary Warnement, Head of Reader Services at the Boston Athenæum.

Past Recipients of the ACA-Boston Athenæum Fellowship

2014-2015

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor, Simmons College, "Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions"

2013-2014

Amy Voorhees, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, "Faith, Gender, and Place in Mary Baker Eddy's New England"

2012-2013

David Komline, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “The Common School Awakening: Education, Religion, and Reform in Transatlantic Perspective, 1800-1848”

2011-2012

Richard Boles, Ph.D. candidate, George Washington University, “Divided Faiths: The Rise of Segregated Northern Churches, 1730-1850”

2010-2011

Mary Kupiec Cayton, professor, Miami University, “’A Divine and Supernatural Light’: Religious Emotion and the Rise of Evangelical Culture in America, 1740-1840”

2009-2010

None awarded this year

2008-2009

H. Paul Thompson, Jr., (Assistant Professor, North Greenville University), “The Swan Song of Antebellum Reform: Temperance Reform in Post-Emancipation Atlanta, 1865-1887”

2007-2008

Professor William Van Arragon (King’s College, Edmonton, Alberta), for revising his dissertation, “Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory,” for publication