Applicants should use this online form to 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. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Congregational Library & Archives is closed to the public until further notice but expects to be able to accommodate fellows. We will be flexible about the usual deadline to finish a residency.
Past Recipients of the ACA-Boston Athenæum Fellowship
Sarah Pawlicki, Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities “I Hear That God Saith Work”: Mortality, Temporality, and Labor in New England, 1619-1680
Hannah Peckham, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “The Rise and Fall of the Amateur Expert in American Life, 1880-1955”
Erin Fulton, Ph.D. candidate, University of Kentucky, “Vestry Meetings and Vestry Music in New England, 1841-1848”
Nicholas Bonneau, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “Unspeakable Loss: North America’s Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemics, 1735 – 1765”
Jessica Parr, Adjunct, University of New Hampshire, Manchester "Let Us Not Sell Our Birthrights"
Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. candidate, Duke University, "The American Tract Society and the Materiality of Print in Antebellum America"
Stephen Berry, Associate Professor, Simmons College, "Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions"
David Komline, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “The Common School Awakening: Education, Religion, and Reform in Transatlantic Perspective, 1800-1848”
Richard Boles, Ph.D. candidate, George Washington University, “Divided Faiths: The Rise of Segregated Northern Churches, 1730-1850”
Mary Kupiec Cayton, professor, Miami University, “’A Divine and Supernatural Light’: Religious Emotion and the Rise of Evangelical Culture in America, 1740-1840”
None awarded this year
H. Paul Thompson, Jr., (Assistant Professor, North Greenville University), “The Swan Song of Antebellum Reform: Temperance Reform in Post-Emancipation Atlanta, 1865-1887”
Professor William Van Arragon (King’s College, Edmonton, Alberta), for revising his dissertation, “Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory,” for publication