The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its 2018 grant awards. Applications received were reviewed by a committee, with recipients determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June at Virginia Theological Seminary. $13,000 in grants were awarded. The Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin, Chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients from the applications received. Grants 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.
• Pusey House Library, Oxford, England, towards the electronic cataloguing of its collection, specifically those volumes about the history of the Episcopal Church and the Church of England in the eighteenth century.
• Chrissy Yee Lau, Assistant Professor in Humanities at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, to undertake two research trips and present at the 2019 Tri-History Conference, as part of her work on the role of the Japanese Episcopal Mission in Los Angeles during the 1920s.
• Russell M. Lawson, Professor of History at Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, to pursue research at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston as part of a project investigating the intellectual relationship between C17 scientist Robert Boyle and New England cleric John Eliot.
• John E. Magerus, Archivist of the James DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin, to investigate primary material about the family and early life of James DeKoven at archives in Connecticut, as part of a projected biography.
• The Episcopal Center for Children, Washington, DC, towards organizing, cataloguing, and digitizing its archives. This project is undertaken as part of the Center’s 125th anniversary celebrations coming up in 2019.
• John Saillant, Professor of English and History at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo, Michigan, to pursue research into African-American Episcopalianism in C19 Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence.