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2016 Winter Meeting

The next annual Winter meeting of the American Society of Church History will be held from Thursday to Sunday, January 7-10, 2016, in Atlanta  at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting.

CLICK HERE to read the Call for Papers.

The first draft of the program will be available at the beginning of September.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship Competitions

The 2016-17 ACLS fellowship competitions will be open soon. ACLS offers fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at

The ACLS is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2013-14 competition year, ACLS awarded over $15 million to nearly 300 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ profiles and research abstracts are available at

ASCH Members Awarded Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Three members will receive fellowships from the ACLS for the academic year 2014-15.  Their fellowships are listed below as well as the title of their projects (in italics):-

Katie Anne-Marie Bugyis: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame
Ministers of Christ’s Word: Benedictine Women Religious in Early and Central Medieval England

James A. Palmer:  Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
History Department, Washington University in St. Louis
Gold, Grain, and Grace: Piety and Community in Late Medieval Rome

Judith Weisenfeld: ACLS Fellowship
Professor of Religion, Princeton University
Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Urban North, 1920-1950

Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize

The winner of the Douglass Prize is Candy Gunther Brown, Professor of Religion at Indiana University. Brown’s article is entitled “Pentecostal Power: The Politics of Divine Healing Practices.” Her article was published in PentecoStudies (2014). Brown received the prize at the Winter Meeting of the ASCH in New York.

Albert Outler Prize

The winner of the Outler Prize is Catherine A. Brekus, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School. Brekus’s book, Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. Brekus received the prize at the Winter Meeting of the ASCH in New York.

The runner-up to the winner is David G. Hackett, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Florida. Hackett’s book is entitled That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture (University of California Press, 2014).

Sidney E. Mead Prize

The winner of the 2014 Mead Prize is Jeff Perry, graduate student at Purdue University. His essay “‘Courts of Conscience’: Local Law, the Baptists, and Church Schism in Kentucky, 1780-1840” will be published in Church History in 2015.

Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize

The winner of the Brewer Prize is Carolyn Renée Dupont, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University. Dupont’s book is entitled Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975. The publisher is New York University Press (2013). Dupont received the prize at the Winter Meeting of the ASCH in New York.

The runner-up to the winner is Kimberly Lynn, Associate Professor in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University. Lynn’s book is entitled Between Court and Confessional: The Politics of the Spanish Inquisitors (Cambridge University Press, 2013).



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