VTS proudly partners with the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) in curating the the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) at the Bishop Payne Library. Since 2014, HSEC has generously funded travel grants for individuals who wish to conduct research in the collection, and the program has also been supported by the Nancy M. Prichard Endowment Fund.
I am pleased to announce the 2018 class of grant recipients, the names of their projects, and the dates that they will visit VTS:
• Dr. Ronald A. Johnson (Texas State University) – Bilateral Blackness: Haiti and Early American Identity, September 17-21
• Dr. Rosemary D. Gooden (Chicago, IL) – Walter Decoster Dennis: Naming the Gospel, Living the Gospel, October 24-November 11
While on campus, they will share their work in presentations hosted by the library. Please watch for announcements of these upcoming events—we hope that you will be able to attend them!