Support for Scholars’ Travel

Adapted from a Virginia Theological Seminary release

In the fall of 2013, Virginia Theological Seminary announced a new travel grant program to support research in the African American Episcopal Historical Collection. Funded by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, the program was developed to offset travel expenses for researchers using the collection that is curated at the seminary’s Bishop Payne Library.

The historical collection has announced awards to three scholars, who will visit the seminary in the next few months:

Dr. Dan Royles, University of Angers
“Don’t We Die Too?”
The Political Culture of African American AIDS Activism

The Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin
Oriel College, University of Oxford
From Princes to Prophets
Identity and Activism in the Episcopal Church, 1945-1979

Ms. Angela Hooks
Dutchess Community College
Private Writing Shapes Voices for Public Discourse

“The research projects supported by the grants cover a broad range of topics, evincing the scope of the lives and ministries represented in the AAEHC,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of the seminary. “We are honored to ensure that the heritage of black Episcopalians is remembered, celebrated, and studied.”

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