About Adrian Chastain Weimer
Adrian Chastain Weimer writes on the religious, political, and cultural history of colonial America. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008. Her first book, Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England (Oxford UP, 2011), explores the uses of John Foxe's martyrology and its themes in the devotional and political lives of American colonists. She is currently researching a book on puritanism and the crisis of the Restoration in America. Dr. Weimer advises undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of colonial American history, early modern British history, and American religion.
Honors and Awards
- Young Scholar in American Religion, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, 2010-2012
- W.B.H. Dowse Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society
- Short-term Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Peterson Research Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, 2010
- Michael Kennedy Prize, Ecclesiastical History Society, 2008
- History of the United States to 1789
- North American Religious History
- Seminar in American History: Historiography (Graduate)
- Social and Cultural History of Early New England (Graduate)
Martyrs’ Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England (Oxford University Press) (2011)
Martyrs' Mirror examines the folklore of martyrdom among seventeenth-century New England Protestants, exploring how they imagined themselves within biblical and historical narratives of persecution. Memories of martyrdom, especially stories of the Protestants killed during the reign ...