About Adrian Chastain Weimer

Adrian Chastain Weimer is a historian of early America, focusing on religion, politics, migration, violence, and toleration. 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 rumors and religious imagination in the early Restoration. Drawing on archives from Quakers, Baptists, Congregationalists, and praying Indians, this project uncovers the ways religious groups re-imagined loyalty and sedition in an era of bewildering political change.
Dr. Weimer advises graduate students in the fields of colonial American history, early modern British history, and American religion.


Present Associate Professor, Department of History, Providence College

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 1815
  • North American Religious History
  • Seminar in American History: Historiography
  • Social and Cultural History of Early New England

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