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About Adrian Chastain Weimer


Adrian Chastain Weimer writes on the religious, political, and cultural history of colonial America. She is on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 year as a National Endowment for the Humanities Long-term Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, researching a book on puritanism and the crisis of the Restoration in America.

Dr. Weimer 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.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of History, Providence College
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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

Courses

  • 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)


Books (1)

Articles and Book Chapters (9)