Research Travel Grant possibilities
The Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (ISAE) at Wheaton College (IL) is offering a limited number of research travel grants in connection with studies that highlight the historic and contemporary racial and ethnic diversity of American Evangelicalism. Aimed at both doctoral students and currently-employed faculty, the grants are intended to defray travel, lodging, meal, and copying expenses for research in the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year.
While the ISAE’s focus has traditionally been historical, these grants are intended to encourage good work that advances our understanding of the scope and shape of evangelicalism—applications from scholars in other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, missiology, religious studies, and others are also encouraged to apply.
A total of five (5) grants in the amount of $2,000 will be made to graduate students currently in the process of researching and writing their dissertations, as well as five (5) awards of $1,000 targeting faculty members in the process of researching areas relevant to this competition.
The awards are made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in connection with an earlier ISAE conference on "The Changing Face of Evangelicalism." All applications must be received by April 30th, 2014. For more detailed grant information and/or an application form, visit http://www.wheaton.edu/ISAE/News, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 630-752-5437.
DACB News Link
For Friends of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography
The DACB is an international undertaking aimed at producing an electronic database containing the essential biographical facts of African Christian leaders, evangelists, and lay workers chiefly responsible for laying the foundations and advancing the growth of Christian communities in Africa. An international team of scholars and church leaders—primarily of African citizenship—is facilitating the project. Contributors are drawn from academic, church, and mission communities in Africa and elsewhere.
The Role of the American Board in the World: Bicentennial Reflections on the Organization's Missionary Work, 1810–2010
Edited by Clifford Putney, Paul T. Burlin
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was the country's first creator of overseas Christian missions. Founded in 1810 and supported by a coalition of Calvinist denominations, the ABCFM established the first American missions in India, China, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and many other places. It was America's largest missionary organization in the nineteenth century, and its influence was immense. Its missionaries established the first Western schools and hospitals in many parts of the world, and they successfully promoted women's rights and other ideals from the Enlightenment. More info.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity
Dr. Roger E. Hedlund
This encyclopedia documents the historic presence and contributions of Christianity in India and its neighbouring South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives). In addition, the volume includes entries on Afghanistan and Myanmar and on the global South Asian diaspora. Further reading.