Monday, October 20, 2014

2014-2015 Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection Special Grants Winners

The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is pleased to announce the following winners of our 2014-2015 Mini-Grants Competition:

Tanner Capps, St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC)
“Faith and Social Action: Developing the Religious Studies Senior Seminar at St. Andrews University”

Duke Research Group in American Religious History, Duke University (Durham, NC)
  Jamie L. Brummitt, “Christianity and Evangelicalism During the Civil War”
Andrew Coates, “Dispensationalism in North Carolina”
Aaron Griffith, “Authorities Could Shut Up His Body in Prison, But They Could Not Imprison
            His Spirit’: North Carolina Methodist Prison Ministry and Metaphor
         Matthew Scott Hoehn, “Protestant or Baptist/Methodist/ Presbyterian? The Tension Between
             Pan-Protestantism and Denominational Distinctives Felt by North Carolina Religious
             Groups between 1861 and 1910”
Sonia Hazard, “Democratization's Burden: Class, Colportage, and the Materiality of Print”
Jacquelynn Price-Linnartz, “Seeing is Believing: The Religious Imagination of Historical
             North Carolina"
Amy Whisenand, “Songs of Peace and War in the Midst of War”

Susan A. Joyce, Antioch Baptist Church (Enfield, NC)
“The History of Antioch Baptist Church”

Judy Jones, Exago Institute (Charlotte, NC)
“The Evolution of Arts and Culture in Religious Institutions of NC”

Eric Meckley, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
“Our ‘Special Work’ – Education, Uplift, and African American Cultural Memory at the End of the 19th Century”

Daniel Woods, International Pentecostal Holiness Church (Falcon, NC)
“Spiritual Railroading’: Trains as Metaphor and Reality in the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements, c. 1880 to c. 1920”

We are also delighted to award the following Project Collaboration Grants for the coming year:

Jill Crainshaw, Wake Forest University Divinity School (Winston-Salem, NC)
“From Living Water to Running Water: A History of Baptistery Art and Craft in North Carolina”

Chaitra M. Powell, Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
“Following the Documentary Trail: Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the African American Experience in North Carolina”

Congratulations to all of our grant winners, who will spend the coming year engaging in research that uses resources contained in the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection.  More information about the collection is available a  This project is made possible through funding from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of NC, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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