Work in progress

The ‘New England’s Hidden Histories’ Project:

The ‘Dissenting Experience’ collaborators would particularly like to acknowledge the support of Margaret Bendroth, Executive Director of the Congregational Library & Archives (Boston), and James Cooper, who are heading a project called New England’s Hidden Histories: Colonial-Era Church Records, in collaboration with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University: http://www.congregationallibrary.org/nehh/main.

Hidden history

They are collecting, preserving, digitizing and transcribing Puritan records of New England (seventeenth and eighteen centuries). The importance of the Hidden Histories project has been recognized in the US national media, in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and has featured in BBC programmes. The US government has awarded the project a $300,000 grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in recognition of the crucial historical importance of the work.

Other Projects:

Readers will also be interested to learn about the following ongoing projects, for which information has been supplied by the authors:

Laurent Curelly: Monograph on The Moderate, a radical Civil War newsbook (in preparation)

Johanna Harris: Monograph on Epistolary Communities in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming); edition of Manuscript Writings of Lady Brilliana Harley (Ashgate, in preparation); edition of Collected Works of Thomas Traherne, Vol. 3: Select Meditations and ‘The Ceremonial Law’ (OUP, under contract)

Johanna Harris and Alison Searle (eds): Richard Baxter’s Correspondence, multi-volume edition (in preparation)

N. H. Keeble, Thomas Charlton, John Coffey, and Tim Cooper (eds): Reliquiae Baxterianae, 5 vols. (OUP, under contract)

Timothy Larsen and Mark Noll (gen. eds): The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, 5 vols. (OUP, under contract)

Marilyn Lewis: Projects on George Rust, Cambridge Platonism, and the Nonjurors

John Morrill (gen. ed.): The Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, 5 vols. (OUP, under contract)

David Norbrook (gen. ed.): The Works of Lucy Hutchinson, 4 vols. (OUP, under contract)

Ed Potten: Project on ‘Private Books for Educational Use – the Formation of the Northern Congregational College Library’

Isabel Rivers: Monograph titled Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England, 1720–1800 (OUP, under contract); Principal Investigator for ‘The Dissenting Academies Project’, including Dissenting Academies Online and A History of the Dissenting Academies in the British Isles, 1660-1860, ed. Isabel Rivers, assistant ed. Mark Burden

Kyle Roberts: Project on the library of Philip Doddridge, with grants from ‘The Bibliographical Society’ and the ‘Library and Information Group’

Alison Searle: Project on ‘Religious Nonconformity and Performance in Britain (c.1620-1680),’ funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award, 2012-2018

Timothy Whelan and James Vigus (eds): The Reminiscences and Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson, multi-volume edition (in preparation)

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