Prestigious fellowships for research on preachers and hearers in the English revolution

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Posted on 27 May 2014

Professor Ann Hughes, who stood down as Director of the Research Institutes of the Humanities and Social Sciences in January, has been awarded two prestigious fellowships to support her own research on 'Preachers and Hearers in the English Revolution'

In 2015 she will hold an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntingdon Library, California, while a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship will fund work in other British and American archives.

Her project seeks to place high-profile political sermons by parliamentarian sympathisers in a broader experiential context of personal piety and more routine parish preaching.

She will look at the response of readers to printed sermons, at the notes made by sermon-attenders and at the experiences of minister within a goldly culture of preaching, hearing, reading and collecting.