MemberTim Bulkeley

Past: Vice recteur, Facultes Protestantes au Zaire; Carey Baptist College; University of Auckland; Laidlaw-Carey Graduate SchoolHonours:Distinguished Teaching Award 2001 (University of Auckland)22nd Annual William Menzies Lectureship (five lectures) with the title “God as Mother?” 2014 (Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio, Philippines)Unsung Heroes Award 2016 (for teaching on marriage and family) New Zealand Christian Network

MemberSören Fröhlich

Blood (History of Medicine, Galenism, Eugenics, Scientific Racism, Racial Statistics, Race, Violence, War, Menstruation, Vampirism, Cannibalism, Ingestion, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, HIV/AIDS, Tissue Economies, Visual Arts, Horror, Political Theory, Phenomenology, Affect)MLA Specialization:
Long Nineteenth Century.Authors:
William Wells Brown, Pauline E. Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Ludwig von Reizenstein, Samuel A. Cartwright, Edward H. Dixon.Theoretical training:
Narrative theory (Narratology, Reader-Reception), Disability Studies, Feminist theory, Political Studies.Theorists:
Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Mary Floyd-Wilson.Advisors:
Nicole Tonkovich (co-chair), Michael Davidson (co-chair), Shelley Streeby, Lisa Cartwright, Lisa Lampert-Weissig.Languages:
German (Native), English (Quasi-Native), French (Everyday), Ivrit (Student).Teaching techniques:
Verbal discussion of assigned readings, video lectures, etc. Fundamentals in theory and methodology applied in regular, manageable writing assignments aimed at the completion of a final project. Student presentations of final projects. Thesis-driven final assignments with emphasis on argument and reflection (research paper or essay).

MemberMichele Sigg

Michèle Sigg is the Associate Director of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography ( and Managing Editor of the Journal of African Christian Biography, available online at Her research focuses on African and European Christian history, women in world Christianity, and renewal movements. Her dissertation examined the work of women in nineteenth century French Protestantism and missions. Her master’s thesis was a study of the role of women in an indigenous revival movement in Madagascar known as the Fifohazana. The DACB, founded in 1995, is an international collaborative digital project documenting the history of Christianity in Africa. The over 2,500 biographies currently on the site represent only a fraction of the leading figures of African Christianity. Among these, women are underrepresented even though they make up the majority of church membership.  

MemberTiffany DeRewal

Ph.D. Candidate in English at Temple University (18th-19th c. American Literature and Medical Humanities) and Writing Instructor at Rowan University I am pursuing a PhD in English literature at Temple University. My dissertation, “The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestantism, Nationalism, and the Invention of the Cadaver During the Rise of American Medicine” focuses on the intersection between gothic fiction, medical historiography, and religious ideology in the early American republic, with particular attention to the cadaver as it is created in cultural, medical, and spiritual discourse. This research unites my interests in the social history of medicine and the dynamics of the religious imagination in the 18th and 19th century United States. Research Interests: 19th c. American literature, literature and history in the early American republic, the medical humanities, gothic literature, spirituality and science Teaching Interests: writing across disciplines, writing with technology, digital research methods and pedagogy

MemberLiam Temple

…e of sectarianism, radicalism, and most significantly, as a source of religious enthusiasm. The book offers a number of correctives to the existing historiography. It suggests that there was a strong vein of mysticism running through various shades of English Protestantism after the Reformation, rejecting the idea that mysticism was a uniquely Catholic phenomenon. As a result, it argues that Protestants and Catholics shared much common ground in terms of devotional and spiritual tastes, as well as a shared interest…
…Bridget of Sweden’, Women’s Writing, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2016), pp. 141-158.

Book Reviews:

‘Jane Lead in her Transnational Context ed. Ariel Hessayon’, Reviews in History (Published online November 2016).

‘Women Prophets and Radical Protestantism in the British Atlantic World, 1640-1740 by Elizabeth Bouldin’, History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (Published online May 2016).

‘Mysticism and Reform, 1400-1750 ed. Sara S. Poor and Nigel Smith’, British Catholic Histo…

I was born and raised in Darlington, attending Carmel RC College before studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at Northumbria University, Newcastle. My research is especially concerned with mysticism and mystical experience in both Catholic and Protestant groups in seventeenth century England. It focuses on examples of how mysticism encouraged conversation and collaboration across confessional boundaries in the period. My wider research interests include religious radicalism, nonconformity, enthusiasm and polemical controversies concerning religion in the seventeenth century.

MemberLawrence A. Whitney

Brother Lawrence A. Whitney, PhD, LC† has served as University Chaplain at Boston University since 2007 where he also completed the PhD in philosophical and comparative theology in 2019. Professed and a priest in the Lindisfarne Community, he is also a Fellow at the Institute for Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, on the board of directors of Convergence on Campus, and President of the North American Paul Tillich Society.

MemberPaul Michael Kurtz

My research centers on the cultural and intellectual history of Germany from 1750 to the present, with a focus on the history of knowledge – especially classical, biblical, orientalist, and theological scholarship. Thus far, I have concentrated on representations of ancient Judaism and their embeddedness in modern cultural, political, and religious complexes. These inquiries contribute, more broadly, to historiography, European history, and history of the humanities.

MemberStefano Villani

Stefano Villani is Associate Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Maryland, College Park (associate professor at the University of Pisa until 2010). He has worked on the Quaker missions in the Mediterranean and published numerous articles and books in this area: Tremolanti e papisti (1996); Il calzolaio quacchero e il finto cadì (2001); A True Account of the Great Tryals and Cruel Sufferings Undergone by Those Two Faithful Servants of God, Katherine Evans and Sarah Cheevers (2003). More recently he has worked on the religious history of the English community in Livorno and on the Italian translations of the Book of Common Prayer and has published an intellectual biography of one of the Nineteenth-Century translators: George Frederick Nott (1768-1841). Un ecclesiastico anglicano tra teologia, letteratura, arte, archeologia, bibliofilia e collezionismo (Rome 2012). He has co-edited with Alison Yarrington and Julia Kelly the Proceedings of the conference ‘In Medias Res: British-Italian Cultural Transactions – British Academy Colloquium 3: Travels and Translations (Amsterdam/New York 2013).

MemberPeter Webster

…ism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century. Reform, resistance and renewal (Boydell and Brewer), pp.172-92.  [Read it here.] (ISBN 978-1-84383-911-8)

2013: (with John Maiden) ‘Parliament, the Church of England and the last gasp of political Protestantism, 1961-4’, Parliamentary History, 32:2, 361-377 
[Read it here. (DOI: 10.1111/1750-0206.12020) ]

2012: ‘The archbishops of Canterbury, the Lord Chamberlain and the censorship of the theatre, 1909-49’, Studies in Church History 48, …

I am an historian of twentieth century British Christianity, with interests in four interlocking areas: (i) the position of the Church of England in national life, and the question of faith, politics and the law more generally. My 2015 book on Michael Ramsey, archbishop of Canterbury, dealt with this theme, amongst others. (ii) the history of evangelical Christianity, particularly in the UK; (iii) the relationship between the Christian churches and the arts. My most recent book is on Walter Hussey, Anglican patron of the arts; (iv) the digital turn in contemporary history, with a very particular interest in the archived Web as a new kind of historical source. I am based in the south of England, where my day job is being managing director of Webster Research and Consulting, which works with libraries, archives and universities to help understand what users need from digital resources, and working with technologists to meet those needs.