Whelan Presents Paper, Conducts Symposium on English Baptist History
On 11 August, a paper by Timothy Whelan, Ph.D., titled “Mary Hays and the Dissenting Tradition of Women’s Correspondence,” was presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism at Ottawa, Canada. Whelan could not attend because of a conflict with another event (see below), but his paper was read nevertheless at a panel on the interplay between religious Dissent and Romanticism by Judyta Frodyma. On August 12, Whelan, conducted a day-long Symposium in Baptist Research for Doctoral students in Baptist History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Whelan’s 5-hour series of power point presentations focused on his work in conducting archival research and uncovering manuscript collections in England and America pertaining to Baptist history and the use of these manuscripts in transforming previous ideas about English Baptist history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Since 2000, Dr. Whelan has published 10 books and 26 articles on Baptist history and life in England between 1750 and 1850 and is now one of the foremost Baptist historians in the world for that period.