Laconia native Edward Andrews awarded grant from National Endowment for Humanities (180)

LACONIA — Dr. Edward Andrews, a native of Laconia, and an assistant professor of history at Providence College, was recently selected by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) to receive a prestigious NEH Summer Stipends Program grant, totaling $6,000. NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
In July, Andrews will head to England for two months to conduct his research. The title of his project is "One Soul, tho' not one Soyl": American Missionary Connections with Asia at the Dawn of the Global Age."
Andrews main focus will be to explore the interconnections between protestant missionary activity in America and similar efforts in India and Southeast Asia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The summer stipend will allow him to research manuscripts and rare book collections at the University of Cambridge and the British library, where he will work with the records of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge and the British East India Company. One Soul will offer important insights into early modern globalization during its most formative years.