To mark the launch of the Friends of the Angus we ran our first series of ‘Opening the Angus’ online seminars, where researchers showcased some of the work they have been doing in the Angus Library and Archive. Professor Tim Whelan of Georgia Southern University spoke on ‘lecturing’ in the prose writings of the women in the Steele circle, 1699–1815; we then heard from Bianca Dang, PhD candidate in history and African American studies at Yale University, on Haitian women’s influence on missionary activity in Haiti, 1866–80; and our last speaker was Gale Richards, PhD candidate at Bristol Baptist College and Minister of Zion Baptist Church, Cambridge, whose subject was ‘Exploring a Baptist theological statement on women in ministry’.
We plan a second series of seminars in spring 2021, at 7.30 pm UK time:
25 Feb: Karen Smith (Cardiff University): ‘Do you know her name?’ Discovering the stories of Baptist women.
4 March: Faith Bowers (Bloomsbury Baptist Church) and Chris Voke (Spurgeon’s College): ‘The good, the bad and the ugly.’ Choosing the stories to tell in writing the history of a church.
11 March: Emily Burgoyne (Angus Library and Archive, Oxford): ‘My great aunt and uncle were Baptist missionaries in China.’ Tracing the stories of our ancestors.
Booking is essential in order to receive joining instructions (for the Zoom meetings).
For further details and to reserve a place, please contact Friends of the Angus using the subject line ‘Opening the Angus’.