Jessica Parr

I am a historian of the Early Modern Atlantic World, with a focus on religion, race, and memory studies. I received my PhD from the
University of New Hampshire at Durham in 2012, and her MS (Archives) and MA (History) from Simmons College in 2005. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a contributing member of The Junto: a Group Blog in Early American History, a co-editor of the H-Atlantic
network, and a part participant in the More Than a Map(p) project. I currently teach at UNH Manchester and help support the new Public History minor I co-developed. I also assist with the Place Project, a geospatial digital repository being developed at Dimond Library, on the University of New Hampshire's Durham campus. I've received a number of fellowships and grants, including an American Congregational Association fellowship (Boston Athenaeum/Congregational Library), a John Hope Franklin Grant from Duke University, and short term grants and fellowships from the John Carter Brown Library, Mystic Seaport, the Congregational Library, the American Studies Association, and Gi der-Lehrman. My first book, Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Religion, and the Making of a Religious Icon was published by the University Press of Mississippi in March 2015 (paperback forthcoming this fall). 


Exeter, NH



University of New Hampshire, Manchester


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