The Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter, DVAU, will meet on Thursday September 3, 2015, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 19th & Vine Sts, in Room 405. Free and open to the public.
Please join DVAU for our first chapter meeting of Fall 2015. At our September 3rd meeting we will host University of Delaware professor Dr. Christine Heyrman, Ph.D., Robert W. and Shirley P. Grimble Professor of American History, University of Delaware, speaking on “The Founders’ Dilemma: Managing Morals and Separating Church and State in the Early American Republic.” This is sure to be an educational and entertaining topic.
Dr Heyrman is the author of several books and publications focusing on American history and church-state separation, and has received honors and awards from many prestigious groups and fellowships, listed below. She wrote an interesting article: Heyrman, Christine Leigh. “The Separation of Church and State from the American Revolution to the Early Republic.” Divining America, TeacherServe©. National Humanities Center. (Accessed online April 17, 2015.) http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/sepchust.htm
To find Room 405: Enter the library, pass the info desk to the alcove on the right. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, follow the hallway around the corner, following the “Kitchen” signs. Room 405 is the first door on the right. We look forward to seeing you!
American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam (New York: Hill & Wang, 2015).
Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997).
Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic, with James West Davidson, Brian DeLay, Mark Lytle, and Michael Stouff (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990, 6th ed., 2008. Retitled as Experiencing History (McGraw-Hill 1st ed., 2010, 2nd ed., 2013).
Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750 (New York: W.W.Norton & Co.: New York, 1984).
Honors and Awards
Society of American Historians, elected 1999
Bancroft Prize, 1998 (for Southern Cross)
Notable Book of the New York Times, 1997 (for Southern Cross)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1993-1994
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1993-1994
Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, Spring, 1994
National Humanities Center Fellowship, 1985-1986
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 1979-1980