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Digital Collections of Sermons

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Digital Collections of Sermons

Presentation #1 Abstract

This session focused on the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS). The panel used their experience with GEMMS to discuss how the use of digital sermon collections has contributed to Sermon Studies, and how researchers might use such collections to open up new avenues of scholarship in the future. They also considered how to make digital collections more sustainable, and what creators of other digital sermon collections can learn from GEMMS. Presenters included Jennifer Farooq (Project Manager) and other members of the GEMMS team: Mary Morrissey (Advisory Board Member), Brent Nelson (Principal Investigator), Jeanne Shami (Principal Investigator), and Hannah Yip (Research Assistant)."

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #1

Jennifer Farooq is a Research Associate and the Project Manager for GEMMS (Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons), based at the University of Regina. Her primary interests include preaching, the publishing and reception of sermons, and religious culture in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain. She is the author of Preaching in Eighteenth-Century London (Boydell, 2013). She also has published a number of articles on sermons and religious culture in England, including “Dissenters and Charity Sermons, ca. 1700-1750,” in Protestant Dissent and Philanthropy, c. 1660-c. 1920 (Boydell, 2019). She is currently researching Queen Anne's patronage of preachers and of clergy more broadly.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #2

Hannah Yip is a Research Assistant for “GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons” (SSHRC / University of Saskatchewan). Her work has been published in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History and The Lancet Psychiatry. Most recently, she was a Visiting Early Career Research Fellow at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. In 2022, she will take up an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Henry E. Huntington Library, and a Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA.

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Digital Collections of Sermons

This session focused on the Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS). The panel used their experience with GEMMS to discuss how the use of digital sermon collections has contributed to Sermon Studies, and how researchers might use such collections to open up new avenues of scholarship in the future. They also considered how to make digital collections more sustainable, and what creators of other digital sermon collections can learn from GEMMS. Presenters included Jennifer Farooq (Project Manager) and other members of the GEMMS team: Mary Morrissey (Advisory Board Member), Brent Nelson (Principal Investigator), Jeanne Shami (Principal Investigator), and Hannah Yip (Research Assistant)."