Manchester Wesley Research Centre Visiting Research Fellow Programme

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Sunday 11 March 2012 2:03 pm

The Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC) is launching a new summer Visiting Research Fellowship beginning in summer 2012. This builds on the successful Visiting Research Fellow programme with scholars from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, California) since 2005. The MWRC is now opening up this opportunity to any scholar who wishes to apply, though some preference will be given to scholars from MWRC Partner Institutions. The aim of this programme is to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions by allowing scholars to access the internationally renowned Methodist Archives and Research Centre (MARC) at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Nazarene Theological College (NTC) libraries.\r\n\r\nThe MWRC promotes and supports research on the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries in the 18th century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan and Evangelical tradition. This includes areas such as theology, history, biblical studies, education, ethics, literature, mission, philosophy, pastoral studies, practical theology, and social theology.\r\n\r\nThe primary aim of the programme is to allow Visiting Fellows time and space to independently carry out their research; however, a Visiting Scholar will be able to take advantage of all or some of the following opportunities:\r\n


  • ¬†Access to the MARC, University of Manchester, MWRC, and NTC libraries
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  • Allocation of a dedicated study space in the MWRC Study Centre
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  • Where desirable, meetings can be arranged with MWRC Fellows in Manchester (see the list of Fellows at:
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  • Present a paper to the MWRC/NTC Research Seminar, which includes faculty, research students, and invited guests.
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  • Submit an article for publication in the Wesley and Methodist Studies, a peer-reviewed journal co-sponsored by the MWRC and Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (see:
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\r\nSubstantially discounted accommodation will be available for Visiting Fellows on the campus of Nazarene Theological College. However, a limited number of accommodation spaces are available; therefore, residency for the Fellowship will normally need to be between mid July and early September. The residency period of the Fellowship will normally be between two to six weeks. Other expenses will be the responsibility of the Visiting Fellow.\r\n\r\nThe closing date for applications for 2012 fellowships is 1 April 2012.  For enquires about or an application for the Visiting Research Fellow programme contact the MWRC Director, Geordan Hammond (

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