Visiting Fellows

Visiting research fellows are established research scholars who apply to conduct research through the ACWR.

Sugden Fellow 2012

Geordan Hammond The Principal Fellow of Queen’s College, Justice David Habersberger, and the Master, Professor David Runia, are delighted to announce that the Sugden Fellow for 2012 will be Dr Geordan Hammond.

Dr Hammond is a young scholar who is rapidly making a name for himself in the study of 18th and 19th century Church history. He is currently Lecturer and Research Fellow in Church History and Wesley Studies at Nazarene Theological Study, Manchester, UK. He is also director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre which is based at the same institution.

After completing a B.A. in History at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, and an M.A. in Theology and Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, he moved to the UK and commenced a Ph.D. in Church History and Theology at the University of Manchester. The title of his doctoral thesis was ‘Restoring Primitive Christianity: John Wesley and Georgia’ and he was awarded the doctorate in 2008. A revised version of the thesis is at present being considered for publication by Oxford University Press.While resident at Queen’s Dr Hammond wishes to make full use of the extraordinary resources and treasures of the College’s Sugden Heritage Collections. These will aid him both in revising his thesis and in the research he is doing for the Oxford History of Anglicanism, where he examining Anglican missions and voluntary societies in the early colonies on this continent. But his stay here will also allow him to explore further interests that he has in relation to the history of Methodism. To this end he is seeking further contact with the History of Australian Methodism project. The College is delighted that it has been able to attract a promising young scholar who will be able to make full use of its very considerable resources in the field of Methodist studies.

Dr Hammond will be staying at the College for six weeks, from July 30 to September 9. Aside from his research he looks forward to participating fully in the academic and social life of the College for the period of his residence as Sugden Fellow.

As part of his time in Australia Dr Hammond will be doing some work with the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Studies and several of its partners. Look out for further announcements about this on our news page.