Professor Andrew Murphy awarded visiting fellowship at the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies
January 24, 2020
Congratulations to Andrew Murphy, Ph.D., who was just awarded a visiting fellowship at the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies. The award will support a month of archival research in the British Library related to Murphy’s new project on political martyrdom. In this phase of his project, Murphy will focus on three early modern figures:
- Algernon Sidney, a great hero of the American founders executed in 1683
- Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was executed in Boston in 1660
- King Charles I of England, who was famously beheaded in 1649
Andrew Murphy's research takes up the intersections between politics and religion in both historical and contemporary contexts. He is particularly interested in the emergence of religious liberty and liberty of conscience in early modern England and America, and the ongoing ramifications of these debates in contemporary American politics.