We are happy to announce that the third annual Adventist Archives Lectureship will be held via Zoom on October 22, 2021 at 7:00PM, Eastern time. Dr. David F. Holland, the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School, will be presenting "New Works in Many Languages: Ellen G. White, the urgency of translation, and an Adventist way of being in the world".

The Adventist Archives Lectureship is a partnership between the WAU Honors College and the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR).The Lectureship aims to highlight original scholarly research on Adventist history through lectures and publications. To register for this free Zoom event, fill out the form at https://bit.ly/3DPsVhA.


About the speaker for this year's event: David F. Holland is the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School. He also serves on the faculties of Religion and American Studies at Harvard University. He recently finished a stint as acting dean of the Harvard Divinity School and continues as the Director of Graduates Studies in Religion in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his appointment at Harvard in 2013, he was Associate Professor of North American History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 2003 to 2004 he also held a one-year instructorship in the department of history at Stanford University.

David’s research focuses on the intersecting theological commitments and cultural changes that shaped American life from the early seventeenth century to the late nineteenth. His first book, Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. His research has also appeared in the New England Quarterly, Law and History Review, and in a variety of other scholarly collections, including a recent essay in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the Atlantic World by Oxford University Press and a forthcoming chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism. He is currently at work on a textbook of American intellectual history, We Hold These Truths: Ideas and Ideals in the American Past, commissioned by Oxford and a comparative biography, A Particular Universe: Ellen Gould White, Mary Baker Eddy, and the Nineteenth Century United States, to be published by Yale University Press.

David’s first professional commitment, however, is to the students in his classroom, where he teaches a variety of courses, including The Story of American Religious Freedom, American Revelations, Biography and Religion in American History, Women’s Religious Leadership in American History, The Character of God in Early America, Peace and War in the History of American Religion, American Religion through Literature, and a general survey course on American religious history. In 2011, David’s teaching was recognized with the Nevada Professor of the Year Award, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

David received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude with University Honors, from Brigham Young University in 1998. That year, he also received an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship for the study of the humanities, which helped fund his graduate program in history at Stanford University. He earned his master’s degree in history at Stanford in 2000 and his Ph.D. in 2005.