Humanities Kansas recently awarded $5,000 to KU’s Department of Religious Studies in Lawrence in support of “The Roots of Pentecostalism in Kansas.” Patricia Cecil serves as project director. Dr. Timothy Miller serves as humanities consultant. “The Roots of Pentecostalism in Kansas” will examine the sparsely documented origins of the Pentecostal movement in Topeka, Kansas. Intern-driven field and archival research will culminate in an open access digital exhibition and public presentation conveying the origins of the movement as well as how social, economic, religious, and physical features of Kansas influenced early Pentecostalism.
“Humanities Kansas supports projects that reveal cultural stories,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “This research project examines the human and geographical elements that formed the Pentecostal movement in our state’s capitol.”
"The Roots of Pentecostalism in Kansas" project is part of the Department of Religious Studies’ Religion in Kansas Project, an endeavor to collect and digitally preserve resources that document the diversity and history of religious experience in Kansas. The Religion in Kansas Project places emphasis on making these resources free to the public and easily accessible online. Visit the Religion in Kansas Project at ksreligion.omeka.net.
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