Jessica Parr

Project Coordinator for Public History/Adjunct Professor of History

History, B.A.
Public History Minor
UNH Manchester

Profile

Professor Parr has been teaching at UNH Manchester since 2012. She teaches courses in Atlantic, American, and Public History. She also serves as an Editor for H-Atlantic and is a regular contributor to The Junto.

Courses

  • HIST 405/405W: History of Early America
  • HIST 410: Religion in American History and Politics
  • HIST 422: World History since 1600
  • HIST 500: Historical Methods
  • HIST 595: Issues in Public History
  • HIST 595: Material Culture
  • HIST 595: Digital History
  • HIST 595: Haitian Revolution
  • HIST 602: American Revolution

Interests

  • Early Modern Atlantic
  • History of Race
  • World/Early America
  • Trans Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Religious History
  • Memory Studies
  • Public History
  • Digital History

Affiliations

  • American Historical Association

  • American Society of Church History

  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture

  • New England Historical Association (Executive Committee, 2016 -2018)

  • Royal Historical Society (UK)

Awards

  •  2015- Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Publications

Book
  • Imagining George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015; paperback forthcoming Sept. 2016).
Articles
  • “Plotting Piety: Religious Spaces and the Mapping of George Whitefield’s World,” Wesley and Methodist Studies (June 2016).

Essays & Chapters:                                                                     
  • “George Whitefield,” Travis Burnham, ed, Oxford Biographies in Atlantic History (Forthcoming: Oxford University Press, 2017).

  • “The Evolution of the Franco-American Alliance and France’s Military Contribution.” Christos Frentzos and Antonio Thompson, eds, The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History, Colonial Period to 1877. New York: Routledge, 2014).

  • “Freeborn Americans: the Rise of the Urban Wage Earner in the Early Republic, 1788-1830.” Andrew Frank, ed, The Early Republic: People and Perspectives. New York: ABC- CLIO, 2008).

Education

  • Ph.D. (History) - University of New Hampshire at Durham (2012)
  • M.A. (History) - University of New Hampshire at Durham (2012)
  • M.S. (Archives Management) - Simmons College  School of Information Science (2005)
  • M.A. (History) - Simmons College (2005)
  • B.A. (History /w Dept Honors) - Simmons College (2000).

Grants

  • 2016 - American Congregational Association Fellowship, Boston Athenaeum/Congregational Library
  • 2016 - Doing Digital History Institute, NEH/Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
  • 2015 - Travel Grant, Congregational Library in Boston
  • 2015 - John Hope Franklin Grant, John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University
  • 2012 - Travel Grant, University of New Hampshire
  • 2011 - Annette K. Baxter Grant, American Studies Association
  • 2011 - Travel Grant, University of New Hampshire
  • 2010 - Gunst-Wilcox Research Grant, University of New Hampshire
  • 2009-2010 - Visiting Researcher, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
  • 2009 - Gunst-Wilcox Research Grant, University of New Hampshire
  • 2009 - Washington College Fellowship in Early American History, Boston Athenaeum
  • 2009 - Helen Watson Buckner Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University [Declined]
  • 2008 - Gilder-Lehrman Short Term Fellowship, New-York Historical Society
  • 2008 - Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship, Munson Institute of Mystic Seaport
  • 2008 - Steelman Fellowship, Department of History, University of New Hampshire at Durham
  • 2005-2009 - Teaching Assistantship, Department of History , University of New Hampshire at Durham
  • 2005 - Research Assistantship, Simmons College School of Information Science
  • 2003 - Research Assistantship, Simmons College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences