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Adrian Chastain Weimer

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities 121


Ph.D. - Harvard University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Colonial America; Political, social, and religious history of early New England; Early modern understandings of martyrdom, violence and suffering; Religion and the Restoration; Catholic-Protestant relations

Awards and Honors:

Michael Kennedy Prize - Ecclesiastical History Society
Young Scholar of American Religion - Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Indiana University
W.B.H. Dowse Research Fellowship - Massachusetts Historical Society
Research Fellow - Folger Shakespeare Library
Peterson Research Fellow - American Antiquarian Society

Selected Publications:

Weimer, Adrian. (2011). Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2011). Religion in the Seventeenth Century. American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Trends that Made U.S. History, New York, NY: MTM Publishing.

Weimer, Adrian. (2010). Gould, Thomas. American National Biography, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2010). Heaven and Heavenly Piety in Colonial American Elegies. The Church, the Afterlife and the Fate of the Soul, Rochester, NY: Boydell Press.

Weimer, Adrian. (2010). Hutchinson, Anne. Encyclopedia of United States Political History, Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

Recent Presentations:

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., ""Contempt of authoritie" and the Politics of Ecstatic Religion in the Early Restoration". January, 2014.

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, "Trauma and Radical Protestant Identity in Early New England". January, 2012.

Weimer, Adrian., American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, "The ‘Worke of Cains offspring’: Elizabeth Hooten and Provocation of Identity in Early New England". November, 2011.

Weimer, Adrian., American Historical Association, "'Our Brethren lay bleeding': Early New England Responses to European Protestant Suffering". January, 2011.

Weimer, Adrian., Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, "Native Insults and Quaker Judgments: Providence and Race in Early New England". June, 2010.

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