Dr. William Van Arragon
I have research and teaching interests in three main areas: American colonial history, Canadian environmental history, and historiography and theory.
I am working on a book entitled Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, under contract with Indiana University Press.
I am working with a team of scholars on a SSHRC Insight Development Grant project: “Between the City and the River: A Digital Historical Atlas of Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley and Its Parks System.”
I am also working with my colleague, Mark Sandle, on a book for undergraduate students about the integration of faith and history entitled A Time for Everything: Christian Faith and the Practice of History.
“The Glorious Translation of an American Elijah: Mourning Cotton Mather in 1728,” in Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana: Historical and Intellectual Contexts in Transatlantic Perspective (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010)
“Becoming Congregationalist: Historical Memory, Denominational Identity, and the Founding of the Congregational Library.” Bulletin of the Congregational Library 5: 3 (Winter 2009), pp. 4-13.
“People of Hope, People of Memory: Theologies of Memory and the Christian Historian,” Fides et Historia 37:2 (Summer 2005); 38:1 (Spring 2006), 41-49.