Dr. Jeffrey Watt Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible
Professor Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible
Jeffrey Watt to complete decades-long, high-profile Reformation period project with $365,000 grant
Jeffrey Watt, the university’s Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Professor of History, has been working to transcribe the records of Protestant reformer John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. He has received a grant to complete the massive project and plans to make printed copies and an online database available to researchers worldwide. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services
University of Mississippi historian Jeffrey R. Watt has been working for 35 years to transcribe records kept by 16th century theologian John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. And thanks to two major grants to fund the painstaking work, he is closing in on the project’s completion.
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