â€śThe Quiet Strength of the Episcopal Church: Our Forgotten Womenâ€ť is the theme of the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 17-20, 2014. The conference is held in association with the Episcopal Womenâ€™s History Project (EWHP).
Throughout history, the work and accomplishments of women have received far less attention than have the work and accomplishments of men. This NEHA Conference hopes in a small way to give additional voice to Episcopal laywomen â€“ wives, deaconesses, nuns, missionaries â€“ who quietly dedicated their lives to serving others and to promoting the work of our branch of the Church Catholic. In addition to a series of presentations and papers, attendees will tour a number of local sites including archival facilities, the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Mark, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Madeleine, St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. NEHA and EWHP will also hold their annual meetings which include the election of board members.
Events will be held at St. Mark's Cathedral. Hotel accommodations will be at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square.
Founded in 1961, NEHA focuses on practical matters of archivists and historians in the Episcopal Church as a forum for exchanging ideas, giving mutual support, and as an archival and historical network for those who participate in preserving, exploring and sharing the historical dimensions of the Episcopal Church. NEHA encourages every congregation, diocese, and organization in the Episcopal Church to collect, preserve and organize its records and share its history.