Ruth Binnie Fellowship 2022-2023

2022 – 2023

Value: $6,000

Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad.

The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.

2022-2023 Winner:

Lauren Kelly - Ruth Binnie Winner 2022-2023
Lauren Kelly


B.A. History (Hons), 2022, University of Notre Dame
MPhil in Early Modern History, 2022-2023, University of Cambridge

Lauren will be researching the role of children in sequestered Anglican families during Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate in 17th Century England.

She will be studying how the responsibility of preserving the Anglican faith in the wake of Cromwell’s Church Settlement was a burden disproportionately placed on these children; a demographic that has not yet been afforded attention in the historiography of the Interregnum.