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Fellowships | Mellon Funds Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School

Posted in fellowships by Editor on October 12, 2012

Fellowships for Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School
Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Applications due by 1 December 2012

Rare Book School welcomes applications from scholars of 18th-century studies to The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this new Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts.

Fellows will receive funding for Rare Book School course attendance, as well as generous stipends, and support for research-related travel to special collections, over the course of three years. Week-long intensive courses at Rare Book School include The Printed Book in the West to 1800 (taught by Martin Antonetti), The History of the Book in America, c.1700-1800 (taught by James Green), Book Illustration Processes to 1900 (taught by Terry Belanger), and Scholarly Editing (taught by David Vander Meulen).

The deadline for application to the program is December 1, 2012. Applicants must be doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exams), postdoctoral fellows, or junior (untenured) faculty in the humanities at a U.S. institution at time of application. Interested scholars are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Details are available at the RBS website.

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Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships in Critical Bibliography

New fellowship program seeks to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities

Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded an $896,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new three-year fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities. (more…)