Walpole Library Fellowships for 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on April 4, 2020

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for 2020–21:


Hillary Burlock (Queen Mary University of London), Politics and Pirouettes: The Intersection of Politics and Social Dance in Late Georgian Britain, George B. Cooper Fellowship

Katherine Charles (Washington College), Inside Stories: Interpolated Tales and the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Mita Choudhury (Purdue University Northwest) Mapping Cosmopolitanism and the Global Space at Home

Daniel Froid (Purdue University), Enlightenment Devilry: Forbidden Epistemologies and the Devil in Eighteenth-Century British Literature 

Monica Hahn (Community College of Philadelphia), Harlequins of Empire: Staging Native Identity in British Imperial Art, ca. 1776, Joseph Peter Spang Fellowship

Sarah Hancock (Carnegie Mellon University), The ‘Peculiar Science’ of Flowers in the British Landscape Garden

Yuko Ito (Gakushuin University), Writing Richard III: Drama, History, and Translation in the Long Eighteenth Century

Emrys Jones (Kings College London), The Levee: A Cultural History

Ziona Kocher (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Cross-Dressing on the Eighteenth-Century Stage

Thomas Leonard-Roy (Harvard University), Horace Walpole and the Pleasures of Hatred, ASECS/LWL Fellowship

John Munns (University of Cambridge), Life and Work of Thomas Kerrich

Giorgina Paiella (University of California, Santa Barbara), The Early Modern Android Automaton: Affect, Assembly, and Modern-Day Resonances

Robert Phiddian (Flinders University), Graphic Humor, from Hogarth to Gillray, Charles J. Cole Fellowship

Matthew Potter (Northumbria University), The Afterlife of Georgian Political Cartoons

Edwin Rose (University of Cambridge), Classifying and Publishing Nature in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

Tess Somervell (University of Leeds), Georgic Climates: Writing the Weather in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Alexis Wolf (University of Leeds), Material Perspectives of Revolution in the Manuscripts of Mary and Agnes Berry, Roger W. Eddy Fellowship

Travel Grants

 Tymon Adamczewski (Kazimierz Wielki University), The (im)Materiality of Extra-Illustration: Multimodality, Iteration, and the Eighteenth-Century Book

Carmen Casaliggi (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Rethinking Transnational  Networks in Paris: Madame du Deffand, Adam Smith, and the Condorcet Circle

Daniel Cook (University of Dundee), Gulliver’s Afterlives

Laura Engel (Duquesne University), The Art of the Actress

Kaitlin Pontzer (Cornell University), The Authority of Feeling: Jacobite Sentiment and Affective Allegiance in Britain after 1688

Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 26, 2019

From the fellowship announcement:

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2020–21
Applications due by 19 January 2020

The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history, and activities. The purpose of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library, and laboratories. Furthermore, the programme facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage exchange of knowledge—amongst both themselves and the broader museum audience.

Application and Procedure

Please review the eligibility, funding, and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2020–2021 academic year, candidates can apply for:
• Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for research in art and cultural history – apply here
• Terra Foundation Fellowship for research in American Photography – apply here
• Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research – apply here
• Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research – apply here
• Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research – apply here

The closing date for all applications is 19 January 2020, at 6.00pm (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted. Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2020. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 15 March 2020. All Fellowships will start in September 2020. For questions concerning the application procedure, contact the Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (fellowships@rijksmuseum.nl).

Fellowships | Morgan Drawing Institute

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 11, 2019

From The Morgan:

Morgan Drawing Institute Fellowships
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2020–21

Applications due by 19 November 2019

We would like to remind you of our annual fellowships in the Morgan Drawing Institute. This year we are offering three fellowships: the Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship, the Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Morgan-Menil Fellowship. Fellowship information and applications can be found on the Call for Applications page. All application materials must be submitted online.

Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship

The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship to an advanced-level graduate student who has completed all course work and exams and is currently engaged in carrying out research leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the history of art, some component of which pertains to the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship to a scholar in the first decade of their career following the completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports work on an independent research project relating to some aspect of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

Morgan-Menil Fellowship

The Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one fellowship of four to six months to support research projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. Preference will be given to projects that would benefit from the resources of the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection.

Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 11, 2019

From The Morgan:

Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Applications due by 31 December 2019

The Morgan Library & Museum announces the creation of two new two-year curatorial fellowships, the Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships, to be awarded to promising scholars from communities historically underrepresented in the curatorial and special collections fields. Named for the Morgan’s first director, one of the most prominent American librarians and cultural leaders of the first half of the twentieth century and a woman of color, this full-time program will equip Fellows with a strong working knowledge of museum and special collections library operations and will provide Fellows with resources and mentorship to support them in their professional careers.

The Morgan seeks candidates who are interested in working on specific projects as outlined below. The program will provide Fellows with experience in a variety of core curatorial activities, such as exhibition and publications planning, research on the collection and on potential acquisitions, the creation of public programs, and donor relations. Fellows will also have the opportunity to propose and curate their own installation in the museum. Fellows will join all departmental meetings as well as the Morgan’s Curatorial Forum, a monthly gathering of all curators and conservators. Regular interaction with colleagues in other departments, including the Thaw Conservation Center, will give each Fellow a good grounding in the key functional areas of a museum and special collections library. Travel funds will support Fellows’ professional development.

Graduate degree in relevant field or equivalent professional experience required. General qualifications include experience conducting archival research using primary sources, deep intellectual curiosity and versatility, and a demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and efficiently. Candidates should have excellent writing and public speaking skills.

Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis via an application process. All application materials must be in English. Applications consisting of the following elements are due by 
December 31, 2019. The Morgan will notify successful candidates of their selection in March 2020.

Applicants for the fellowship should describe their specific interests in, and qualifications for one or more possible departments:

Drawings and Prints
The Department of Drawings and Prints seeks a Fellow to work on one of a number of future exhibitions, depending upon the potential Fellow’s expertise: Claude Gillot and eighteenth-century French art; the drawings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir; a project focusing on art in seventeenth-century Rome; or a project looking at the work of Hendrick Goltzius and other northern artists around the year 1600. The Fellow would also take part in the research on the permanent collection and/or potential acquisitions and would have the opportunity to mount a small installation based on the Fellow’s specialty. Candidates should hold or be in pursuit of an advanced degree in the history of art (PhD preferred). Other qualifications include superior research skills and a documented interest in works on paper.

Information on other departments’ needs and details for applying are available here»

Fellowships | Lewis Walpole Library, 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 7, 2019

The Lewis Walpole Library invites applications to its 2020–21 fellowship program:

Fellowships and Travel Grants in Eighteenth-Century Studies
The Lewis Walpole Library, 2020–21

Applications due by 6 January 2020

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, invites applications to its 2020–2021 fellowship program. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British), including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply.

Recipients are expected to be in residence at the library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellows also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art. Residential fellowships include the cost of travel to and from Farmington, accommodation for four weeks in an eighteenth-century house on the library’s campus, and a per diem living allowance. Travel grants cover transportation costs to and from Farmington for research trips of shorter duration and include on-site accommodation.

Applications are accepted beginning the first Monday in November. The application deadline is January 6, 2020. Awards will be announced in March.

Fellowships | Tyson Scholars in American Art

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 7, 2019

From Crystal Bridges:

Tyson Scholars Program: Fellowships in American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2020–21

Applications due by 15 January 2019

Apply now for a fellowship to support your research. Crystal Bridges invites applications addressing a variety of topics including American art history, architecture, visual and material culture, Indigenous art, Latin American Art, American studies, craft, and contemporary art that expand traditional categories of investigation into American art. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are encouraged.

The program is open to scholars affiliated with a university, museum, or independent holding a PhD (or equivalent) and PhD candidates. Scholars are selected based on potential to advance understanding of American art and intersect with Crystal Bridges’ collections, architecture, or landscape.

Terms range from six weeks to nine months. Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges and the University of Arkansas library. Housing is provided near Crystal Bridges. Workspace at the museum is also provided. Stipends vary depending on duration of residency and experience, and range from $15,000 to $30,000 per semester. Additional funds for relocation and research travel funds are also available. The deadline for the 2020–2021 academic year is January 15, 2020.

Fellowships | Bard Graduate Center, 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on October 13, 2019

The fellowship programs at Bard Graduate Center (BGC) are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture—what we call the “cultural history of the material world.” We offer a number of fellowship opportunities for researchers working in these and allied areas. We are currently accepting applications for two types of fellowships, see below for details. For questions, please contact fellowships@bgc.bard.edu.

Bard Research Fellowships, 2020–21
Applications due 15 November 2019

Bard Graduate Center is pleased to announce its Fields of the Future Initiative, a funded research fellowship and mentorship program aimed to help promote diversity and inclusion in the advanced study of the material world. As a reflection of the need to explore and expand the sources, techniques, voices, perspectives, and questions of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship, our research fellowship theme for academic year 2020–21 is “How do we know?” We invite scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, as well as current doctoral students, to apply for funded research fellowships, to be held during the 2020–21 academic year. Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Learn more»

Bard Visiting Fellowships, 2020–21
Applications due 1 February 2020

Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2020–21 academic year. The theme for this period is “How Do We Know?” Applicants are asked to address in a cover letter how their projected work will bear on this question. Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships, which are intended for scholars who have already secured means of funding, provide scholars with workspace in the Bard Graduate Center Research Center and enable them to be a part of our dynamic scholarly community in New York City. Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Visiting Fellowships may be awarded for anywhere from one month to the full academic year. Learn more»

Visiting Fellowship | University of Glasgow Library

Posted in fellowships by Editor on October 12, 2019

From the University of Glasgow Library:

University of Glasgow Library Visiting Research Fellowships, 2020
Applications due by 15 November 2019

The University of Glasgow Library is pleased to announce that its Visiting Research Fellowships scheme for 2020 is now open. This scheme seeks to support scholars from across academic disciplines to come to Glasgow to work on our unique research collections.

Glasgow is proud to have an outstanding library of old, rare and unique material, including many illuminated medieval and renaissance manuscripts of international importance, and more than 10,000 books printed before 1601. It also houses extensive collections relating to art, literature and the performing arts, as well as the University’s own institutional archive which dates back to the 13th century. It is also home to the Scottish Business Archive, with over 400 collections dating from the 18th century to the modern-day.

The Fellowships are competitive peer-assessed awards. They are designed to provide financial support towards the costs of travel and accommodation to enable researchers to work on the unique collections held in the University Library. The successful recipients should spend between two and four weeks over the course of a year working with the collections in Glasgow. Two Fellowships are offered by the William Lind Foundation to support research into Scottish business history, otherwise, the scope of proposals is open to applicants to define.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form (available here) and to submit along with a short CV to information-services-businessteam@glasgow.ac.uk. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12pm on 15th November 2019.

• The value of the award is up to £2000.
• The award will be made for a project relating to the University of Glasgow Library collections. Applicants will be at any stage of their academic career but must be the holder of a completed PhD. Independent and emeritus scholars may also apply.
• The award will cover a period of at least two and no more than four weeks in the calendar year 2020.
• Scholars will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Travel, subsistence, and other reasonable research expenses will be eligible to be claimed to a value of £2000.
• Applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel of University of Glasgow academics. Applicants will be notified of decisions by 19th December 2019.
• Acknowledgment of the award should be made in any future publications resulting from research undertaken during this award.
• Visiting Scholars are expected to submit a short report of their research findings for inclusion on the Library website and/or the Friends of Glasgow University Library newsletter.

Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants

Posted in fellowships, opportunities by Editor on September 29, 2019

With more information available through CAA:

Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
Applications due by 15 January 2020

The College Art Association is pleased to announce its administration of the Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants, which provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

Now administered and juried by CAA, this grant program was initiated by the Terra Foundation in 2003 to fund European candidates. It was expanded to reach candidates worldwide in 2012 and opened to US-based researchers in 2017 to travel abroad, developing American art scholar networks around the world with a total of 173 grantees since its inception.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with the Terra Foundation to provide continued support for scholars of American art,” said David Raizman, interim executive director of CAA. “Research funding for domestic and international scholars is essential to the vitality of the field, and these generous grants from the Terra Foundation will facilitate the advancement of their work. The inclusion of international scholars for these grants is especially gratifying, as it promotes new perspectives and engages the wider scholarly community.”

Awards of up to $9,000 will be granted on a per project basis by a jury formed by CAA. The first awards will be announced in March of 2020.

CAA’s administration of the Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants continues a long history at CAA of supporting travel and scholarship for professionals and students in the visual arts and design. Other grants offered by CAA include the Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students, the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, the Millard Meiss Publication Fund, the CAA Getty International Program, Travel Grants to the CAA Annual Conference, and introduced last year, the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions.

The Digital Piranesi

Posted in fellowships, opportunities, resources by Editor on May 15, 2019

Along with highlighting the project generally, this posting also aims to publicize a related two-year post-doc position (May 31 is the application due date).

The Digital Piranesi is a developing digital humanities project that aims to provide an enhanced digital edition of the works of Italian illustrator Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778). This project aims to make Piranesi’s views, maps, and texts accessible in a complete digital collection and, in an interactive digital edition, to make them visible, legible, and searchable in ways that the original works are not. The scale and breadth of Piranesi’s works require innovative methods of presentation, discovery, and analysis. By digitally illuminating and enacting many of the graphic features of his designs, this project will provide new ways of seeing this rare and complex historical material.

The University of South Carolina is one of fewer than ten institutions to hold a complete set of Piranesi’s posthumous Opere (1837–39), a set of twenty-nine elephant-folio volumes, housed in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, that assembles all of his individual publications (such as Views of Rome and Imaginary Prisons). Alternatively historical and imaginative, Piranesi’s representations of ruins are exercises in rigorous archeological investigation as much as they are fanciful experiments in urban imagination. The Digital Piranesi aspires to appeal to these two elements of Piranesi’s own works—the historical and the imaginative—and to explore the ways that Piranesi’s works seem to predict many elements of digital design. His illustrations of ruins and crypts are immersive, his architectural studies often consist of multiple layered images, and his maps and ruins include detailed alphabetic keys. His indexed maps, annotated architectural studies, immersive interiors, and multi-image views push the limits of the printed page. While his earliest works were individual engravings of Roman ruins marketed towards visitors on the grand tour, he quickly began producing increasingly larger images and adding not only textual keys but also indices, prefaces, and dissertations. Pushing against the limits not only of the printed page but also of the bound book, his multi-plate engravings become elaborate foldouts in bound volumes, and the references in his maps and indices direct users through unnumbered pages and between different publications. His works are rare—his complete works are exceedingly so—and they constitute a colossal corpus with expansive pedagogical and scholarly potential lacking in any comprehensive searchable index. The Digital Piranesi aims to make the content and connections in this rich body of work easily accessible and searchable.

Piranesi’s architectural views and his referential networks require complex interactions with the spaces of the printed, illustrated book. These ways of interacting with print—tracing cross-references, ‘reading’ an image through its explanatory key—call for specific methods of preservation and display beyond producing digital images. The Digital Piranesi heeds this call by performing the links that Piranesi forges between maps, indices, and images; across unnumbered pages in multiple volumes; and within heavily-annotated engravings. Piranesi’s images are most frequently viewed individually, divorced from their original larger networks of cross-referencing. The digital environment, although it is unable to reproduce the materiality of his original works, offers a way of experiencing Piranesi’s works that is complementary to his vision. Digitally representing not only Piranesi’s images but also their interconnections, composite layers, and verbal references promises to reveal new insights about eighteenth-century Rome, the birth of art history as a discipline, and the graphical representation of knowledge.

With the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access for 2019–21, the University of South Carolina is able to hire a postdoctoral fellow, who will contribute to the digital project’s ongoing development and assist in curating an exhibit to commemorate the tricentennial of Piranesi’s birth in the fall of 2020. The application deadline is 31 May 2019. More information is available here.

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