ANN : William L. Clements Library 2022-2023 Research Fellowships

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The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for 2022-2023 research fellowships. The Clements’ holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the best in the world on almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, and support a diverse array of research projects.

Particular strengths include: military history, gender and ethnicity, religion, the American Revolution, Native American history, slavery and antislavery, Atlantic history, the Caribbean, cartography, the Civil War, reform movements, travel and exploration, among others.

The library's map division includes some 30,000 maps and plans relating to the Americas. Approximately 2,500 of these are manuscript, and many of them came to the Library with large Revolutionary War and Early National period manuscript collections. They illustrate most of the important concerns for these periods of time. More information about the Clements' cartographic holdings can be found on our website and through our Cartography Subject Guide.

The Clements offers long term (three months), short term (one month), and week-long fellowships, as well as a digital fellowship with no residency requirement. Map scholars will be particularly interested in our Brian Leigh Dunnigan Fellowship in the History of Cartography. Applications are due by January 15, 2022 for research to be undertaken between April 1, 2022 through March 30, 2023.

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