The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

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November 1, 2017
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Slavery

Rare Book School’s The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography invites applications for the inaugural fellowship cohort 2018–19, due November 1, 2017.


Continuing the work of the Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography (2013–18), this new scholarly organization will work to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship and to enrich humanistic inquiry and education by identifying, mentoring, and training promising early-career scholars. Fellows will be encouraged and supported in integrating the methods of critical bibliography into their teaching and research, fostering collegial conversations about historical and emerging media across disciplines and institutions, and sharing their knowledge with broader publics.


The fellowship includes funding for scholars to organize symposia at their home institutions, to participate in week-long Rare Book School courses across the country, and to attend a field school to visit libraries, archives, and collections in New York City.  

The Society is committed to supporting diversity and to advancing the scholarship of outstanding persons of every race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, and socio-economic background, and to enhancing the diversity of the professions and academic disciplines it represents, including the professoriate, museums, libraries, archives, public humanists, digital humanities, and the humanist academic disciplines. We warmly encourage prospective applicants from a wide range of disciplines, institutions, expertise, and interest.


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