Newberry Fellowships


The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

CFP: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 2017/2018

The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop is currently inviting abstract submissions for the 2017/8 academic year. The workshop was established in 2008, to provide a forum for postgraduates and new researchers to meet and present their work in an informal environment.

ANN: Two PhD positions 'Everyday Experience and Plural Practice in Dutch Institutions in Sri Lanka (c. 1700-1800)' (Leiden & Nijmegen)

This interdisciplinary group project takes a novel socio-legal approach to the history of colonialism by analysing the everyday interaction between an Asian society and an expanding European bureaucracy.  It focuses on how ordinary people in Sri Lanka experienced and navigated normative institutions of taxation, legal action and religion that were set up by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). These institutions were created by the Dutch for social control and revenue extraction, but functioned simultaneously as sites of mediation and conflict resolution.


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