AAS Visiting Academic Fellowships

Announcement: American Antiquarian Society Visiting Academic Fellowships, 2008-2009

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2008-2009 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate, for which senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Up to twenty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to three months. The short-term grants are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and fordoctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Special short-term fellowships support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, in the American eighteenth century, and in American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw upon the Society's preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and periodicals. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2008. For further details about the fellowships, as well as application materials, go to http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm

The AAS is a research library whose collections focus on American history, literature, and culture from the colonial era through 1876. AAS, which was the first historical organization in the United States whose mission was national in scope, aims to collect, preserve, and make available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials documenting the early American experience. Although the AAS is located in the northeast, its holdings span the full range of U.S. history, offering rich resources for historians of American religion. In particular, our collection of nineteenth-century denominational and religious newspapers and periodicals is one of the most extensive in the U.S. For detailed descriptions of the collections, please consult the guidebook, Under Its Generous Dome, available online at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/collections.htm

Paul J. Erickson, Director of Academic Programs, American Antiquarian Society


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