Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fellowships at the Newberry Library

Advanced PhD students and recent recipients of the PhD in institutions that belong to the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium are eligible to apply for two Visiting Fellowships and 16-20 funded places on a residential workshop. Candidates researching in any aspect of Latin studies in the Early Modern period are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Visiting Fellowships and workshop form part of the second year of a three-year collaboration between the Renaissance Studies centres of the Newberry Library and the University of Warwick. The collaboration is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Activities in 2006-2007 focus on the topic 'European and New World Forms of Knowledge in Colonial Spanish America c. 1520-1800'. Reading knowledge of Spanish is not a prerequisite.

Two Visiting Fellowships associated with this programme will be offered for the period 29 May-23 July. The Visiting Fellowships will meet the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses at the Newberry Library. At the end of their tenure, the Visiting Fellows will participate (together with 16-20 other early career scholars) in a 2-week funded residential workshop at the Newberry (23 July-3 August 2007). Like the Visiting Fellows, PhD students and recent recipients of the PhD selected to participate in the residential workshop will receive stipends that meet their travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs for the duration of the workshop. Applicants can apply either for the residential workshop alone, or for both the residential workshop and the Visiting Fellowship programme. Applications and further details of the programme can be found at

The particular importance of Latin to the programme will be clear from the attached flyer: as well as vital historical sources, much of the literature and poetry of colonial Spanish America was written in Latin, and knowledge of the European classical tradition is important for a full understanding of the cultural history and heritage of the colonial period.

Given that both Neo-Latin literature and the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity are becoming increasingly prominent, the Fellowships are designed to encourage younger scholars to diversify their interests at a crucial stage in their career. Interest in the Classical Tradition in Latin America is developing rapidly and needs the expertise of professional classicists and Latinists.

For further information, should it be required, please contact Andrew Laird in the Department of Classics at Warwick University or Dr Catherine Armstrong at Centre for Renaissance Studies at the University of Warwick:


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