TIME SENSITIVE: Nov 6-7: Information on California Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship

Please see below for an opportunity to learn about the California Rare Book School’s Mellon Fellowship program – taking place today and tomorrow!

Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia will be holding an information session today and tomorrow in the L.A. area for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30pm (RSVP to rbs-mellon@virginia.edu appreciated, but drop-ins welcome)
Location: Espresso Profeta, 1129 Glendon Ave (Westwood Village), Los Angeles

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00pm (RSVP to rbs-mellon@virginia.edu appreciated, but drop-ins welcome)
Location: Royce 306, UCLA

The aim of the RBS-Mellon Fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies in the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts. The program is designed to offer a variety of opportunities, while remaining flexible in terms of its time commitments, so that fellowship activities can be pursued concomitantly with university or college teaching and scholarly research.  Although the competition for fellowships is likely to be considerable, we encourage all interested parties to consider tendering an application if they meet the eligibility criteria; re-applications are welcome, and do receive full consideration.

Over the course of three years, fellows travel for short periods to receive intensive, hands-on training at RBS in the analysis of textual artifacts, and to participate in seminars that guide them toward theorizing their archivally based scholarship.  In addition, fellows have the opportunity to work closely with each other, and with experts and mentors in fields such as book history, manuscript studies, the digital humanities, and rare book librarianship via collaborative research and symposia. The fellowship program includes generous stipends for fellows, and support for research-related travel.

This will be the third and final Mellon-funded cohort of fellows for this program, so we ask for your assistance in reaching out to any doctoral candidates, postdocs, or assistant professors in your department who may be interested in applying, as this fellowship opportunity will not be available next year or subsequent years. The deadline for application is 1 DECEMBER 2014.  For more information about the RBS-Mellon Fellowship, including information sessions that will be held in Berkeley, Cambridge, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, and Stanford during the period
3-14 November 2014, please visit:

Many thanks for your attention.

Best regards,

Donna A. C. Sy
Mellon Fellowship Program Director
Rare Book School
at the University of Virginia

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