In September 2012, the University of Virginia Rare Book School (RBS) was awarded a substantial grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts. Over the course of three years, fellows will receive intensive, hands-on training in the analysis of textual artifacts, and will participate in seminars that guide them toward theorizing their archivally based scholarship. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to work with experts and mentors in fields such as book history, manuscript studies, and the digital humanities via collaborative research and symposia. The deadline for application to the program is 1 December 2012.
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