Arlington, VA, April 11, 2019—Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, administered by CLIR.
The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill and creativity in using primary source materials in libraries, archives, museums, and related repositories; and provide suggestions to CLIR about how such source materials can be made more accessible and useful.
The fellowships carry stipends of up to $25,000 each to support dissertation research for periods ranging from nine to twelve months.
University of Chicago
Encountering Antiquity in Renaissance Rome: the Social and Economic Origins of the Classicizing Style, 1400-1550
“The Science of Our Fathers”: Ifá Divination, Textuality, and Epistemic Change in Southwestern Nigeria, 1870-1950
Hearing the Victorian Séance and its Reverberations in 20th-Century Media
Documenting Community: The Syriac Christians of the Ottoman Empire
Marlena Cravens (CLIR/Library of Congress Fellow)
The University of Texas at Austin
“Among Aliens Abroad”: Unruly Translation and the Making of a Transatlantic Spanish, 1492-1650
Science and Security: Constructing the Modern Chinese Citizen, 1900-1966
Spirits of the Sea: The Shipboard Faith of Sailors in the 19th-Century Atlantic World
Michigan State University
North Carolina, Raise Up: Examining the Experiences, Historical Narratives and Commemoration of Student Activism at North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1950-1980
University of California Berkeley
Revolutionary Experiments: Soviet-Cuban Exchange, 1959-1994
The University of Chicago
Barbarians on the Shore: Negotiating Global Trade and Everyday Life on the South China Coast, 1770–1853
University of California, Berkeley
Diagnosing the South: Pellagra, Public Health, and the Political Economy of the Cotton South
University of Pennsylvania
The Social Life of Chinese Poetry: Aesthetic Judgment and the Politics of Perception, 1050-1279
University of Michigan
Pursuing Justice and Liberties: The High Court and Uganda’s Legal History, ca. 1900-1989
University of Chicago
From Mouth to Hand: Mopa mopa images and the processes that configured the imaginary of the colonial Northern Andes
Paloma Rodrigo Gonzales
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Elusive Evidence, Enduring Fluidity: The “Mongolian Spot” and the Corporeality of Race in the Andes
Johns Hopkins University
Gender, Medicine, and Law in early modern Portuguese India
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