Dr. Patricia Akhimie Named Folger Institute Director

Dr. Patricia Akhimie, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentorship Network and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark, has been named Director of the Folger Institute following a national search. She will lead the Folger’s scholarly programs and fellowships, supporting new and established forms of scholarship in the early modern humanities and making new connections with working scholars and the public. She succeeds Dr. Kathleen Lynch. “Over almost two decades, as a student, scholar, and teacher, I have found in the Folger a scholarly second home. I’ve experienced this place as both welcoming and, in the best ways, challenging. I know…
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CFP: Understanding diversity in the 15th and 16th centuries

This may be of interest to the members. 20-21 April 2023 Edinburgh What did ‘diversity’ mean five or six hundred years ago? How did 15th and 16th century societies across the world deal with difference? What were the attitudes and beliefs that determined inclusion or non-inclusion? What were the factors that offered or withheld choices to groups and individuals? How did diversity coexist with established power bases or exist within hierarchies? Scholars in a wide range of fields are engaged in the study of historical diversity. It is hoped that this conference will bring together specialists from a correspondingly wide…
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Women in Art and Music: An Early Modern Global Conference (NGA/Juilliard)

CALL FOR PAPERS Women in Art and Music: An Early Modern Global Conference Wednesday, October 18, 2023 The Juilliard School, New York, NY Friday, October 20, 2023 Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The Juilliard School, New York, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, are excited to announce a co-hosted global interdisciplinary symposium on women in art and music in the early modern period (ca. 1500–ca. 1800). Our goal is to think broadly about women as creators, as part of the cultural…
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NEH Institute on Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Call for Participation

Brown University Library’s Digital Publications Initiative invites applications for participation in an NEH Institute on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps. The three-week hybrid Institute will take place virtually July 11-24 and in person at Brown University July 25-29, 2022. Participant travel, lodging, and per diem expenses will be covered for the in-person component.* Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps supports scholars who wish to pursue interpretive projects that require digital expression and are intended for publication by a scholarly press, but who lack resources and capacity at their home institutions. Projects must be…
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FOLGER INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL AND VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

FOLGER INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL AND VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024 https://www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships/apply Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. Short-term Residential Fellowships Please note, for the 2023-24 fellowship year, short-term residential fellowships may only be taken between January 2024 and June 2024. Short-term residential fellowships support scholars and artists whose work would…
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IV Art, Power and Gender Conference Women and Portraiture in the Renaissance. Uses, Functions and Ways of Displaying

Dates: 29-30 April 2021 Event type: Online Organizers: Department of Art History, University of Murcia, Spain Director: Noelia García Pérez Coordinators: Melania Soler Moratón and Emma Luisa Cahill Marrón Website: https://www.um.es/en/web/jornadas-artepoderygenero/ Registration dates: 1 January 2021 to 22 April 2021 Registration link: https://casiopea.um.es/cursospe//artepoderiv.f Deadline for papers: 31 March 2021 Paper submission email: artepoderygenero@um.es Many uses and functions have been attributed to Renaissance portraiture -sentimental, documental, devotional or legitimatizing- becoming a quintessential genre in this period. These functions were condensed in portrait galleries that, alongside Wunderkammers and studiolos, where the new storage and exhibition spaces developed in this period. The IV…
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Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (UK) Bursary

Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 is offering a bursary of £750 to an early career researcher*, independent scholar or PhD student who is a member of the WSG. The bursary is intended to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837 for new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline projects. The deadline for bursary applications is 30 November 2022, and the successful applicant will be announced in January 2020. For further information, and to apply, please download the application form from the WSG website. Applications are considered by the WSG committee. The money will normally be paid on…
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FOLGER INSTITUTE LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

FOLGER INSTITUTE LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024 www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships/long-term Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. The Folger Institute will offer five, semi-residential long-term fellowships at $70,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year (approximately $7,777 per month, for a standard period of 9 months). These fellowships are designed to support full-time scholarly work…
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Book Announcement: Margaret Cavendish: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Title: Margaret Cavendish: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Volume Editors: Lisa Walters and Brandie Siegfried Publisher: Cambridge University Press Margaret Cavendish's prolific and wide-ranging contributions to seventeenth-century intellectual culture are impossible to contain within the discrete confines of modern academic disciplines. Paying attention to the innovative uses of genre through which she enhanced and complicated her writings both within literature and beyond, this collection addresses her oeuvre and offers the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource on Cavendish's works to date. The astonishing breadth of her varied intellectual achievements is reflected through elegantly arranged sections on History of Science, Philosophy, Literature, Politics and…
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Arline Custer Memorial Award call for submissions

Arline Custer Memorial Award DEADLINE: July 31, 2022 The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee. This award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Eligibility The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Works under consideration include, but are not limited to: monographs, popular narratives, reference…
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