The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2011

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2011

Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced
study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research
Fellowship Program for 2011-12. Winterthur offers an extensive program of
short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum
scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in
material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture,
garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the
Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social
and cultural history. Fellowships include 4-9 month NEH fellowships, 1-2
semester dissertation fellowships, and 1-2 month short-term fellowships.
Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than
87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable
online at
winterthur.org/research/library_resources.asp/library_resources.asp>. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries
include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, an
extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed books,
and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's
collections, which include 85,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in
America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also
supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio:
A Journal of American Material Culture.
Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds,
and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby
Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area
museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2011. For more details
and to apply visit winterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at
rkrill@winterthur.org.

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