US doctoral fellowship (fwd)

Hugh W. Jarvis (hjarvis@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 10:47:47 -0400

Forwarded from artifact list (ARTIFACT@UMDD.UMD.EDU).


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Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 16:14:04 -0400
From: Gretchen Buggeln <gtbug@UDEL.EDU>
Subject: new dissertation fellowship

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library invites applications for the new
Lois F. McNeil Dissertation Research Fellowship for doctoral candidates
engaged in research on American material culture. This fellowship is open
to students in departments of history, art history, American studies,
African-American history, anthropology, folklore, historic preservation,
and related fields. Applicants must have completed coursework, passed
qualifying exams, fulfilled language requirements, and have an approved

Winterthur's collections of half a million imprints, manuscripts, visual
materials, and printed ephemera will support research in the seventeenth
through the twentieth century. The museum collections include
89,000 domestic artifacts and art objects made or used in America prior to
1840. Research topics might include: history of decorative arts or
architecture, history of the family, domestic life, tourism, childhood,
Shakers, pre-industrial crafts, and popular memory. Potential applicants
are encourage to contact our library to find out more about our holdings.

We will award one nine-month ($11,500) or two-semester length fellowships
($5500 each) depending on the needs of the applicants. Travel funds are
also available. The recipient must agree to be in residence at
Winterthur, to devote full time to the fellowship and not to hold
concurrent fellowships, teaching or research positions.

Winterthur houses a lively scholarly community of staff, graduate
students, and visiting researchers and has strong ties to the University
of Delaware. The McNeil dissertation fellow(s) will be expected to
participate in academic activities at Winterthur and to make a
contribution to the community in the form of participation in seminars and
attendance at lectures and colloquia. Housing is available on the

For application packet, please write: Gretchen Buggeln, Office of
Advanced Studies, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735, email:

Application deadline is February 1, 1997.