More Than 65 Research Fellowships Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

May 17, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 65 research fellowships for 2011–12.

Fellow John Pipkin works with the John Herschel papers in the Reading Room at the Ransom Center. Photo by Anthony Maddaloni.

The fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial use of the Ransom Center's collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art and performing arts materials.

The scholars, almost half of whom will be coming from abroad, will use Ransom Center materials to support projects with such titles as "Cold War Publishing and the Book in the Developing World, 1950–1968," "Albert Camus and His Publishers," "Raging Bull: Prizefighter and the Boxing Film," "Postmodern Warfare, in Images: The Aesthetics of War Photography in the Late 1970s and 1980s" and "Langston Hughes, Cosmopolitanism, and Black Atlantic Literature."

"Support of scholarly research is one of the primary goals of the Ransom Center," said Director Thomas F. Staley. "With what has become one of the largest fellowship programs of its kind, we encourage scholars from around the world to make new discoveries about the writers and artists who have shaped our culture."

The fellowships range from one to three months in duration, offering $3,000 per month. Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships are also awarded.

Fellows, with the exception of those selected for dissertation fellowships, are post-doctorates or independent scholars with a substantial publication record.

The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hobby Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies. A list of donors is available.

A list of fellowship recipients, their affiliation and their research topics can be found online.

Watch videos of former fellows describing and sharing their research at the Ransom Center.

For more information, contact: Jennifer Tisdale, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512 471 8949;  Alicia Dietrich, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512-232-3667.