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News Release — May 26, 2015

Harry Ransom Center Awards 70 Fellowships

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Attributed to Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, [Geisha having her photograph taken], not dated, color woodblock; Alfred Junge, scene conception for The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1956; Fred Fehl, still featuring Sara Yarborough from a production of Cry, 1974; Clement Smith & Co., Hercat's New and Startling Illusion, 1888; Julia Margaret Cameron, [May Prinsep], 1870, albumen print.

2015-2016 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded 70 research fellowships for 2015–2016.

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

The fellowship recipients, more than half of whom will be coming from abroad, will use Ransom Center materials to support such projects as "Global Hollywood and the New Iranian Cinema," "Photography and the Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Book," "Spanish Comedias Sueltas of Agustín Moreto," "The Bird's-Eye View and the Viewer, 1400–1700" and "Fashioning the French Camus."

The fellowships range from one to three months in duration and provide $3,000 of support per month. Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships are also awarded. The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and The University of Texas at Austin's Office of Graduate Studies, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and program in British Studies.

The Ransom Center will host six additional scholars in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) International Placement Scheme. This program, funded and administered by the U.K.-based AHRC, offers early-career researchers and AHRC-funded doctoral students from U.K. universities the opportunity to enhance their research with a fellowship at one of its seven participating host institutions.

Learn about research of past fellows.



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