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News Release — May 17, 2011

More Than 65 Research Fellowships
Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

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Eilhard Lubin, Labyrinthus, vel Imago Vitae Humanae in quo Errores miseriae et calamitates humani generis graphice...exponuntur, ca. 1600, popular imagery collection; Barnum and Bailey circus poster, circus collection; Helmut Gernsheim, Spiral Staircase at St. Paul's Cathedral: Looking Down, 1943, Gernsheim collection; publicity poster for Her Gilded Cage, 1922, Gloria Swanson collection; Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk, La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France, 1913.

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.

The fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial use of the 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 at www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships11.



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