Thursday, September 17, 2020

 Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical

Bibliography (SoFCB) invites applications for its 2021–23 cohort of
junior fellows. The deadline is Monday, 2 November 2020.

Continuing the work of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical
Bibliography (2012–17), this scholarly society works to advance the
study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through
capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship—and to enrich humanistic
inquiry and education by identifying, mentoring, and training
promising early-career scholars. Junior Fellows will be encouraged and
supported in integrating the methods of critical bibliography into
their teaching and research, fostering collegial conversations about
historical and emerging media across disciplines and institutions, and
sharing their knowledge with broader publics.

The fellowship includes tuition waivers for two Rare Book School
courses, as well as funding for Junior Fellows to participate in the
Society’s annual meeting and orientation. Additional funds are
available for fellows to organize symposia at their home institutions,
and fellows will have the option of attending a bibliographical field
school to visit libraries, archives, and collections in a major
metropolitan area. After completing two years in good standing as
Junior Fellows, program participants will have the option to become
Senior Fellows in the Society.

The Society is committed to supporting diversity and to advancing the
scholarship of outstanding persons of every race, gender, sexual
orientation, creed, and socioeconomic background, and to enhancing the
diversity of the professions and academic disciplines it represents,
including those of the professoriate, museums, libraries, archives,
public humanities, and digital humanities. We warmly encourage
prospective applicants from a wide range of disciplines, institutions,
and areas of expertise.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

For more information about diversity and the SoFCB, please visit the
SoFCB Diversity & Outreach Committee’s Welcome Letter:

Inquiries about the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program can be directed to
Sonia Hazard, SoFCB Selection Committee Chair, at<>, or Donna Sy, SoFCB
Administrative Director, at<>.

We would be most grateful if you would pass along this call for
applications to anyone you know who might be interested in applying,
or to those who might advise early-career scholars with an interest in
the study of material objects.

With many thanks, and apologies for cross-posting,

Donna A. C. Sy
Administrative Director, Andrew W. Mellon
  Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography<>
(434) 243-4296 direct line

Rare Book School
at the University of Virginia
(434) 924-8851 main office
(434) 924-8824 fax

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