The Newberry has announced that over 50 scholars will spend all or part of the 2016-17 academic year as Newberry Fellows, conducting research in the library’s world-famous collection while pursuing a variety of projects in the humanities. During their fellowships with the Newberry, these scholars will be supported by funding from the Newberry as well as from outside organizations.
“Newberry Fellows dive deep into our collection to produce new knowledge and wrestle with fundamental questions of human existence,” said Brad Hunt, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. “We are excited to welcome these scholars into the Newberry community, and to support them in their humanities research as they engage with the wealth of materials available here.”
Newberry fellowships are awarded by the Newberry Library Academic Council after careful examination of hundreds of applications, making the program one of the most competitive in the country.
The new class of Newberry Fellows includes scholars researching the religious history of Mexico, race in the early American republic, printmaking in Louis XIV’s France, fear of insects in the Enlightenment, and eighteenth-century trading networks among Indigenous women in the Great Lakes region.