New-York Historical Society, New York, NY


2011-2012 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society invites qualified applicants who are
within 3-5 years of having received the Ph.D. to apply for one of two
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships for research and writing in any
field relevant to the Society’s library and museum collections.
Awardees are expected to be in residence for the academic year
commencing on September 1, 2011, and carry an academic year stipend of
$60,000. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2011, with
decisions to be announced by March 15, 2011.

Applicants should send a cover letter, including date of PhD, current
institutional affiliation and rank, mailing and e-mail addresses,
telephone and fax numbers, and title of project; a two to three page
description of project, including resources to be used; a curriculum
vitae; and three letters of recommendation to Jean Ashton, Executive
Vice President and Library Director, 170 Central Park West, New York,
NY 10024. Postmark deadline is January 12, 2011; electronic
applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on that date.

Collection descriptions may be found on the New-York Historical Society

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New-York Historical Society & The New School Schwartz Postdoctoral
Fellows Program

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was
established in 2005 to foster a vibrant relation between the New-York
Historical Society and The New School’s Eugene Lang College.
Post-doctoral Fellows are invited to help build this connection through
research, teaching, and public history programming. In the course of a
one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows
are expected to develop a major research project with the resources of
the New-York Historical Society, to teach two undergraduate courses at
Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions’ commitments to
public history.

The successful candidate will be a recent Ph.D. (within past three
years of starting date), with a strong record of previous teaching (as
a TA or otherwise). Candidates must submit a 2-3 page proposal,
describing the theme of the major research project the fellow will
undertake, and stating specifically why the resources of the New-York
Historical Society are critical to the project. Candidates must also
submit a C.V., two letters of recommendation (which may be sent
directly), a short writing sample, and two detailed syllabi outlining
the undergraduate courses they envision teaching at the New School’s
Eugene Lang College. While all areas of American history will be
considered, the College has a particular interest in imaginative
approaches to the teaching of U.S. history, in topical courses which
address, for example, intellectual history, material culture as
history, America in the Age of Revolutions, slavery and its
consequences, patterns of leisure and consumption, urban history, and
history of communication.

The fellowship requires residency in New York for the academic year,
September 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. Fellows will receive $60,000 plus

Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2011. Candidates should
send two copies of their application, one to each of the following

Jean Ashton
Vice President and Library Director
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, New York 10024

Prof. Elaine Abelson
Eugene Lang College/History
80 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10011

For more information, please contact


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