New-York Historical Society Short Term Fellowships

New-York Historical Society Short Term Fellowships

The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society is home to over 350,000 books; nearly 20,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives; and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers documenting the history of the United States from a distinctly New York perspective. The Library’s collections are particularly rich in material pertaining to the American Revolution and the early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Significant holdings relate to Robert Livingston and the Livingston family, Rufus King, Horatio Gates, Albert Gallatin, Cadwallader Colden, Robert Fulton, Richard Varick, and many other notable individuals. Also well documented within the Library’s collections are major social movements in American history, especially abolitionism, temperance, and social welfare. The Library’s visual archives include some of the earliest photographs of New York; a significant collection of Civil War images; and the archives of major architectural firms of the later 19th century. Among the more than 1.6 million works that comprise the Museum’s art collections are all 435 preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon’s Birds of America; a preeminent collection of Hudson River School landscapes; and an exceptional collection of decorative and fine arts spanning four centuries.

The New-York Historical Society provides a rich environment for research and learning. Fellows are encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full scope of the library and museum’s resources and to share their research during their tenure through informal talks and blog posts. Educational outreach and public programs further support New-York Historical’s intellectual mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural, and social history of New York and the nation, as well as the making and the meaning of history.

2022-23 Short Term Fellowships 
Several short-term fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of $2,000. The fellowship period will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023. 

Description

Several short-term fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of $2,000. The fellowship period will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023.

Qualifications

Strong interest in New York State and City History. 

Application Instructions

Application requirements include: 

  • Two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample of no more than 3000 words or ten pages
  • Two letters of recommendation
Institution
Application date
Duration
2 to 4 weeks
Discipline
Humanities : Architecture and urbanism, Arts and Art history, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences : Demography, Law, Economy, Geography, Management and Public administration, Gender studies, Identities, gender and sexuality, International Relations, Political science, Information and Communication Sciences, Sociology