News and Notes

August 13, 2015

Fellowship Selection Process

The Consortium has awarded 100 fellowships since 2007, including research, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships. In 2015-16, we’ll welcome 17 new fellows – the largest cohort yet – and we are preparing to receive applications for 2016-17. Fellowship applications go through a rigorous multi-step peer-review process drawing upon the expertise and insight of scholars, librarians, and archivists from around the world.

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July 30, 2015

Treating the Black Body: Race and Medicine in American Culture, 1800-1861

Chris Willoughby is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Tulane University. In 2014-2015 he was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. His report on his Consortium-funded research is here.

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July 21, 2015

Revolutions in the Atmosphere: Benjamin Rush’s Universal System of Medicine

Sarah Naramore is a Ph.D. student in the History and Philosophy of Science Program at the University of Notre Dame. Read more about her project as a 2014-2015 Consortium Research Fellow here

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June 30, 2015

Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1700-1861

Nicole Belolan is a Ph.D. candidate in History of American Civilization at the University of Delaware. Read about her research as a 2014-2015 Research Fellow of the Consortium below.

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June 25, 2015

U.S. Biological Nativism and Japanese Invasions: Constituting Race through Transnational Public Health and Agriculture, 1880-1950

Jeannie N. Shinozuka is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2014-2015, she was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read her report on her Consortium-funded research here.

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Western Engineer, first steamboat to ascend Missouri river, 1819
Image courtesy of the American Philosophical Society