Call for Applications: GHI Fellowships at the Horner Library [DHI Washington]

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Together with the German Society of Pennsylvania, the German Historical Institute will sponsor two to four fellowships of up to four weeks for research at the Joseph Horner

42/365 Der Bücherschrank (Foto: Maarten Takens under CC BY-SA 2.0)

42/365 Der Bücherschrank (Foto: Maarten Takens under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Memorial Library in Philadelphia between June 1 and July 15, 2017.

The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The „GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library“ will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. Opportunities to research at other special collections in Philadelphia may be available.

The Joseph Horner Memorial Library houses 70,000 volumes and is the largest German American collection outside of a university. The collection offers rich materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries to historians of German American immigration culture, especially in Pennsylvania, as well as historians of German fictional and non-fictional literature, including travel and popular literature. See the reference guide on the GHI web site and the catalog at the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Applications (in English or German) should be made electronically to the GHI (c/o Bryan Hart). They should include a project description of no more than 2,000 words, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees, and one letter of reference. Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, concentrated around the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with distinctive and independent focal points. Through its globally operating institutes, the Foundation is able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and the host countries or regions of its establishments. By promoting scientific dialogue and merging academic as well as non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the Internationalization of research in its three fields of dedication.

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