Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Research Opportunities for New Netherland History

Thanks to Robert Richards and Legal Informatics Blog for a pointer to the following announcement of the New Netherlands Institute:

The generous support of the Doris Quinn Foundation enables the New Netherland Institute to join with academic institutions, the New York State Library, and the New York State Archives in offering visiting professorships, fellowships, and research residencies. Since the grant's inception in early 2005, the first visiting professor completed his residence, as did the second fellow. The Visiting Professorship consists of two semesters of teaching at two academic institutions. Visiting professors are invited by the New Netherland Institute in agreement with both participating institutions. The visiting professorship carries a stipend of $15,000 per semester, which is matched by the host institution. Courses are determined in consultation between the visiting professor and the appropriate department of the host institution.

The Fellowship consists of a nine-month dissertation program to facilitate research on New Netherland and the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World, part of which is spent working in the rich collections of the New Netherland Institute, the New York State Library, and the New York State Archives at Albany, and one semester in residence at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship carries a stipend of $18,000. Doctoral candidates in any discipline who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible, and any project dealing with the Dutch experience in North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered.