Short-Term Fellowships in the History of Cartography

Detail of Rose Compass
Detail of Rose Compass, from Map of the Black Sea. Ayer MS 21.

Through the generous support of Arthur and Janice Holzheimer, the center offers short-term fellowships that support scholarly research in residence at the Newberry utilizing cartographic materials in the library’s collection. 

See Short-Term Fellowships to learn more about applying for a fellowship in the history of cartography.

Recent fellows include:

Pamela Merrill Brekka
PhD candidate, Art History, University of Florida
“The Antwerp Polyglot Bible: Montano’s ‘New World Indian-Jew’ Map as a Reflection of Sixteenth-Century Cultural Crosscurrents”

Spencer Snow
PhD candidate, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Reading the Map: The Nationalization of Geographic Space, Reading Publics, and the Shaping of Nineteenth-Century American Identity, 1803-1898”

Junia Furtado
Professor of History, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brazil
“The Oracles of Enlightenment Geography in the Luso-Brazilian World: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville , Ambassador Luis de Cunha and the Cartography of South America”

Ruth Watson
Fine Arts, University of Auckland
“A Heart-Shaped World: Cordiform Maps of the Sixteenth Century”

Laura Keenan Spero
PhD candidate, History, University of Pennsylvania
“The Shawnees in the Colonial Atlantic World”

Molly Robey
PhD candidate, English, Rice University
“Sacred Geographies: Religion, Race, and the Holy Land in American Literature, 1819-1920”

Ted Mitchell
PhD candidate, History, Michigan State University
“Connecting a Nation, Dividing a City: How Railway Development Shaped Urban Space and Affected People in Nineteenth-Century Chicago”

Andrew Sturtevant
PhD candidate, History, College of William and Mary
“Ontonio’s Children: French Detroit’s Native Population, 1701-1763”

Martine Sauret
Visiting Professor, French, Macalester College
“Early Maps of French Normand Explorers”

Toni Veneri
PhD candidate, Italian Studies, Università degli Studi Trieste
“Spatializing Travel Writing: Cartographic Utopias for the Venetian Empire”

Lea Juric
PhD candidate, English, New York University
“Where People Kill with Their Looks: Illyria in Renaissance England and in Modern Criticism”