Entries Tagged as 'Fellows'

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Two Recently Identified Sketches by Edwin Austin Abbey

American painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey offered the following counsel to aspiring young artists: You should be sketching always… Draw the dishes on the table while you are waiting for breakfast. Draw the people in the station while you are waiting for your train… It is all part of your world. You are going […]

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships

Each year Houghton Library awards a number of short-term visiting fellowships in support of scholarly use of our collections. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Houghton Visiting Fellowship Recipients, 2013-14

Each year, Houghton awards visiting fellowships to support scholars whose research requires the use of Houghton collections. We are pleased to announce the awarding of 26 fellowships for the 2013-14 fiscal year:

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Apply now for a Houghton Library Fellowship

The deadline is January 18th to apply for a $3000 research fellowship in one of a number of areas: • Beatrice, Benjamin, and Richard Bader Fellowship in the Visual Arts of the Theatre • W. Jackson Bate/ Douglas W. Bryant, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship Successful applicants must either be an ASECS member […]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

You’ve Got Mail: “We cannot feel sufficient confidence in our ability to make a success of your book”

Walter Hines Page is probably best known for his work as ambassador to England just before and during World War I, where he was instrumental in encouraging his long-time friend Woodrow Wilson to join the war effort. But before Page was a diplomat, he was a journalist and publisher, serving as editor of the Forum, […]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Houghton Visiting Fellowship Recipients, 2012-13

Each year, Houghton awards visiting fellowships to support scholars whose research requires the use of Houghton collections. We are pleased to announce the awarding of 21 fellowships for the 2012-13 fiscal year:

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Houghton Library

[Thanks to William Stoneman, Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, for contributing this post.] We congratulate Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann on the publication of the third and final installment of her Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Houghton Library which has appeared in Manuscripta: A Journal of Manuscript Research 55.1 (2011), 1-108. Earlier installments appeared […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Houghton Visiting Fellowship Recipients, 2011-12

Each year, Houghton awards visiting fellowships to support scholars whose research requires the use of Houghton collections. We are pleased to announce the awarding of 26 fellowships for the 2011-12 fiscal year:

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Sertenas Group: Printers and Publishers, Paris, 1540-1570

[This post written by Christopher H. Walker, a member of the cataloging faculty at Penn State University Libraries, and a Katherine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellow, 2010] The fact that French publishers of the mid-16th century formed partnerships to share printing expenses and co-distribute books is well known; but the shifting membership of these project-based partnerships […]

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Etruschi

[This post was written by Craig Eliason, Katherine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellow, 2010] The history of printing types is full of confusing labels for the varied letterform designs that have emerged over the centuries. The complicated nomenclature devised for what are now most commonly called sans-serif types is a case in point. Sans-serif letters, as […]