CFP: [General] David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography, 2008-2009

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Matthew H. Edney
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This annual fellowship supports a two-month residency at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, to research and write on a subject related to the
history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2008-2009 academic year
will focus on a period relevant to any of the last three volumes (Four
through Six) of The History of Cartography series, which cover the modern
era from ca. 1650 to 2000; preference will be given to work that
compliments one of the three volumes.

The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet
Holzheimer, in honor of David Woodward, a founding editor of The History
of Cartography.

The two-month residence, taken at any time between July 2008 and June
2009, will be at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, which will
provide office space and will provide other facilities and support given
to scholars at the Institute. Participation in the scholarly community of
the Institute is strongly encouraged. The stipend is $3,500 per month for
two months. The selection of the fellow will be made on the
recommendation of the editors of Volumes Four and Six and of the
Executive Committee of the Institute for Research in the Humanities.

The Institute for Research in the Humanities, founded in 1959 as the
first institute in North America devoted solely to the support and
encouragement of humanistic scholarship, is located in the heart of the
campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Institute supports
research in the traditional humanistic areas of literature, history, and
philosophy; it also promotes interdisciplinary scholarship, while
cultivating methodological diversity and breadth. For more information,

The University of Wisconsin Libraries are particularly well suited to
humanistic and cartographic scholarship. Memorial Library (with three
million volumes) is the principal research facility on campus for the
humanities and social sciences and has an excellent collection of
historical monographs and reference books. It also houses an extensive
periodical collection. The Department of Special Collections contains the
Chester H. Thordarson Collection in the history of science and is strong
in the history of books and printing. The Geography Library contains the
University of Wisconsin-Madison's primary collection of geography and
cartography. This library is in Science Hall, the location of the
Geography Department and the Robinson Map Library. For more information,
consult The History of
Cartography Project, also housed in Science Hall, maintains an archive of
articles and illustrations used in previous volumes, and its staff is
available for consultation.

Applicants for the David Woodward Memorial Fellowship, who should hold a
Ph.D. or equivalent, should submit an application form and a proposal not
exceeding four double spaced pages explaining what they intend to study
during the two-month residence and what the end product is likely to be.
A simple application form and further information about the Fellowship
and Institute is available on request from:

Loretta Freiling
Institute for Research in the Humanities
Bradley Memorial, 1225 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-262-3855
Fax: 608-265-4173

The deadline for completed applications for the 2008-2009 Fellowship is
14 March 2008. Applications will be reviewed late winter/spring 2008.

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