New-York Historical Society Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History

The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, holds a unique collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative objects, and works of art. New-York Historical’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library comprises more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, prints, and ephemera documenting the history of America from the perspective of New York. Fellows will be encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity offered by New-York Historical’s resources.

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers.

Hired for a two-year term, one postdoctoral fellow will work as a public historian and intellectual coordinator for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly interest in women’s history and some experience in public history. The fellow will participate in developing programming and be deputized to operate certain projects independently.

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment.

The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member with a stipend of $50,000 per year with full benefits. This fellowship will last from September 1, 2017 through August 30, 2019.

N-YHS welcomes international applicants for fellowships, provided they can successfully obtain a visa.

Application date
6 Jan 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2017 to 30 Aug 2019
Duration
2 years
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Discipline
Humanities History Social sciences Gender Studies
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
US$ 50.000/year
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