The James P. Danky Fellowship for 2012.
In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship,
the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction
with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual
short-term research fellowship.
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning
a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin
Historical Society (please see details of the collections at
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org). Grant money may be used for travel to
the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living
expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the
semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part
of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and
Digital Culture (http://www.slis.wisc.edu/chpchome.htm).
Preference will be given to:
• proposals undertaking research in print culture history
• researchers from outside Madison
• research likely to lead to publication
Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the
Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the relevancy of WHS
collections to their projects. Historical Society and Center for Print
Culture staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you
may not otherwise be aware.
There is no application form. Applicants must submit:
1) A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail,
current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of
2) A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project
and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to
previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of
the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area
are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.
3) Curriculum vitae.
4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include
their thesis advisor.
Applications are due by May 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 31st.
Please email applications and reference letters to:
Coordinator, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
School of Library and Information Studies
4251 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706-1403
Phone: (608) 263-4452
Fax: (608) 263-4849