With support from the Lapidus Initiative, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture has entered into an international partnership that provides opportunities for up to eight scholars each year to do research in the extraordinary trove of Georgian materials housed at the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle’s Round Tower.
The Georgian Papers Programme, a partnership of the Royal Collection Trust and King’s College London, is a five-year project that by 2020 will create an open online archive and library of approximately 350,000 digitized items, 85 percent of them unknown to scholars, from the Georgian monarchs. The extraordinarily rich and varied collections of this important period in British, American and Atlantic history include papers of the Royal Household and are concentrated in the period of George III’s reign. In addition to the digitization, the project will include workshops and conferences for academic interpretation as well as public outreach events.
The Omohundro Institute and the William & Mary are the primary U.S. partners of the Georgian Papers Programme.
The OI’s month-long Georgian Papers fellowships support research on transatlantic and early American topics. Fellows explore the collections for their own research while offering invaluable information for the team of archivists and librarians working on archival organization and cataloguing. Fellows also have the opportunity for collegial exchange with relevant departments and faculty at King’s College London. The fellowship offers a $2,500 stipend with up to $1,500 in additional support for travel.
The application deadlines for the 2017–2018 academic year are February 19, 2018; and May 7, 2018.
Fellowships are restricted to U.S. or U.K. citizens. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance before beginning work at Windsor Castle.
Questions about the fellowship may be addressed to OI Director Karin Wulf via Martha Howard at the Omohundro Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org).