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Archival Fellowship Program

 Thanks to the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, in early 2018 the ITPS launched the Gardiner Archival Fellowship program. The program focuses on a four-step curatorial program for the TPNHA collection: inventory and cataloguing; a research database; and the digitization of the collection.  Additional information will be shared here as the work progresses, and you can check out some of the highlights so far either in-person at the Ryan Library, or on our twitter page. You can explore items already cataloged and searchable in OCLC. For more on the research database, please see the DH TAB. 

The archival fellowship program includes year-long dissertation and post-doctoral appointments. When the application cycle opens, information is made available both on this site and through the Iona HR department. See our Former Fellows page for information about our previous fellows.

Fellowship Collaboration with the University of Virginia Press

Beginning in the fall of 2020, the ITPS is partnering with University of Virginia Press on a two-year post-doctoral fellowship. In this collaboration, the post-doctoral fellow will oversee the development of the TPNHA research database – which you can learn more about in the digital humanities section – and publish a book in a new public-history oriented ITPS series at UVAP with history and social sciences editor Dr. Nadine Zimmerli. To learn more about Dr. Alexi Garrett, our inaugural fellow, go to the Staff & Affiliates Page.