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The Americas 59.1 (2002) 107-109

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Inter-American Notes

Awards, Fellowships, & Prizes

John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships

The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately twenty-five short- and long-term Research Fellowships for the year June 1, 2003-July 31, 2004. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $1,400 per month. These fellowships are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application and be at the dissertation-writing stage. Long-term fellowships, primarily funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are typically for five to nine months and carry a stipend of $3,500 per month. Recipients of long-term fellowships may not be engaged in graduate work and ordinarily must be U. S. citizens or have resided in the U. S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

It should be noted that the Library's holdings are concentrated on the history of the Western Hemisphere during the colonial period (ca. 1492 to ca. 1825), emphasizing the European discovery, exploration, settlement, and development of the Americas, the indigenous response to the European conquest, the African contribution to the development of the hemisphere, and all aspects of European relations with the New World, including the impact of the New World on the Old. Research proposed by fellowship applicants must be suited to the holdings of the Library. All fellows are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the Library for the entire term of the fellowship.

Several short-term fellowships have thematic restrictions: the Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellowship in the history of cartography; Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellowships for research in the comparative history of the colonial Americas; the Alexander 0. Vietor Memorial Fellowship in early maritime history; the Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellowship in the history of women and the family [End Page 107] in the Americas; the William Reese Company Fellowship in bibliography and the history of printing; and the Touro National Heritage Trust Fellowship for research on some aspect of the Jewish experience in the New World before 1825. Maria Elena Cassiet Fellowships are restricted to scholars who are permanent residents of countries in Spanish America.

The application deadline for fellowships for 2003-2004 is January 15, 2003. For application forms or more information, write to: Director, John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912. Tel.: 401-863-2725. Fax: 401-8633477. E-Mail: Web Site:

The Editors

New Publications


Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl continues its tradition of publishing the finest research dealing with the Nahua. Recently two new volumes have appeared, vol. 31 for 2000 and vol. 32 for 2001. Each has articles of great interest to scholars of the Aztecs and of early colonial Mexico. Included in volume 31 are articles by Cecelia F. Klein, Michel Graulich, Miguel León-Portilla, Asención Hernández de León-Portilla, and Barry Sell, among others. The volume continues to include pieces about Pre-Columbian culture, the colonial period, and some contributions to the study of modern Nahuatl. As usual there are book reviews, and Asención Hernández de León-Portilla's on-going bibliography of recent publications on Nahuatl. Similarly volume 32 contains essays by Ross Hassig, Patrick Johansson K., Georges Baudot, Francisco Morales, John Sullivan, and many others. There are also bibliographical entries by Asención Hernández de León-Portilla. The journal is published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and can be referenced from their web site: publicaciones/publ.html


Seventeenth-Century Wills

The Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social has published the third volume of Vidas y bienes olvidadas. This is a collection of seventeenth-century...


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