2015-16 Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellows

Bahari Visiting Fellows in the Persian Arts of the Book

NASRIN ASKARI, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada. Elite Folktales: An Exquisite 16th-Century Illustrated Kitāb-i Dāstān in the Ouseley Collection of the Bodleian Libraries. Working with: MS. Ouseley Add. 1. [Academic year 2015-16]

ADEELA QURESHI, Independent Researcher, UK, The Hunt as Metaphor in Mughal Painting (c.1556-1707), Mughal manuscripts, albums and paintings. Working with: MSS. Elliot, MSS. Pers., MSS. Douce, MSS. Ouseley. [Academic year 2015-16] 

The Royal Bank of Canada Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellows

ANDREW DUNNING, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada. Defining a Corrector as Author in English Manuscripts of the Early 13th Century. Working with: Medieval manuscripts of Alexander Neckam, Abbot of the Augustinian abbey of Cirencester, and Samuel Presbiter, a student of William de Montibus at Lincoln. RBC-Bodleian Lecture on Books for Mind and Community in 12th-century Oxford and Cirencester [Hilary Term 2016]

REBECCA KINGSTON, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Plutarch’s Prism. Working with: early books from the collections P.S. Allen, Holkham, Brian Lawn, John Locke, Bartholomew pamphlets, Radcliffe, Rawlinson, Shackleton. RBC-Bodleian Lecture on Eloquence Vault Mieulx que Force [Trinity Term 2016] 

Sassoon Visiting Fellows

ANGELO PIACENTINI, Research Fellow, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy. Boccaccio’s Latin Poems: Buccolicum Carmen, Versus ad Affricam and Carmina. Working with: Manuscript collections MSS. Bodley, MSS. Canonici.  [Michaelmas Term 2015]

DEIRDRE MCMAHON, Lecturer, University of Limerick, Ireland. British Perspectives on the 1916 Rising. Working with: Papers of H.H. Asquith, Augustine Birrell and Sir Matthew Nathan. [Hilary Term 2016]

ROSA COMES MAYMO, Lecturer, University of Barcelona. First Critical Edition, Translation into English and Commentary of De Scientia Stellarum, Plato Tiburtinus’ Latin Translation of al-Battānī ’s Kitab al-Zīj al Sābi’, Commentary on Ptolemy's Almagest. Working with: MSS. Canonici, MSS. Digby. [Trinity Term 2016]

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellows 

INÊS QUEIROZ, Researcher and PhD candidate, Institute for Contemporary History, NOVA University, Portugal. Marconi’s “Latin” Projects: Wireless Communications over The South Atlantic. Working with: Marconi Archive. [Hilary Term 2016] Lecture podcast: 'Marconi's early 'Latin' projects over the South-Atlantic'

NOAH ARCENEAUX, Associate Professor of Media Studies, San Diego State University School of Journalism and Media Studies, USA. Wireless Telegraphy - Commercial Uses Prior to 1920. Working with: Marconi Archive.  [deferred to 2016-17]

GIOVANNI PAOLONI, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Between Two Worlds: Marconi in Italy and in Britain, From World War I to Radio and Television. Working with: Marconi Archive.  [Trinity Term 2016] Lecture podcast: 'Research business and the shortwave beam: Marconi and the uses of wireless in postwar years'

Humfrey Wanley Fellows

GILLIAN PARTINGTON, Associate Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London. The Book Between Artwork and Literature: Tom Phillips’s A Humument. Working with: Tom Phillips Papers. [Trinity Term 2016]

KATHRYN RUDY, Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Targeted Wear: Why Medieval Readers Rubbed and Kissed their Manuscripts. Working with: Medieval manuscripts collections. [Hilary Term 2016]

DAVID SHANKLAND, Director, Royal Anthropological Institute. Marett, Myres and the Internationalisation of Anthropology: 1910-1955. Working with: MSS. Myres. [Academic year 2015-16]

David Walker Memorial Fellows in Early Modern History

VICTORIA PICKERING, PhD candidate, QMUL, Natural History Museum, London.  Botanical Networks and Collecting Practices in Early Modern Britain: The Correspondence of Richard Richardson (1663-1741). Working with:  MSS. Radcliffe Trust. [Hilary Term 2016]

VANESSA HARDING, Professor of London History, Birkbeck, University of London. Richard Smyth and Early Modern London. Working with: MSS Rawlinson, Gough Adds. Rare books. [Hilary Term 2016]

Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellows in Music

CLAIRE HOLDEN, AHRC Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, University of Oxford. Chamber Music and Musicians in Oxford 1800-1860.  Working with: Alan Tyson Collection, John Johnson Collection, John Ella Collection.  [Michaelmas Term 2015]

JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT,  Professor of Music, University of York.  Online Catalogue of the Music School Collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.  Working with: Music School manuscript collection. [Hilary/Trinity Term 2016]

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Research Grant Fellows 2015

MICHELLE MOSELEY-CHRISTIAN, Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Anthropoids and Questions of “Human Uniqueness” in Early Modern European Image and Text. [Summer 2015]

EARLE HAVENS, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Sheridan Libraries, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. Reconstructing an Underground English Catholic Manuscript Coterie, c. 1580-1630. [Michaelmas 2015] 

BSECS-Bodleian Fellow 2016

JOANNA WHARTON, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York. The Material Culture of Scientific Educationalism: The Edgeworth Papers, 1778-98. [Hilary Term]

Dunscombe Colt Research Fellow 2016

CAROLINE STANFORD, Historian and Head of Engagement, The Landmark Trust, London. Before Coade: The Origins of Artificial Stone in the Long Eighteenth Century. [Hilary Term] 

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