2015–16 Awarded Visiting Fellowships

Bahari Fellows in the Persian Arts of the Book

Nasrin Askari, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
Topic:  Elite Folktales: An Exquisite 16th-Century Illustrated Kitāb-i Dāstān in the Ouseley Collection of the Bodleian Libraries

Adeela Qureshi, Independent Researcher
Topic: The Hunt as Metaphor in Mughal Painting (c.1556-1707), Mughal manuscripts, albums and paintings

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. Podcast of RBC-Bodleian Lecture on Books for Mind and Community in 12th-century Oxford and Cirencester

Rebecca Kingston, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Plutarch’s Prism. 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
Topic:  Boccaccio’s Latin Poems: Buccolicum Carmen, Versus ad Affricam and Carmina.

Deirdre Mcmahon, Lecturer, University of Limerick, Ireland
Topic:  British Perspectives on the 1916 Rising.

Rosa Comes Maymo, Lecturer, University of Barcelona
Topic:  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

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellows

Inês Queiroz, Researcher and PhD candidate, Institute for Contemporary History, NOVA University, Portugal
Topic: Marconi’s “Latin” Projects: Wireless Communications over The South Atlantic. 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
Topic:  Wireless Telegraphy - Commercial Uses Prior to 1920.

Giovanni Paoloni, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Topic: Between Two Worlds: Marconi in Italy and in Britain, From World War I to Radio and Television. 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
Topic: The Book Between Artwork and Literature: Tom Phillips’s A Humument.

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

David Shankland, Director, Royal Anthropological Institute
Topic:  Marett, Myres and the Internationalisation of Anthropology: 1910-1955

David Walker Memorial Fellows in Early Modern History

Victoria Pickering, PhD candidate, QMUL, Natural History Museum, London
Topic: Botanical Networks and Collecting Practices in Early Modern Britain: The Correspondence of Richard Richardson (1663-1741).  

Vanessa Harding, Professor of London History, Birkbeck, University of London
Topic: Richard Smyth and Early Modern London.

Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellows in Music

Claire Holden, AHRC Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, University of Oxford
Topic: Chamber Music and Musicians in Oxford 1800-1860.   

Jonathan Wainwright, Professor of Music, University of York
Topic: Online Catalogue of the Music School Collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Research Grant Fellows 2015

Michelle Moseley-Christian, Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Topic: Anthropoids and Questions of “Human Uniqueness” in Early Modern European Image and Text

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
Topic: Reconstructing an Underground English Catholic Manuscript Coterie, c. 1580-1630

BSECS-Bodleian Fellow 2016

Joanna Wharton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York
Topic: The Material Culture of Scientific Educationalism: The Edgeworth Papers, 1778-98.

Dunscombe Colt Research Fellow 2016

Caroline Stanford, Historian and Head of Engagement, The Landmark Trust, London
Topic: Before Coade: The Origins of Artificial Stone in the Long Eighteenth Century.