2016–17 Awarded Visiting Fellowships

Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellow in Music

Laura Albiero, Researcher, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (Paris)
Topic: Redrawing the History of the Breviary

Bahari Fellows in the Persian Arts of the Book

Nasrin Askari, Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Topic:  Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Manuscript in the Ouseley Collection of the Bodleian Library. Bodcast video: Elite Folktales - An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection

Anita Chowdry, Independent Scholar, London
Topic:  Making Masterpieces for a Prince of the Black Sheep (see project blog)

Zahra Taheri, Lecturer and Persian Program Convener, The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University
Topic:  The Depiction of Women in Persian Ethical Texts. Bodcast video: Rumi, His Life, Work and Poetry event

Adeela Qureshi, Independent Researcher, UK, MS Douce or. A.1: A Study of its Paintings, Calligraphy and Borders 

Royal Bank of Canada Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellows

Lorna Clark, Research Adjunct Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa
Topic:  The Letters of Charles Burney, Vol 2. Event listing of RBC Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellow Lecture on A Family Culture of Creativity: 'Memoranda of the Burney Family'

Jill Shefrin, Senior Research Associate in Arts, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Topic:  ‘A Delightful Recreation for the Industrious’: A Bibliographical and Historical Study of English Writing Blanks, c. 1660–c. 1860. Guest blogpost: Flourish’d Pieces, for School-Boys to Write in

Sassoon Visiting Fellows

Jana Dambrogio, Thomas F. Peterson Jr (1957) Conservator, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:  Unlocking History (see Bodleian blog about letterlocking)

Marina Detoraki, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Philology, University of Crete
Topic:  The Barozzi Collection of the Bodleian Library: Research on the History of the Collection

Will Eaves, Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Topic: Messages from the Unseen World [a novel]

Xavier Espluga, Professor Agregat, University of Barcelona
Topic:  Felice Feliciano’s First Collection of Letters (Oxford, ms Canon. Ital. 15)

Cameron Hazlehurst, Adjunct Professor, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
Topic:  A Premier’s Last Days: The Hopes, Distractions, and Dissimulations of H. H. Asquith in November and December 1916

Giulia Perucchi, Editor, Salerno Editrice, Italy
Topic:  Latin Works by Petrarch in the Bodleian Library

Rosemary Wall, Lecturer in Global History, University of Hull
Topic:  War, Humanitarianism and the British Red Cross (see Bodleian blog on the 'War, Health and Humanitarian' symposium)

Rachel Wamsley, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Topic:  Unstable Exegesis: Scripture and Textuality in Early Modern Europe. Bodcast video: Tanakh and Textuality

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellows

Noah Arceneaux, Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Media Studies, University of San Diego
Topic:  Wireless Telegraphy: Commercial Uses Prior to 1920. Bodcast video: Marconi and Media History

Humfrey Wanley Fellows

Bernard Meehan, Head of Research Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts, The Library of Trinity College Dublin
Topic:  Insular Manuscripts in the Bodleian Collections

Francesca Tancini, Curator Librarian, Federico Zeri Foundation, University of Bologna Art Library
Topic:  Keys to Colour Printing: Walter Crane and Edmund Evans in the Bodleian Libraries.

David Walker Memorial Fellows in Early Modern History

Liesbeth Corens, Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Topic:  Creating Counter-Archives: English Catholic Record Collecting, c. 1660-1720

Emma Perkins, Affiliated Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Topic:  Instruments of Self-presentation: Tycho Brahe and his Astronomical Legacy

Christopher Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham
Topic:  Walter Yonge’s Diaries of Proceedings in the Long Parliament 1642-1645

Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Fellow in English Literature

Hazel Wilkinson, Junior Research Fellow in English, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Topic:  The Wild Court Press, 1718–85

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Visiting Fellows 2016

Laura Estill, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University
Topic:  Collecting Plays, Creating Canon: How Book Collectors Shaped our Understanding of Early Modern Theatre

Alexandra Marraccini, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Topic:  Unfolded Worlds: Allegory, Alchemy, and the Image as Structure of Knowledge in Early Modern Northern European Scientific Books