2017–18 Awarded Visiting Fellowships

Bahari Fellows in the Persian Arts of the Book

Abbas Amanat, Professor of History and International Studies / Director, Yale Program in Iranian Studies, Yale University
Topic: Tipu Sultan’s Persian Collection and Persianate Connection and Ouseley Brothers in Qajar Iran and Transfer of Knowledge in Georgian Britain

Ali Boozari, Assistant Professor, The Art University of Tehran
Topic: Study of Tarjuma i Henriya (no. 2531 Ms. Whinfield 4)  

Ali Mir Ansari, Head of Persian Literature Department, The Centre for the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia, Tehran
Topic: Critical Edition and Study of the Text Shegarf-Name-ye Velayat

Sima Orsini, Independent Researcher
Topic: The Creation of the Embryo: The Theory of Human Generation in a Selection of Persian and Arabic Medieval Manuscripts

Sassoon Fellows

Angela Andreani, Research Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library
Topic: The Early Career and Education of Dr Meredith Hanmer, 1545-1604

Jordan Bear, Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Toronto
Topic: The Proximate Past: History Painting, Evidence, and the Visual Cultures of Display, 1789-1830

Vladimir Brljak, Thole Research Fellow in English, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Topic: Tradition and Innovation in English Literary Criticism, 1600-1660

Giovanni Cascio, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Department of Romance Philology, Freie Universität Berlin
Topic: Manuscripts of the Bucolicum Carmen and Itinerarium by Francesco Petrarca in the Bodleian Library

John Cunningham, Senior Lecturer in Musicology, University of Bangor
Topic: Contextualising the ‘English’ Trio Sonata: The Bodleian Library Collection

Dániel Kiss, Beatriu de Pinós Research Fellow, Universitat de Barcelona
Topic: The Manuscript Tradition of Catullus

Tara Lyons, Assistant Professor of English Studies, Illinois State University
Topic:  The First English Playbooks in the Bodleian: New Manuscript Evidence in Library Records

Anna Pegoretti, Research Fellow, University Ca’ Foscari Venice
Topic:  Dante in Oxford: The MS Canonici Ital. 108 of the Bodleian Library

Charlotte Riley, Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History, University of Southampton
Topic:  An Ethical Foreign Policy? The Labour Party and Overseas Aid, 1920s-1970s

Javier Ruano-Garcia, Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Universidad de Salamanca.
Topic:  Historical Regional Lexicography and the English Dialect Dictionary

Kelly Spring, Independent Researcher
Topic: Feeding Europe under British Rationing: Relief Efforts on the Continent after the Second World War

Mari-Liisa Varila, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of English, University of Turku.
Topic: Transmission of English Text from Print to Manuscript, 1473–1600

Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellows

Laura Moretti, Senior Lecturer in Art History, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Topic:  Thinking 3D: From Leonardo to the Present

Jacob Ward, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
Topic:  Post-War Microwave Developments at Marconi

Humfrey Wanley Fellow

Laurent Haumesser, Curator, Département des Antiquités Grecques, Étrusques et Romaines, Musée du Louvre
Topic:  Wilkinson’s Etruria

David Walker Memorial Fellows in Early Modern History

Robin Eagles, Senior Research Fellow, History of Parliament Trust
Topic: Court, Parliament and the Dissemination of News in the Early Hanoverian Period: The Wigtown Newsletters, 1715-1725.
Podcast of lecture: Researching the Impeachment and Trial of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford

Sara Miglietti, Assistant Professor, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University
Topic:  Astrology and Climate Theory in Seventeenth-Century England: New Insights from the Ashmole, Digby, and Rawlinson Collections

Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Fellow in English Literature

Claire Jarvis, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Stanford University.
Topic: Little Britain: Women, Genre, and Form

Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellows in Music

Rosalba Agresta, Research Assistant, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Topic:  Private Music-Making in Nineteenth-Century London: The Salon of the Horsley Family

Antonella D'ovidio, Lecturer in Musicology, University of Florence.
Topic: Manuscript Sources of Roman Triosonata in the Bodleian Library: The Works of Lelio Colista (1629-1680) and its Transmission and Assimilation in England

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Visiting Fellows 2017

Susan Gaylard, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, University of Washington, Seattle
Topic: Beautiful Monsters: Erasing Women from Renaissance Histories

Sarah Mayo, PhD Candidate, Department of English, University of Georgia
Topic: Medical Practice, Medical Performance: Mountebanks in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England

BSECS-Bodleian Fellowship 2017

Sarah Burdett, Independent Researcher
Topic: Martial Women in the British Theatre, 1789-1815