Linda Hall Library, Research and Scholarship
Linda Hall Library, 2020-21 Fellowships
|Location:||Missouri, United States|
The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 fellowship program. These fellowships fund research stays in Kansas City lasting between one week and four months for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related STS fields.
The Linda Hall Library offers outstanding primary sources that document the evolution of science, technology, and engineering from the 15th century to the present, as well as co-located secondary sources. Its collections are exceptionally strong in the engineering disciplines, chemistry, and physics. The Library also boasts extensive holdings related to natural history, astronomy, environmental and earth sciences, aeronautics, life sciences, infrastructure studies, mathematics, and the history of the book.
In addition to our existing travel and residential fellowships, we are thrilled to announce that the Linda Hall Library is partnering with the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) to offer a new History of Science and Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship will support a doctoral student whose research examines the intersecting histories of those two disciplines. The History of Science and Medicine fellow will spend one month in Kansas City during the 2020-21 academic year conducting research at both libraries.
With over 40,000 volumes, the Clendening History of Medicine Library houses one of the finest collections of rare, historical medical books and manuscripts in the United States. It also maintains an extensive collection of monographs and periodicals in the history of medicine, medical humanities, and biomedical ethics. Some personal medical papers and archival records are found in the Clendening Library’s collections, but the majority of those materials are housed in the KUMC Archives.
All Linda Hall Library research fellows participate in a vibrant intellectual community alongside scholars from nearby libraries and universities, including the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kansas, and the Clendening History of Medicine Library.
|Primary Category:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
|Secondary Categories:||Environmental History / Studies