Fellowships & Research Opportunities

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies offers both short- and long-term fellowships for research stays at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Clark Summer Institute

To support the fellows in residency at the Clark Library, the Center has established the Clark Summer Institute. Each year a professor from UCLA leads this interdisciplinary research group based at the Clark. The Institute focuses on new developments in the field and shared works-in-progress. Attendance is encouraged but not a requirement for a fellowship.

Note: Due to the closing of the Clark Library for a seismic retrofit, the Clark Summer Institute is not available in 2016.

Research Topics

The Center/Clark fellowships support research in the library’s major sub-collections: Tudor & Early Stuart, Long Eighteenth Century, Oscar Wilde & le fin de siècle, Book Arts, and Montana and the West. The Clark’s collections offer substantive resources for a variety of additional subjects and approaches, including:

  • History of the Material Text: original bindings, manuscript annotations, and issues and variants of printed books
  • History of Reading and Book Ownership: annotated books, commonplace books and miscellanies, provenance marks, and printed and manuscript library catalogs
  • Ephemeral Print: news, ballads, pamphlets, and forms/job printing
  • Early Modern Social History: diaries, cookery manuscripts, almanacs, accounts, and memoranda
  • Visual Culture: engravings in printed books, broadside engravings and prints, graphic design, and book design
  • Anglo-European Literary Culture, especially Anglo-French culture in the long eighteenth century and le fin de siècle
  • History of Textual Transmission: literary miscellanies, Oscar Wilde literary archive, multiple editions of specific books, and fine press editions of renowned literary works
  • Early Modern Music and the Musical Adaptation of Literary Works: printed and manuscript music and opera

For more information about scholarship supported by the Clark’s collections, please contact Philip Palmer, Head of Research Services.