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.
- Learn more about Fellowships.
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.
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.