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American Geographic Society Library Fellowships

June 3, 2016 in Funding

From our colleagues at the American Geographic Society Library at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:

The AGS Library is one of the premier collections of its kind in North America, containing over 1.3 million items including maps, atlases, books, periodicals, and photographs. The cartographic collection dates to 1452, with particular strengths in documents related to American empire. The collections are vast and varied, and include, for example, the portfolio of maps used by the Americandelegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; an original copy of the 1861 Daedong yeojido by Korean cartographer Kim Jeong-ho; and extensive collections from Latin America, Asia and Polar regions.

Photographic collections reflect the global travels and studies of individual geographers and members of the Society throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, with particularly notable collections in polar exploration and Western U.S. expansion. Archives include various collections related to the history of American geography. Books and periodicals include an extensive collection of early travel literature and guidebooks, as well as a rich historical collection of globally produced geographical periodicals.

Currently, there are two types of eligibility:

  • Scholars at all levels, including faculty and Ph.D. dissertators, at U.S. federally defined Minority-Serving Institutions are eligible for the AGSL Fellowships for MSI Scholars. ($600/week, up to 4 weeks)
  • Scholars at all levels, including faculty and Ph.D. dissertators, at any university are eligible for John and Helen Best Fellowships. ($400/week, up to 4 weeks)

Complete fellowship descriptions can be found on the AGSL website. Past fellowship recipients have included scholars of history, geography, cartography, climate, environmental studies, and literature. Lists of previous AGSL fellowship recipients and their projects may be found here and hereApplications for the 2017 fellowships are due on November 4, 2016.

Please contact Curator Marcy Bidney ( with questions about the fellowships or our collections. Photos of the AGS Library can be viewed on our Flickr page.

Please circulate this announcement widely.


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Pleiades Wins Grant

July 31, 2015 in Funding, News, Pleiades Project

AWMC Founding Director Thomas Elliott and the Pleiades Project have received a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The grant will fund “substantive changes to the technical and editorial infrastructure for the Pleiades gazetteer,” a joint project of New York University, the STOA Consortium, and AWMC.  Many congratulations to Dr. Elliott and the entire Pleiades community!


Pleiades Receives Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grant

April 4, 2008 in Funding, Pleiades Project

We are happy to report that Pleiades, as part of a partnership, has received additional funding under the rubric of an NEH/JISC Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grant. The award goes jointly to ISAW at NYU and to CCH/Classics at King’s College, London, for a collaboration called “Concordia.” This funding will allow Pleiades to make several important additions.

To read the full announcement from Dr. Tom Elliott, please click here.