Informational Session (2023): M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources

Date: 25 October 2023
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom
Presented by: Rare Book School

The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources is now accepting applications. Prospective applicants were invited to attend an informational session via Zoom in October 2023 to learn more about the Lang Fellowship and the application process. This informational session included an opportunity for Q&A with Rare Book School’s Director of Programs & Education Laura Perrings and Program Manager Evan Cheney. Scroll down for more information about the Lang Fellowship, including how to apply.

You are invited to watch the recording of the informational session below via our RBS YouTube channel. (Click here to view the slides from the YouTube recording.)

The two-year Lang Fellowship is designed to animate humanities teaching by equipping educators to inculcate wonder in their students by enlarging the students’ understanding of original historical sources. Lang Fellows take two RBS courses (with free tuition and a $1,500 stipend for travel, room, and board), and learn how to use special collections resources to teach undergraduates to understand and interpret textual historical objects as evidence of the people and culture that produced them and those that have encountered them since. Fellows are encouraged to enlist others on and near their campuses who could help create a community of practice (using available matching funds of up to $1,000 per year of the fellowship), so that book-historical humanities teaching with original primary sources is not merely a matter of individual style, but a central aspect of the local educational culture.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, 4 December 2023. Librarians, faculty, and staff instructing undergraduates at liberal arts schools and small universities (i.e., 5,000 or fewer undergraduates) in the U.S. are eligible to apply. For more information, including application instructions, please visit Fellows will be selected in early 2024. Prospective applicants who have questions or who wish to discuss this opportunity further are welcome to direct inquiries to