M. C. Lang Fellowship: Informational Session

Date: 1 December 2021
Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Presented by: RBS Director of Programs & Education

The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources is now accepting applications for its third cohort (2022–23). This two-year program 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. 

Prospective applicants are invited to attend the M. C. Lang Fellowship Informational Session via Zoom on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 4–5 p.m. ET, to learn more about the fellowship and the application process. This informational session will include an opportunity for Q&A with Rare Book School’s Director of Programs & Education Laura Perrings. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. Advance registration is required; to register, please click here. The session will be recorded and made available for later viewing on YouTube.

Librarians, faculty, and staff instructing undergraduates at small universities and liberal arts schools in the U.S. are eligible to apply. For more information, including application instructions, see https://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/fellowships/lang/. Fellows will be selected in early 2022. Prospective applicants who have questions or who wish to discuss this opportunity further are welcome to direct inquiries to rbs_lang@virginia.edu.

The application deadline has been extended to 15 December at midnight ET.