RBS-UVA Fellowship Programs: Informational Session
3 March 2022
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
Presented by: Rare Book School
Prospective applicants to the RBS-UVA Fellowship Program and RBS-UVA Presswork Fellowship Program are invited to join Rare Book School for an informational session about both opportunities, featuring a discussion with past RBS-UVA Fellows about their work in the program. The session is scheduled for Thursday, 3 March 2022, 3–4:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but advance registration is required. Click here to register, and expect more information, including the Zoom link, via email closer to Thursday, 3 March.
Thanks to a generous grant made possible by The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, Rare Book School invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship designed to enhance UVA student research employing special collections, including written, printed, and born-digital materials. The RBS-UVA Fellowship Program provides UVA undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships to attend RBS’s celebrated courses on the history of books and printing—classes that are not available through UVA course offerings. The program introduces fellows and their faculty sponsors to visiting peers and professionals in a dynamic environment that fosters hands-on collaborative research and interdisciplinary learning. The RBS-UVA Fellowship Program not only provides fellows with new tools and methods for engaging with primary source materials, it also publishes the scholarship of its participants (via the RBS website), thereby providing other students with aspirational models of scholarly work and intellectual achievement.
Please visit the RBS-UVA Fellowship Program page for additional details, including application instructions.
RBS-UVA Presswork Fellowship
Thanks to a generous grant made possible by The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, and in partnership with UVA Special Collections, Rare Book School invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship program designed to share the history, craft, and technology of historical printing presses with the University community and broader publics. Receiving specialized training and instruction to print with unique historical printing presses, Presswork Fellows take on a teaching role themselves, helping to lead printing demonstrations for UVA classes and the general public as teaching assistants. No prior printing experience is required. The program offers UVA students not only insight into historical technological processes, but also an opportunity to help design and conduct public-facing projects on Grounds.