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Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship

A Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship is available for research on topics concerning the Confederate States and the Civil War. It offers a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year's membership to the Boston Athenæum. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.
 

Applicants should use this online formto be considered for the Athenæum's Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship. Applications are due April 15, and all candidates will be informed by early June.

Past Recipients of a Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellowship

2014-2015

Paula T. Connolly, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Stories of Slavery, Stories for Children”

2013-2014

Summar Sparks. Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina Greensboro, "Unbound Regionalism: The Circulation of Southern Periodicals and Novels"

2012-2013

  • Adrian Brettle, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, "Confederate Expansionist Ambitions during the American Civil War Era, 1860-1865"
  • Nicole Etcheson, Professor, Ball State University, "The Suffrage in the Post-Civil War United States"

2011-2012

Melissa Strong, assistant professor, Northeastern State University, "Bringing the Hospital Home: The United States Sanitary Commission and the Evolution of Professional Nursing"

2010-2011

Vanessa Steinroetter, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Representations of Readers and Scenes of Reading in American Literature of the Civil War"

2009-2010

Daniel Flook, Ph.D. candidate, University of Florida, "Seeking Support from the People"

2008-2009

Crystal Feimster, assistant professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Sexual Warfare: Rape during the American Civil War"

2007-2008

Clay M. Smith, M.F.A. candidate, University of Chicago, for a performance project recreating and re-evaluating the visual and cultural texture of the lives of Confederates imprisoned in the North

2006-2007

James K. Hogue, associate professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, "Black Confederates in History and Memory"

2005-2006

Renée L. Bergland, associate professor, Simmons College, "Why did August Evans plot her Civil War novel Macaria around the figure of a woman astronomer?"

2004-2005

Coleman Hutchinson, Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, to conduct research for his dissertation, "Region, Revision, and the American Civil War Text"

2003-2004

Daniel Hamilton, for revising for publication his Harvard dissertation, "The Limits of Sovereignty: Legislative Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy"

2002-2003

Patrick Brennan, Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri at Columbia), "Fevers and Fists:  Forging an Irish Legacy in New Orleans, 1853-1866"

2001-2002

  • Michael Bernath, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South."
  • Margaret Long, Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago, Medical Care of African Americans in the South

2000-2001

No Fellowships offered due to renovation

1999-2000

JoAnne Thomas, Ph.D. candidate, Western Michigan University, to research popular music of the Civil War era

1998-1999

  • Philip Acree Cavalier, professor, Auburn University, expand upon dissertation, "Ethnography, Passing, and the Construction of Racial and Cultural Identities: Henry James, Pauline Hopkins, and Northern Travel Writing"
  • David Cecere, Ph.D. from University of New Hampshire, expanded upon dissertation research "'Amid All the Disolutions [sic] of War': The Reformulation of Northern New England Civil War Soldiers' Racial Perceptions, 1861-1865"