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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship is offered in conjunction with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to use the Boston Athenæum’s holdings relevant to the 18th century and comes with 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.

This fellowship requires membership in the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Applicants should use this online formto be considered for the Athenæum's American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship. Applications are due April 15, and all applicants will be notified by early June.

Past Recipients of an ASECS Fellowship


Carl Kubler, Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago, “Barbarians on the Shore: Global Trade and Everyday Life between China and the West, 1770-1853”


Lance Boos, Ph.D. candidate, Stonybrook University, "Print and Performance: The Development of a British Atlantic Musical Marketplace in the Eighteenth Century"


Whitney Barlow Robles, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Curious Species: How Animals Made Natural History, 1700-1820”


Nicole Mahoney, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland, College Park, “Liberty, Gentility, and Dangerous Liaisons: French Culture and Polite Society in Early National America”


Elise Leal, Ph.D. candidate, Baylor University, " Reforming Manners, Redeeming Souls: Sunday Schools and the Place of Childhood in American Protestantism, 1790-1860"


Steven Leone, Ph.D. candidate, University of Oregon, "Of Grave Concern: Death, Decay, and the Natural Environment of the Republic"


James Alexander Dun, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, "Dangerous Neighbors: Philadelphia and the Making of the Haitian Revolution in the Early American Republic"


Jason Farr, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, San Diego, "Queer Deformities: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Women's Fiction--Haywood, Scott, Burney"


Josh Reid, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Indigenous Explorers in the Pacific”


Susan Wager, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Madame de Pompadour's Indiscreet Jewels: Reproduction, Luxury Consumption, and the Construction of Self in Eighteenth-Century France”


Laura Adderley, professor, Tulane University, “The Routine ‘Horrors’ of Slave Ship Rape: Interpreting Sexual Violence in the Atlantic Slave Trade”


Brooke Barbier, instructor, Stonehill College, “Daughters of Liberty: Young Women’s Culture in Early National Boston”


Andrew M. Wehrman, Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, for his dissertation research “Sore Spots: Disease, Empire and Revolution in Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts”


Jeremy Gregory, professor, University of Manchester (England) for his book project, “Refashioning Puritan New England:  The Church of England and Religious Identity in Colonial North America, ca. 1680-ca. 1780”


Thomas E. Conroy, professor, Stonehill College, "Patronage, Party, and Plaster: The Building of Federal Boston"


Caroline Breashears, professor, St. Lawrence University, project on memoirs of unconventional women in the long eighteenth century, 1660-1830


Chernoh M. Sesay, Jr., Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, “’all things are changeable’:  The World of Prince and Hall and the Development of Black Atlantic Identities, 1760-1820”


Martha Elena Rojas (Sweet Briar College) for revising for publication her Stanford dissertation “Diplomatic Letters:  The Conduct and Culture of U.S. Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic”