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Announcement of Scaliger Institute Research Fellowship Winners (1st round)

With support of several publishers and private foundations, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) and the Scaliger Institute welcome around 15 to 20 Fellows and guests per year to consult and research materials from our Special Collections. The Scaliger Institute received many applications this year from domestic and international scholars.

And the winners are:

Brill Fellowship

Christopher Joby (Dept. of Dutch and S. African Studies, Faculty of English, UAM Poznan, Poland)
The Reception of the Christian Gospel in 17th century Taiwan.

Bram Vannieuwenhuyse (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Provenance research in the Bodel Nijenhuis maps and atlases collection.

Daniel Rafiqi (King's College London, United Kingdom)
Catharsis in Testimony: Refugee Experience and Huguenot Autobiographical Writing, 1681-1750.

Yun Xie (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dynamic Heritage: discovering the provenance and re-establishing the typography methods of Brill’s non-western metal typefaces.

Drewes Fellowship

Majid Daneshgar (Oriental Studies Department, University of Freiburg, Germany)
Persianate Malay Manuscripts: The Significance of the Banten Collection in Leiden University Library.

Arminius Fellowship

Marco Condorelli (Institut für Germanistik, University of Giessen, Germany)
Visual Identity in Arminian Letters (1593–1606)

Martine van Ittersum (History Department, University of Dundee, United Kingdom)
Commemorating and Editing Hugo Grotius at Leiden University, 1864-1961

Juynboll Fellowship

Sally Abed (Independent researcher)
Medieval Monsters Between East and West: Global Connections.

Scaliger Institute

Founded by UBL and the Faculties of Arts, Theology and Philosophy (now the Faculty of Humanities) on the 425th anniversary of Leiden University in June 2000, the Scaliger Institute aims to stimulate and facilitate the use of the Special Collections of UBL in both teaching and research. The Scaliger Institute hosts several fellowship programmes for visiting scholars, some with a broad scope, like the Brill Fellowship, and others in specific fields of research, like the Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship and the Lingling Wiyadharma Fellowship. Elsevier also offers a Fellowship for Digital Scholarship, specifically aimed at research in the extensive Leiden Digital Collections.

We thank all the sponsors of the fellowships in this 1st round: Brill Publishers, the G.W.J. Drewes Fund, the Vera Gottschalk-Frank Foundation and the Juynboll Foundation.

We have opened the second round of applications (deadline: 1 July 2022) for the:

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