New Fellows Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
22 August 2019 – Three new fellows have been appointed for the Trinity Long Room Hub Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship Programme 2019-2020.
The new fellows will take up their positions in early October 2019 and will join the Trinity Long Room Hub until autumn 2020, engaging with Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Research Themes and the Library, and well as working with the wider research community within Trinity.
A Northampton Marriage: Discursive Construction and Concealment of a Queer Relationship
Dr Lilith Acadia joins us from the Department of Rhetoric in the University of California, Berkeley. She is a literary scholar and her research explores the nexus of religion and the discourse surrounding queer relationships. Her fellowship project is titled ‘A Northampton Marriage: Discursive Construction and Concealment of a Queer Relationship’ and aligns with the Identities in Transformation research theme.
Framing History in the British Isles: The Origin Legends of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dr Lindy Brady is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, University of Mississippi. She is author of ‘Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England’ (Manchester University Press 2017). Her project ‘Framing History in the British Isles: The Origin Legends of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales’ explores textual and manuscript transmission and transformation of origin narratives around the Irish Sea region in the early medieval period. It aligns with the Manuscripts, Book and Print Cultures research theme as well as the Identities in Transformation and Making Ireland themes.
Stamping Provenance: Towards a History of the Taymūriyya Library
Dr Torsten Wollina joins us as a research fellow from the Orient-Institut Beirut. He is a scholar of Middle Eastern libraries and their development in the modern period. His project ‘Stamping Provenance: Towards a History of the Taymūriyya Library’ will reconstruct the movements of manuscripts from mostly forgotten local libraries to the Taymūriyya. His project aligns with the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures research theme.
The Trinity Long Room Hub Director Jane Ohlmeyer thanked the current fellows for their contribution to the Institute and to their respective research areas during their stay. Dr Anna Barcz, Professor Christopher Pastore, and Professor Katherine Zieman are coming to the end of their research fellowships whose projects included:
- Landscapes in the Soviet Era: Environmental History and Cultural Memory of 1928-1991 (Dr Anna Barcz, University of Bielsko-Biala)
- A History of Attention in the Premodern Era (Professor Katherine Zieman)
- A thousand, thousand slimy things, a natural history of the sea from the bottom up (Professor Christopher L. Pastore from the University at Albany, State University of New York)
This will be the final year of the fellowship programme co-funded by the Horizon 2020 MSCA. Between October 2017 and September 2020, the programme will have appointed 9 fellows for a period of twelve months each over the course of 3 calls (1 call per year). During the most recent call for applications, the Trinity Long Room Hub received 67 research applications from 23 countries. Applications were selected after a remote review and interview process.
To find out more about the Trinity Long Room Hub MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme, please click here.