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Union Pacific Fellows

Because of the generous support from the Union Pacific Corporation, the Center is able to offer several research and copying grants to early modern studies minors each year to support a wide variety of research projects. Below are recent recipients of these grants.

This semester's research presentations will be April 3, and May 1

Scroll down for more information on how to apply for next year's Union Pacific Fellowships (due March 20).

Our current fellows:

Moinak Choudhury (English)- "Reasonable Enlightenment: Joseph Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Publishing"

Adam Fix (HSTM)- "Music and Acoustics at the Royal Society, 1660–1700"

Luke Freeman (History)- “Bernard Picart (1673-1733): Drawing, Painting, and the Elevation of Engraving.”

Alexander Greff (HSTM)- "Is This Going to Hurt? Reconstructing Medieval Martial Medical Practices"

Elizabeth Howard (English)- “Exploring Re-creating as Recreating: Aesthetic Authority, Play and the Nineteenth-Century Scrapbook"

Alexander Korte (Spanish & Portuguese)- “Literary Legacies of Nordic Piracy in Premodern Iberia”

Katherine Piperont (History)- "Stayin' Alive in the Archive"

Emma Snowden (History)- "Muslim and Christian Apocalyptic Histories in Ninth-Century Iberia."

Sultan Toprak Oker (History)- "The World of Taverns in Seventeenth Century Ottoman Galata"

Katherine Tuley (History)- "The Sultan's Web:  Modeling 13th c. Mamlūk-Christian Treaties as Social Networks"

Javier Zapata Claveria (Spanish & Portuguese)- "The role of the Society of Jesus during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592–1598)"


Call for Applications

2020 Union Pacific Dissertation Research and Research Services Grant

Applications due March 20, 2020 to

Learn more: here


Research Grants

The Center for Early Modern History has funds to be allocated to graduate students for dissertation research. Applicants must travel to archives between May 15, 2020 to April 1, 2021 for examination of materials that allow them to frame a dissertation topic or continue work on a dissertation-in-progress that emphasizes premodern studies.


Research Service Grants

The Center for Early Modern History has allocated funds to award up to $500 per person to graduate students who will travel to archives and need to microfilm or copy materials.

Applicants may be at any stage of their graduate school career, but proposals should be related to research for their dissertations. Project proposals must encapsulate any time period that can be construed as premodern, and all disciplines and geographic regions will be considered. Special consideration will be given to:

  • History PhD students with a major field in Comparative Premodern History

  • Early Modern Studies or Medieval Studies minors

  • Recent ABDs or applicants doing predissertation research

  • First-time applicants (previous grant holders may apply for a second grant)