The Connecticut Historical Society is a participant in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of 18 major cultural agencies, which will offer at least 12 awards in 2013-2014. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Additional information and the online application are available at http://www.nerfc.org.
Recent Fellows include:
Gloria Whiting, Harvard University: "Endearing Ties: Black Family Life in Early New England"
Kelly Arehart, College of William and Mary: "Give Up Your Dead: How Business, Technology, and Culture Separated Americans from their Dearly Departed, 1780-1930"
Katherine Stebbins-McCaffrey, Boston University: "Reading Glasses: American Spectacles in the Age of Franklin"
Eric C. Stoykovich, University of Virginia: "Livestock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the North United States During the Early Republic, 1794-1896"
John Henris, University of Akron: "Apples Abound: Farmers, Orchards, and the Cultural Landscapes of Agricultural Reform, 1832-1856"
Lynda Domino, Iowa State University: "Medical and Tactical Implications of Advances in Civil War Weaponry, 1861-1865"
Christopher Augerson, Coach Museum, Palace of Versailles, France: "Carriage Painting in New England, Materials and Techniques, 1800-1915"
Ruth Wallis Herndon, University of Toledo: "Orphan Apprenticeship in Early New England"
Strother Roberts, Northwestern University: "Valley of Contention: An Environmental History of the Connecticut River Valley, 1614-1788"