Although this announcement isn't directly related to the subject of
experimental letterpress printing, I think it might be of interest to the
many list members with an historical bent (a bent which one sees here quite
often demonstrated). The competition is specifically written to encourage
non-Academic researchers, printers, and books artist, so long as the
proposal has a historical thrust. Please respond with any questions to the
e-mail address below. -Paul
APHA 2004 FELLOWSHIP IN PRINTING HISTORY
The American Printing History Association (APHA) is delighted to announce a
2004 fellowship award for the study of printing history. Up to $2,000 is
available for research in any area of the history of printing in all its
forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the
book arts, and letter forms. Applications are especially welcome from those
working in the area of American printing history, but the subject of
research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and may be
national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or
bibliographical in nature. Printing history-related study with a recognized
printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to
pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
APHA fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality. Applicants
need not be academics and an advanced degree is not required. Applicants
are asked to submit an application form, a resume, and a one-page proposal.
Two confidential letters of recommendation specific to this fellowship
should be sent separately by the recommenders. Submission of materials by
electronic mail or fax is not acceptable.
The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of support is 1
December 2003. An announcement of the award will be made at the APHA annual
meeting, to take place in New York on 24 January 2004.
An application form is available at the APHA website,
www.printinghistory.org. To receive an application form by mail contact
Mark Samuels Lasner, APHA Vice-president for Programs, e-mail
, or write Fellowship Committee, APHA, P.O. Box 4519, Grand
Central Station, New York, NY 10163.
Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow
University of Delaware Library
Tel. (302) 831-3250