Bibliographical Society

Battestin Fellowships

2017 Battestin Fellows Andrew Hill, Peter Miller, and Evan Cheney, with BSUVA President G. Thomas Tanselle

2017 Battestin Fellows Andrew Hill, Peter Miller, and Evan Cheney, with BSUVA President G. Thomas Tanselle. Not pictured: Emelye Keyser.

The winners of the fifth round of Battestin Fellowships were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017.

The winners and the titles of their projects are:

  • Evan G. Cheney, “Diplomatic Character and the Papers of Sir Henry Unton”;
  • Andrew Jacob Hill, “Mapping the Cult of Saint Margaret with French Medieval Books of Hours”;
  • Emelye M. Keyser, “Political History or Historical Politics? Representations of George Buchanan’s Rerum Scoticarum historia, 1581-1766″; and
  • Peter N. Miller, “Forms Cut in Time: Ezra Pound’s Cantos in the Age of Recorded Sound.”

These fellowships are named in honor of Martin Battestin, a distinguished professor of English at UVa, and his wife Ruthe, a literary scholar and honorary member of the Society’s Council.

The aim of the fellowships is to provide summer support for research in the UVa library by UVa graduate students who are working on bibliographical or textual projects. This year four fellowships, each amounting to $3500, have been awarded.

The Selection Committee consisted of Michael Suarez (professor of English and director of Rare Book School at UVa), G. Thomas Tanselle (president of the Bibliographical Society of UVa), and David Whitesell (curator in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVa and a member of the Society’s Council).