The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, at its annual meeting on March 23, 2018, announced the winners of its sixth round of Battestin Fellowships.
The winners and the titles of their projects are as follows:
- Neal D. Curtis, “Researching Surviving Shelf-Marks from the Original Rotunda Library”;
- Asher Morse, “Charles E. Feinberg, Walt Whitman, and the Sociology of Book Collecting”;
- Dylan W. Spivey, “Articulating the Baroque in Eighteenth-Century British Architectural Books”; and
- Daniel J. Zimmerman, “A Critical Edition of John Florio’s Translation of Montaigne’s ‘Of Physiognomy.’”
These fellowships are named in honor of the late Martin Battestin, a distinguished professor of English at UVA, and his wife Ruthe, a literary scholar and 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 F. 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).