The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, at its annual meeting on March 22, announced the winners of its inaugural round of Battestin Fellowships. The winners are:
- Nora Benedict (Spanish literature): “Text and Image in the Borges Collection”
- Natasha Mikles (Religious Studies): “Illuminating the Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Descriptive Bibliography of UVA Manuscript 14259 and Its Place in the Historical Production of Tibetan Books”
- Zachary Stone (Medieval Literature): “William Lambarde, A.L. Hench, and Early Modern Bibliography at the University of Virginia”
These fellowships (each for $3500) are named in honor of Martin Battestin, emeritus 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. The Selection Committee consisted of Michael Suarez (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).