Battestin Fellows, past and present, were honored at a reception in Alderman Library on Friday, September 23, 2016. In attendance were the Society’s Council members, including Fellowship honoree Ruthe Battestin.
The winners of the fourth round of Battestin Fellowships and the titles of their projects are:
- Jarek Paul Ervin, “Music Criticism, Material Culture, and the Case of New York Rock”;
- Samuel Vincent Lemley, “The Antiquarian Origins of the Scholarly Facsimile”; and
- Loreto Romero Martinez-Eiroa, “Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Early Decades of the Habsburg Monarchy and Empire.”
These fellowships are named in honor of 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 three 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).