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[BKARTS] 2008 APHA Fellowship



APHA ANNOUNCES 2008 FELLOWSHIP IN PRINTING HISTORY
   
   New York, September 6, 2007: The American Printing History Association (APHA) is pleased to announce a fellowship award for the study of printing history. Thanks to the generosity of a private donor, an award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing in any form, 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. Study related to the history of printing 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.  
   
  Previous APHA Fellowship recipients have included Renzo Baldasso for his study of how graphic representations by Erhard Ratdolt and other 15th century printers shaped new reading habits as well as the approach of readers to texts. Paul Shaw for a full length biography of W. A. Dwiggins in 2006, Lance Hidy for work on the Society of Printers in 2005, Susanna Ashton for work on African-American printer, publisher, editor and poet William Stanley Braithwaite in 2004, and John A. Lane for work on the type specimens of the Voskens/Maapa Foundry in 2003. 
   
  Applicants are asked to submit an application form, curriculum vitae, and a one-page proposal. Two confidential letters of recommendation specific to this fellowship should be sent separately by the recommenders. 
   
  Applications and letters of support must be received by Friday 14 December 2007. An announcement of the award will be made at the APHA annual meeting, to take place in New York on Saturday, 26 January 2008. 
   
  An application form is available at the APHA website at http://printinghistory.org/htm/fellowship/index.htm.  To receive an application form by mail contact: Fellowship Committee, APHA, P.O. Box 4519, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-4519.
   
   
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Nina Schneider, Chair
Fellowship committee
American Printing History Association

       
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