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Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at the American Antiquarian Society, to Speak

On Friday, 9/12, Paul Erickson will give a talk entitled, “Get Paid to Read Old Books!  How to Apply for and Win Fellowships at Independent Research Libraries” from 3:30 to 5:00pm, in the University of Tennessee Humanities Center Seminar Room E102 Melrose Hall.

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Erickson will speak on the process of applying for nationally competitive grants at the American Antiquarian Society and other research institutions such as the Folger Library, the Newberry Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the Huntington Library. His talk will also address how to conceptualize a research fellowship and the kinds of resources available at the AAS and similar institutions.

Erickson is the Director of Academic Programs at the American Antiquarian Society, an independent research library of early American history, literature, and culture located in Worcester, MA. He holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His scholarship focuses on the history of the book, popular print culture, and urbanization in nineteenth-century America.

This event is ponsored by the UT Department of English, the UT Humanities Center, the John C. Hodges Humanities Endowment, the UT Office of Research and Engagement, the Haines-Morris Endowment, and the Ready for the World Initiative.

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