Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Book History Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021-2022, Medici Archive Project, deadline 15 August 2021

The Medici Archive Project invites applications for an eleven-month fellowship (September 2021-July 2022) entirely devoted to research on fifteen- and sixteenth-century book history, with specific focus on Florence. Part of the fellowship tenure will be devoted to the creation of a catalog of incunabula and cinquecentine housed in a private collection, many of which will be featured in an upcoming international exhibition. The ideal candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in early modern Italian history; substantial research experience with original documentary material from Florentine archives and libraries; an ability to work with early modern printed texts; and fluency in English and Italian (a knowledge of other languages is desirable).

The stipend is $45,000 plus a small allowance for travel expenses. This fellowship is offered to scholars of any nationality.

To apply please send the following application materials to, with the heading MEDICI ARCHIVE PROJECT BOOK FELLOWSHIP:
– A full curriculum vitae.
– A concise discussion (3 pages maximum) of the applicant’s ongoing interest in archival research.
– A concise summary (3 pages maximum) of the applicant’s research and publication relevant to Renaissance book history.
– The names and addresses of two senior scholars who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications.

The application deadline is 15 August 2021.

The successful candidate will be informed shortly thereafter.

For further information, contact:

Find out more here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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