APHA ANNOUNCES 2009 MARK SAMUELS LASNER FELLOWSHIP IN PRINTING HISTORY: The American Printing History Association
(APHA) is pleased to announce a fellowship award for the study of
printing history. 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 Pablo Alvarez and
Keli E. Rylance for work on one of only two known extant copies of
Institución y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para
los componedores (Institution and Origin of the Art of Printing, and
General Rules for Compositors) written in 1680 by Spanish printer and
compositor Alonso Víctor de Paredes, Renzo Baldasso for his study of
graphic representations by Erhard Ratdolt in 2007, 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
Applications and letters of support must be received by Friday 12
December 2008. An announcement of the award will be made at the APHA
annual meeting, to take place in New York on Saturday, 24 January 2009.
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.