The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) Institute for Research in the Humanities and the History of Cartography Project are now accepting applications for the David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography. The annual fellowship, generously sponsored by Art and Jan Holzheimer, gives scholars an opportunity to further their research in the history of cartography in a stimulating academic environment and with access to all campus libraries and facilities. A stipend of $7,000 supports travel and a two-month residency at the university.
For the 2012-2013 fellowship, we are especially interested in receiving proposals to support a visiting curator who will plan and design a map exhibition of about forty items to be installed at the UW’s Chazen Museum of Art. This will provide an excellent opportunity for a scholar in the arts or museum studies to engage with maps as works of art or for a map historian to learn the process of exhibition design. Proposals for general research on subjects related to the history of cartography are also welcome.
Complete information and application instructions are available at http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/#fellow