The Fellowship is jointly funded by the Isaac Newton Trust and the British School at Rome; and formally supported by the Faculties of Classics and History, the Department of Italian and the Cambridge Italian Research Network, and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. It is specifically intended for the benefit of holders of a Cambridge PhD.
The Fellowship is designed to enable early-career Cambridge post-doctoral scholars to spend a year pursuing research in the several fields promoted by the BSR, covering Roman and Italian Studies from pre-history to the modern day. These fields include Classics, History, Italian Literature, Language and Culture, Archaeology, the History of Art, Museology, and Heritage. The six-month residential stay at the BSR will provide the opportunity for an extended period of research in Rome, at its sites and/or in its archives, libraries (including the Library in the BSR) and museums, and elsewhere in Italy, while the six months at CRASSH will enable the holder to prepare for research in Rome, and to disseminate and discuss its findings. The Fellowship thus offers an ideal opportunity for an early-career Cambridge scholar who has recently obtained the PhD to launch a new research project while applying for longer-term research fellowships and teaching positions.
Olivia will be at CRASSH from September to December 2018. She will then be in Rome from January to June 2019, before returning to CRASSH for the final two months of the Fellowship. As part of her Fellowship Olivia will be convening a colloquium at CRASSH on 16 and 17 September 2019. Further information about this event will be posted shortly.
Helena was at CRASSH from September to December 2017. She was then in Rome from January to June 2018, before coming back to CRASSH in the final two months of the Fellowship. Helena is convening a study day/workshop at CRASSH on 5 July 2019, Lyric and Liturgy in Dante's Commedia.