Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Offers Fellowships
Friday, November 8, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The Fellowship program has two purposes. One
is to encourage the scholarly use of Berea's existing non-commercial audio /
video collections. The other is to support new documentation projects that
produce primary source material of lasting value for future research use in the
Berea College Archives. Awards in support of either type of research are for
one month with stipends of $3,000.
Project Outcomes Supported:
Research use of Berea's noncommercial media
collections involves an on-campus period of residence. Typically, supported
outcomes include print publication, documentary media, class room teaching, and
web-based resources. These collections document Appalachian history and culture
and are especially strong in the areas of traditional music, religious expression,
spoken lore, radio programs, and oral history.
The program supports new research and
documentation projects in the areas of traditional music, religious expression,
spoken lore, radio, and other aspects of community life such as labor,
food-ways and crafts. Primary source materials created through Fellowship
support may include audio and video recordings, photographs, and transcribed
interviews. They must be of high technical quality and in standard lossless
Documentation projects must culminate with a
public presentation of selected documentation through an exhibition, public
event, printed materials, video or Web site publication.
For 2013-2014 Applications
Fellowships for the remainder of the fiscal
year must be taken up between January and June 2014. All Fellowship supported
research must be finished by June 30, 2014. Fellows are expected to be in
residence during the term of the fellowship and are encouraged to participate
in campus and community activities.
Deadlines for Proposals
The deadline for proposals is December 6,
2013 for January through June 2014.
There is no application form. Applicants are
asked to submit a proposal that includes:
- Identifying and contact information,
applicant's background and interest in the particular subject area.
- A summary of the proposed project.
- Project timeline - field work / residence
- For Archives based projects, provide
detailed description of the anticipated use of Berea collections. Please
discuss specific collection material and their relevance to the project.
- Anticipated research outcomes and audiences
(e.g., print publications, audio/video documentaries, exhibition, public event
/ performance, teaching, web-based resources).
- Three letters of recommendation from
colleagues familiar with the applicant's work and who are qualified to judge
the proposal. For graduate degree candidates, the recommendations must include
those of the professor directing the applicant's research and the department
chair. Applicants are responsible for contacting all persons providing
For information about Berea's Sound Archives
and other traditional music collections, see http://libraryguides.berea.edu/soundarchivesguide
For additional information about Berea's
Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowships, see http://www.berea.edu/hutchinslibrary/specialcollections/amfp/amfp.asp
Proposals or inquiries should be sent to
Special Collections & Archives
Berea College, Berea, KY 40404