Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Graduate Research Opportunities

Doctoral students are eligible for a broad range of grants and fellowships at Brown.

In addition to the Early Modern World Travel & Research Grant offered through the center, doctoral students are eligible for several fellowship opportunities and certificate programs on campus including the Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellowship (for doctoral students entering the second to fourth year of their program) and the Cogut Institute Graduate Fellowship (for doctoral students entering the fourth to sixth year of their program).

The Graduate School coordinates interdisciplinary opportunities in the humanities and social sciences for advanced graduate students entering their fifth or sixth year. Among these, fellowships offered by the John Carter Library and the John Hay Library are of particular relevance for students of the early modern world.

At Brown

Beyond Brown

The center maintains an active collaboration with the Folger Institute, which also offers research and writing fellowships. Several libraries and research institutions, such as the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Newberry Library, support work on their collections. External opportunities, from call for abstracts to fellowship applications, are circulated via email and listed on this site. 


More research opportunities!

A range of book history and related events at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, April-May 2022. Short courses are fee-paying. All other events are free to attend with advance booking. Events marked * will take place in person; otherwise, events are online.
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For those of you who are interested in the history of the book/history of print/history of readership, Brown University has joined with Harvard and Yale in promoting a graduate conference in the history of the book, scheduled this year for Monday, May 2, 2022 (virtually, with Yale as the "host" institution).

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News from the Center

CFP (due 3-1-22): Intersectionality in the Early Global World

Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized or challenged in the marking of difference.
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