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Tom Lynch <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:10:29 -0600
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The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University
invites applications for its Visiting Scholar Program in Western Studies
for 2013-2014.  University faculty of all ranks, doctoral candidates at the
dissertation stage, independent scholars, freelance authors and other
public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or
book-length study related to the American West are eligible to apply for
this position.   The Visiting Scholar may be in residence for 2-4 months.  The
Center will provide a housing stipend of $1,200 per month which may be used
for on-campus family housing, depending upon availability, or may be
applied toward the cost of an off-campus apartment.  Office space, a
networked computer, telephone and limited photocopying privileges will also
be provided.  Upon request the Center will provide typing assistance and a
part-time research assistant.  Applications for May 2013-April 2014 are due
March 15.

Professor Julianne Newmark of New Mexico Tech described her experiences as
a visiting scholar. "During my months as a Redd Center visiting scholar, I
had an incredibly productive time, compiling hundreds of pages of
manuscript notes drawn from my archival research in the L. Tom Perry
Special Collections library and completing two scholarly articles. This
archival research material has laid the foundation for my second book
manuscript and such productivity would have been impossible without the
singular focus on research afforded by a long-term fellowship like the Redd
Center's.  With a beautiful office to use, a helpful group of people at the
Redd Center to consult, and the collegiality and intellectual inspiration
of the BYU community to inspire me further, I was able grow as a scholar
and build my own record of publication."

Professor John Turner of George Mason University wrote, “The Redd Center's
Visiting Scholar program was essential to the successful completion of my
research. It granted me ready access to the extensive archival and library
holdings at BYU, as well as enabling visits to other repositories in Utah.
The Redd Center also facilitated affordable summer housing, many
conversation partners, and a productive writing environment.”

            Application packages should contain a formal letter describing
the applicant’s background, research interests and desired dates of stay; a
CV; a one-page discussion of the applicant’s research project and its
significance; and the names and contact information for two
references.  Electronic
applications are encouraged and should be submitted to [log in to unmask]
Alternately, applications can be mailed to:

Charles Redd Center
for Western Studies
366 SWKT
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602,

by the postmark deadline of March 15.   Incomplete applications will not be
considered. Announcement of the awards will be made by May 1, 2013.  Award
recipients will be required to submit a one-page report of work completed
by October 1, 2014.

            Visiting Scholars enjoy the luxury of focusing almost
exclusively on their research and writing.  Visiting Scholars fully
participate in the intellectual life of the Center and the University.  During
their time at BYU they give a public talk on their research and lead a
seminar session with interested faculty and students.  They also make
themselves available for a small number of guest presentations to BYU
classes on their research.  BYU, with a student body of 32,000, is located
50 miles south of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range
and within an hour’s drive of several world-class winter sports resorts.

            Visiting Scholars will enjoy library privileges including
access to BYU’s extensive western and Mormon archival collections.  Major
western collections at BYU include the papers of Zane Grey, Gertrude Bonnin
(Zitkala Sa), Elizabeth Custer, William Henry Jackson, Charles R. Savage,
Thomas F. O’Dea, Arthur Watkins, Reed Smoot, Wallace Bennett, Walter Mason
Camp, Earl A. Briningstool, Robert Spurrier Ellison, Finis Ewing and the
Utah Parks Company as well as over 50 overland trail journals.  Major
Mormon collections include the papers of Newell K. Whitney, Hyrum Smith,
Emmeline Wells, Thomas and Elizabeth Kane, John Steele, L. John Nuttall, J.
Reuben Clark, Adam S. Bennion, David M. Kennedy, Gustive O. Larson and
Ernest L. Wilkinson as well as a rich array of LDS missionary diaries.


Tom Lynch
Associate Professor
Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Department of English
202 Andrews Hall
P.O. Box 880333
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE  68588-0333 <[log in to unmask]>
*"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and
conscientious stupidity."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.*
New Books:*
*The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology,
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