May 2019: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of Slavery

Applications are now accepted for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of Slavery. The fellowship will take place at Georgetown University for the 2019-20 academic year. More details are available at the American Historical Association’s Career Center.


The posting notes that “candidates must be specialists in African-American religious history,” though it states a preference for “scholars of African-American Catholic communities.” All applicants are to have received their doctoral degrees, in a discipline within the Humanities, in the last two years.


During the fellowship at Georgetown, a successful applicant will “participate in ongoing research activities relating to Georgetown University’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative.” Such work might “include archival research and further development of the digital capacity of the Georgetown Slavery Archive.” Continued work on the applicant’s own research is to be expected as well.


The deadline for applications is June 15, 2019. Additional details on the application process and benefit associated with the fellowship are available at the AHA’s Career Center.

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