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2024-2025 Visual Culture Fellowship opportunity, Library Company of Philadelphia

The Visual Culture Program invites applications for a 2024–25 short-term fellowship. Past fellows have studied topics as varied as the relationship between text and images in American primers for children, the graphic arts in Philadelphia from 1780 to 1880, and the intersection of science, art, and the environment in the production of photographs.

Searchable catalogs to our collections are available online at with a number of visual culture collections searchable at

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The William H. Helfand Fellowship for American Visual Culture
The fellowship is designed to promote scholarship in visual culture through the study of textual and graphic sources from the 16th through early 20th centuries held in the Library Company’s collections. Possible research topics include the production and consumerism of printed graphics; the histories of printing and photographic processes; popular iconography; ephemera; incunabula; the illustrated book trade; and historical depictions of gender, race, and class. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Library Company’s public programs and events, participate in the vibrant scholarly community of Philadelphia, and present a lecture about their research.

The stipend is $2500 for a one-month fellowship, which may be fulfilled between June 1, 2024, and May 31, 2025.

Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Application materials are due February 1, 2024.

To apply, please fill out the online application form.

For more information about fellowships offered by the Library Company’s Visual Culture Program, contact program director Erika Piola (

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