King’s College London and the Washington Library are pleased to announce the appointment of King’s’ first Mount Vernon Fellow, who will hold a fellowship established to reciprocate that established for the Georgian Papers Programme by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. The fellowship is open to King’s’ staff and research students, and also to those who have held King’s GPP fellowships. The fellowship has been awarded to Dr Jane Levi, who will be researching Food & Family Values: From Farm to Table in the Georges’ Households, 1760-1820.This project will compare the food produced, cooked, served, and consumed in the households of George Washington and King George III (as well as his son, the notorious gourmand Prince Regent). Using supply records from the kitchens, gardens and farm estates, menu books, personal papers, and other evidence in both archives, it will build a picture of each household economy and the social distinctions revealed in the food served to family, friends, servants, and slaves.
The Georgian Papers Programme at King’s College London invites applications for the 2017-18 Mount Vernon Fellowship. Apply by 31st August.
The King’s College Mount Vernon Fellowship allows a scholar to pursue research and writing in the Washington Library at Mount Vernon for a period of one month, or in exceptional circumstances up to 2 months. The fellowship supports travel and living expenses of the recipient. For the duration of the fellowship the fellow will reside in the Washington Library’s scholars’ residence at Mount Vernon and have full use of the extensive facilities. The fellow will be expected to carry out a programme of research or writing specified in the application.
Area of research
In making an award, priority will be given to research aligned with the mission of the Washington Library and the Georgian Papers Programme, but applications will be considered from all those whose research could benefit from the residency, and the opportunities for scholarly exchange and collaboration that residency at Mount Vernon would make possible.
Who can apply?
Applications can be considered from any scholar employed by King’s College London or current PhD student, regardless of departmental or faculty affiliation, and from scholars associated with the Georgian Papers Programme at King’s such as Summer Fellows. Timing details of the residency at Mount Vernon can be decided between the Fellow and the Washington Library once an award has been made. Other details regarding the arrangements and funding can be consulted in the Mount Vernon further particulars (below).
To apply for the Fellowship, please fill out the GPP Mount Vernon Fellowship 2017-18 application form (below), and send it with a CV and statement of proposed research of no more than 1,000 words to Professor Arthur Burns, Academic Director of the Georgian Papers Programme at King’s College London by 31 August 2017.