Recently re-elected committee member Professor Naomi Tadmor has received the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship at the Huntington Library for 2018-19.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is one of the largest research libraries in the United States. It holds a unique collection of manuscripts, rare books and ephemera that have made it a world-leading location for research on British and American history and literature.
In partnership with the California Institute of Technology’s Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Huntington also hosts a vibrant programme of research seminars and public lectures. These include activities organised by a centre focused on societies between 1450 and 1850.
The Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship is one of a small number of endowed positions offered by the Huntington for senior scholars. The award is decided by a rigorous process of peer-review and reflects Naomi’s position as a leading specialist in the social and cultural history of England from the Early Modern period onwards.
Naomi has also been awarded a short term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
She will use both awards to develop her current project, ‘Cultures of Settlement’, which investigates internal migration in England from the Restoration to the nineteenth century. We were delighted that Naomi presented part of this project at our 2018 annual conference at the University of Keele.