Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars to the Florida History Collections & Stewards of Florida History Events (@UF Libraries)

These two news items from the Florida History Collections at the University of Florida Libraries:

Cecilia L. Johnson Library Grant for Visiting Graduate Scholars

The Cecilia L. Johnson grant provides funds for out-of-state researchers who wish to come to the University of Florida to work in the UF Libraries’ Florida history collections. Application is open to all graduate students at higher institutions of learning. Awards are for $1000. Researchers are required to spend at least one week (five working days) on the University of Florida campus making use of materials in the George A. Smathers Libraries. Preference will be given to students who are currently working on an article, thesis, or book dealing with some aspect of Florida history, or in which Florida is a major component of research. All applications will be reviewed by a judging panel composed of archivists and historians at the University of Florida. Similar awards are available for faculty through the Julian Pleasants Visiting Scholar Grant offered through the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

For information on how to apply see the Application Instructions or contact James Cusick at jgcusick@ufl.edu. Application deadline is January 15, 2009.

Upcoming Events for Stewards of Florida History

Stewards is hosting a Sunday talk series with the Florida Museum of Natural History for Spring Semester 2009. Please see the Events PDF for full details. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, February 15, 2009.Leslie Poole (Adjunct Professor in Environmental Studies, Rollins College) will speak on the origins of the Florida Audubon Society and the plume trade in the Everglades. 2:30 p.m., Classroom, Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Sunday, March 22, 2009. Frederick Rowe Davis (Associate Professor, Florida State University) will speak on his book The Man who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology. 2:30 p.m., Classroom, Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Sunday, April 19, 2009. Jackson Walker (Artist in Residence, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand) will discuss how he chooses and recreates scenes from Florida’s past in his award-winning Legenary Florida series. 2:30 p.m., Classroom, Florida Museum of Natural History.