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------------------------------------- E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship 2007 In an effort to enhance the public's knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the Nantucket Historical Association offers an annual fellowship, the E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship. Established in 1999, the award encourages research in the collections of the Nantucket Historical Association and other Nantucket repositories and is open to academics, graduate students, and independent scholars. The Nantucket Historical Association is the principal repository of Nantucket history, with extensive archives, collections of historic properties, and art and artifacts that broadly illustrate Nantucket's past. Topics of research for recent scholars have included health aboard whaleships, women at sea, scrimshaw, samplers, local artists, Nantucket's architectural heritage, Quakerism, the African-American and Cape Verdean communities, the Quaise Asylum, and abolitionism. The E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellow resides in the Thomas Macy House, a historic property owned by the association, for up to a three-week period. Housing is available January - May and October - December 2007. NHA Visiting Research Scholars are expected to produce an article suitable for publication in the summer edition of Historic Nantucket, the NHA's quarterly journal. Recipients of the award receive a stipend of $300 per week during the time in residence, for up to three weeks. Travel expenses is reimbursed for expenses up to $600. Send a full description of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay. Application deadline is December 31, 2006. Send application packet to: Ben Simons, Nantucket Historical Association, P.O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554-1016. −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Ben Simons Curator and Editor of Historic Nantucket Nantucket Historical Association P.O. Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-1894 x303 email@example.com -- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.h-museum.net