The Preservation Society of Newport County's Fellows Program offers scholars the opportunity to conduct research in Newport on topics of local as well as national significance.
Newport is a microcosm of the American experience. In just a few square miles one can explore the full range of the nation’s diverse heritage, traditions, and history from the colonial era to the present day. Its remarkably intact physical infrastructure, wealth of artifacts, photographs, and primary documents, and density of organizations devoted to preserving and presenting this cultural and social heritage, make Newport an ideal place to study the early development and modern manifestations of our national life and values.
The Program supports annual fellows who conduct scholarly research, deliver lectures, and generate publications on Newport’s built environment, landscapes, material culture, cultural geography, as well as political and social history.
The Program’s goals are:
To elevate and facilitate the scholarly study of Newport’s vibrant cultural heritage
Expand historical discourse to encompass Newport’s relevance within the broader context of the humanities
Generate studies and publications that place Newport within national and international context
Elevate Newport’s profile as an exciting center for the exchange of ideas
Serve the museum and historic preservation community by providing much needed research, publication, and training opportunities for emerging scholars
Facilitate cross-institutional collaboration among Newport’s cultural heritage organizations and beyond, and increase the visibility of their treasured collections both nationally and internationally.
2018 Call for Applications