Joel W. Herman has been awarded the A. C. Elias, Jr., Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship for 2021 by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). The award will assist Mr. Herman, a Ph.D. student in history at Trinity College Dublin, in producing his thesis on “Revolutionary Currents: Ideas, Information, and the Imperial Public Spheres in Dublin and New York, 1776-1782″.
The Fellowship was endowed by the renowned independent scholar A.C. Elias Jr (1944-2008). It offers US$2,500 per annum to support “documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800), by enabling North American-based scholars to travel to Ireland and Irish-based scholars to travel to North America for furthering their research.”
Projects conducting original research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland qualify for consideration, but recipients must be members of ASECS who have permanent residence in the United States or Canada or be members of its Irish sister organization, The Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, residing in Ireland.
More information Mr. Herman’s project and details of the 2022 Fellowship Competition are available from the Marsh’s Library website.