The Library Company of Philadelphia Fellows Commons

Fellow in the William H. Scheide Reading Room.

Fellow in the William H. Scheide Reading Room.

Over the course of its 32-year history, the Library Company’s fellowship program has supported more than 1,000 researchers in fields as diverse as American Studies, Art History, English, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theater. Our fellows have authored hundreds of books and articles, presented at thousands of conferences across the globe, and reshaped fields.

As so many of our fellows have reported, the Library Company is more than a research library—it’s a scholarly community nourished by expert staff, devoted patrons, and generous colleagues. A researcher may enter that scholarly community on a fellowship, but they need not forfeit their place in it when they return home.

In the spirit of the Junto, the Fellows Commons extends the scholarly community incubated in our reading room:

  • Join the Commons: Enroll in the virtual community, share preferred contact details, and opt to receive occasional emails with new opportunities tailored for current and former fellows.
  • Share Announcements: Share announcements, including promotions and publications, which you may request we promote in print and digital media outlets, blog posts, or podcast interviews.
  • Social Media: Browse recent announcements we have circulated in digital media outlets.
  • Publications: Browse publications from alumni of the fellowship program. If you have published an article or book not listed on Fellows Articles or Fellow Books, you may submit updates through Share Announcements.
  • Events: Discover events at the Library Company featuring current and former fellows.
  • Facebook Fellows Alumni Group
  • Podcast: Learn about your colleagues discuss work through the Library Company’s monthly podcast series, Talking in the Library.

Generous support for this fellowship program has been provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, the Barra Foundation, the McLean Contributionship, the William Reese Company, ASECS, and William H. Helfand.

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