Thursday, September 25, 2014

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, invites submissions

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, invites submissions Issue 5:1: The Place of the Preternatural

For Issue 5:1 we welcome a variety of topics that represent original research on any topic relating to the appearance of the preternatural or closely related topics (magic, esotericism, demonology, the occult), from any academic discipline and theoretical approach. We are especially interested on essays that touch on the appearance of magic, prophecy, demonology, monstrophy, the occult, and related topics that stand in the liminal space between the natural world and the preternatural.

Contributions should usually be 8,000 - 12,000 words, including all documentation and critical apparatus. If accepted for publication, manuscripts will be required to adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (style 1, employing endnotes).

Preternature also welcomes original editions or translations of texts related to the topic that have not otherwise been made available in recent editions or in English.

Complete papers must be submitted through Preternature's Content Management System at by November 15, 2014.

Queries about submissions, queries concerning books to be reviewed, or requests to review individual titles may be made to the Editors:

Kirsten C. Uszkalo

Richard Raiswell
Dept. of History, Univ. of PEI
550 University Ave.,
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 4P3

Research Fellow
Dept. of History,
Univ. of New Brunswick

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Scholarships at the Rare Book School in Virginia (highly recommended)

Greetings from Rare Book School!

[RBS is] now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship cycle. See for more information and application instructions.

Applications are open for RBS Scholarship Committee scholarships (for first-time RBS students); Fath Scholarships for Artists and Artisans of the Book (for first-time RBS students); William T. Buice III Scholarships (for returning RBS students); and for the IMLS-RBS Fellowships for Early-Career Librarians (

The application deadline for RBS Scholarship Committee awards, Buice Scholarships for returning students, and the IMLS-RBS Fellowships is Wednesday, 15 October 2014 at 5 p.m. EDT. The application deadline for Fath Scholarships is Friday, 7 November 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.

Please feel free to forward this message to interested individuals, and do consider applying for an RBS scholarship this year. Visit for more details or to begin the application process.

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award.
Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas:  the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic.

For more information, or to apply, please go to
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015.