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Congratulations Vera Keller!

Our colleague in the Clark Honors College, Vera Keller and her collaborator, Anna Marie Roos (University of Lincoln), have received a grant for “Collective Wisdom: Collecting in the Early Modern Academy” from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. The 20-month, 45,000 pound research networking grant on the history of collecting and the origin of museums will support a whole range of projects: organizing three international workshops (one in Germany and two in the UK), editing a volume, curating a digital humanities project, putting on a physical exhibition in the Royal Society of London (Georgian Science, Collecting and Antiquarianism), holding a Baroque music concert in Halle, and speaking to the public there at the Handel Festival.

Their project partners, who are also offering in kind support, include the Royal Society of London, the Society of Antiquaries, and the German Academy of Natural Sciences (Leopoldina).

In other but related news, Archival Afterlives, edited by Vera, Anna Marie Roos, and Elizabeth Yale, and based on a conference they held at the Royal Society in 2015, is scheduled to appear from Brill this June (