Description: Library Fellows have supported several digitally based Helguera projects in recent years. A database with accompanying essays now features selected broadsides and pamphlets published in Colombia in the 19th and 20th centuries. The library has recently purchased the other portion of the Helguera Colombiana, promising to make Vanderbilt a premier collection in the United States. Several Colombian scholars very familiar with his private collection have attested to its uniqueness and scholarly worth and to the impact digitization would have on scholarship here, in Europe and in Colombia.
This project intends to make available digitally select materials from the Helguera collection through the database and online exhibition. The recently purchased collection contains early materials not available for researchers, specifically, pre-Independence Nueva Granada (present day Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador) through the revolutionary wars and nation formation (1790-1830).
Skills To Be Developed:
Mentor: Paula Covington, Latin American & Iberian Bibliographer, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Dates of Employment: spring 2017 semester
Contact: Paula Covington, or (615) 322-6282
Please follow the Application Process to apply for this fellowship. Applications will be accepted through October 21, 2016.