Peirce Center Research Announces Spring 2011 Fellows
Release date: March 10, 2011
Goucher College's Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections is pleased to announce the spring 2011 Undergraduate Research Fellows: Morissa Rothman-Pierce '13 and Benjamin Snyder '13.
The fellows will conduct research using primary sources and other documentary evidence in Goucher's Special Collections and Archives. Both fellows have been awarded a $500 stipend and additional funds for supplies to support their research.
Rothman-Pierce will examine the illustrations found in different editions of Alice in Wonderland to create a Web exhibit and linoleum prints from her own artistic renderings. Snyder will investigate Egyptomania in Maryland in the 1890s using the papers of John Franklin Goucher and historic periodicals.
The Peirce Center's mission is to engage undergraduates in original research that takes advantage of the resources in Special Collections and Archives at the Goucher College Library. Each semester the Peirce Center accepts proposals for research fellowships. Fellows receive a stipend to support their work along with any supplies. Their project must result in a tangible product, such as a research paper, exhibit, Website, short story, documentary, finding aid, or artwork.
Brooke Peirce (1922-2003), a Goucher College professor of English for more than 30 years, and his wife, Carol Peirce (1922-2005), a longtime English professor at the University of Baltimore, dedicated their lives to scholarship and teaching. The Peirce Center operates in the spirit of their commitment to providing superior higher education and their enthusiasm for the treasures to be found in Goucher's Special Collections and Archives.
For fellowship applications and more information about the Peirce Center, visit the http://www.goucher.edu/peircecenter.
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