WESS-SEES De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant

About the WESS-SEES De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant The grant supports research in European studies with an emphasis on librarianship, the book trade, resource documentation and similar information-science related topics. The grant was established in 2011 by ACRL WESS under the sponsorship of the Walter de Gruyter Foundation for Scholarship and Research [Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung], http://www.walterdegruyter-stiftung.com. Beginning with the 2014 award season, the grant is managed by ACRL WESS and ACRL SEES. €2,500 donated by the De Gruyter Foundation to cover travel to and from Europe and transportation, room, and board in Europe, for up to thirty (30) consecutive days.  

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2015 Winner(s)

Katharine Chandler

for her project “Whimsical Penwork: The Carthusian Graduals of the Chartreuse de Champmol.”

“Ms. Chandler’s research at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris and the Bibliothèque municipale in Dijon promises to reveal trends in monastic book production in the fifteenth century as reflected in graduals and other documents related to monastic choirs during that period,” said award chair Timothy Shipe of the University of Iowa. “Besides shedding light on the background of the Carthusian graduals of the Chartreuse de Champmol and their unique style, her study should help to bring about a greater balance in later medieval book historical research, which has focused on secular book production.”