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 will be 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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2014 Winner(s)

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup

professor and librarian for technical services, Italian, Russian and East European Studies at Seton Hall University

“This project exemplifies the commitment of WESS-SEES librarians to identify and preserve cultural heritage materials published by and about ethnic groups living within or dispersed among larger communities,” said award chair Heidi Madden of Duke University.

Deyrup’s project focuses on Italian-language resources published by and about the Italian minority communities of Dalmatia and Istria for the past two centuries and will involve substantial archival work. This research will result in an annotated bibliography, a directory of the publishing houses in Croatia and Italy that handle these materials and a narrative addressing the historical and cultural significance of these resources.