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Visiting Fellowship

Visiting Fellows Announcement

The Charles and Joan Alberto Institute at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the availability of one Visiting Fellowship for the Spring semester of the 2023-24 academic year. This fellowship aims at providing young scholars in Italian Studies with the opportunity to live and do research for a period up to one month in the New York/New Jersey area and to be part of the Italian Studies community at Seton Hall University. We welcome candidates from any countries and specializing in any area of Italian Studies.

Seton Hall University is in South Orange, New Jersey, not far from major libraries in New York City and Princeton University. During their visit, the selected candidate will be asked to give a public lecture at the Alberto Institute, two lectures to undergraduate students, and participate to the life of our Italian Studies Program. Candidates must be fluent in both English and Italian.

The fellowship will cover both travel, health insurance, and lodging expenses (flight or train transportation from the city/country of origin and housing for one month) and will provide office space in the Walsh library, which is the home of the Valente Collection, the second largest Italian Studies book collection in New Jersey.

Those who are interested in applying should send in one single PDF file:

  • their curriculum vitae
  • a two-page (max) summary of a research project for which they would need to be in this
    geographic area
  • indication of preferred dates within the following period: March 10-April 28, 2023.
  • proposed topics for one lecture to be delivered at our Institute (in English), and for two lectures to undergraduate students of Italian
  • two academic references who will be contacted in case the candidate is selected for final interviews.

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute was founded in 2003 with the mission of coordinating Seton Hall University's many activities relating to Italian and Italian American history and culture, to sponsor cultural events and to promote curriculum development and community outreach. Our visiting fellowship has been established to promote scholarly exchanges and further develop the scope of academic activities offered in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University. 

For more information, please visit the Institute's website.

Applications should be sent to Gabriella Romani, Ph.D., director of the Alberto Italian Studies Institute, at [email protected] by Friday, November 17, 2023. A selection of finalists will be contacted for an informal interview (by phone or Zoom) by the beginning of December 2023. Final candidates will be announced by the beginning of January 2024. 

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