Announcement: Launching RIAS Short-Term Research Fellowship

In 2019 the RIAS launched a short-term research fellowship. This program is meant to enable early career scholars and young researchers to spend a period of research in Middelburg. The fellowship’s main goal is to help with the preparation of grant proposals, the finalization of peer-reviewed articles, and the fine-tuning of PhD dissertations.

The first research fellow was Thomas Mareite, a former PhD candidate from Leiden University, who made ample use of our collections to start a postdoctoral research project on the nature of slave smuggling in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean during the nineteenth century.

In January 2020, we welcomed Valeria Carbone from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Carbone is  conducting postdoctoral research on the Black Power movement for a series of forthcoming publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Thomas Mareite
Valeria Carbone