USC VSRI Summer Grants for Junior Faculty


The Visual Studies Research Institute offers a limited number of summer research grants to junior faculty at USC. To apply, please send a 2-page project proposal and a budget (not to exceed $2,000) detailing research itinerary and expenses. Applications are due on April 15, 2014. Please email all materials (in one PDF if possible) to vsri@usc.edu and vschwart@usc.edu

USC Gets Mellon Money to Train Digital Scholars


In yet another sign that the digital humanities are working their way into higher education at every level, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1.9-million grant to the University of Southern California to support graduate-level training in digital scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday.
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Daniela Bleichmar Receives
2013 Leo Gershow Award


Daniela Bleichmar has been awarded the The American Historical Association's 2013 Leo Gershow Award for "the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history" for her book Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions & Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Catherine Clark Receives Lawrence R.
Schehr Memorial Award


Former VSGC graduate student Catherine Clark has been awarded the Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for her essay, “The Vidéothèque de Paris, Archive of the Future." Dr. Catherine E. Clark is Assistant Professor of French in the Foreign Language and Literatures department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ioana Literat published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly


VSGC graduate student Ioana Literat has published 'Participatory Innovation The Culture of Contests in Popular Science Monthly, 1918-1938' in the September issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.