HAC Visiting Scholar Application

    About: The Hannah Arendt Center invites 6-8 scholars/year to apply for non-stipendiary visiting scholar fellowships. The visiting scholar fellowships are intended for scholars who have an interest in accessing The Hannah Arendt Personal Library at the Stevenson Library at Bard College specifically for their Arendt-related research projects. After Hannah Arendt’s death in 1975, her personal library was acquired by Bard College through the efforts of co-executors Lotte Kohler and Mary McCarthy; Alexander Bazelow, ’71; Irma Brandeis (Bard College faculty 1944-1979); Librarian Fred Cook; and Bard’s President, Leon Botstein. The collection represents approximately 4,000 volumes, ephemera and pamphlets that made up the library in Hannah Arendt’s last apartment in New York City. Of particular significance are the 900+ volumes containing marginal notes or lining, endnotes or ephemera, as well as many volumes inscribed to her by Martin Heidegger, Gershom Scholem, W.H. Auden and Randall Jarrell, among others.

    Length / Costs: Scholars must secure their own means of funding for housing. For stays of 1 month or more, we require a small utility fee of $1,000 to compensate our faculty and staff for the time spent working with the visiting scholars. We do not reimburse for travel, relocation, housing, or visa-related costs. You'll be asked below to specify your date timeframe.

    Applications for fall semester, due by May 1st.
    Applications for spring semester, due by October 1st.
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