Alison Locke Perchuk emails:
I am writing to introduce you to a new resource for research on topics connected to the holdings of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. Founded by Federico Borromeo in 1609, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana holds manuscripts from late antiquity through the early modern period, touching on disciplines ranging from art, theology, and philosophy to science, medicine, and law, and on the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and other cultures of the Mediterranean region. The Ambrosiana Foundation has been established to promote public awareness of and scholarly research at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, in part by offering an annual fellowship to a scholar at the graduate, postgraduate, or professional level to support research in Milan. I am hoping you might be willing to circulate the notice attached below to the membership of your medieval studies association or university medieval studies list, as well as to any other colleagues and students whom you believe might be interested in the Biblioteca or the Foundation.
A membership society, the Foundation offers stipends to graduate, postgraduate, and professional scholars to conduct research at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan (next deadline: October 15, 2008) and at the Ambrosiana Archives at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame (rolling deadline). It also sponsors conference panels, scholarly lectures, exhibitions, and other events in the United States.
For further information about the Foundation, its fellowship programs, or other activities, please contact Anna Beth Rousakis at 718-434-1660 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.